Monday, November 29, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Blog Challenge- Day 7

Day 7: Holiday Craft/DIY (If you don't make anything, what do you WISH you could make?)




A while back I posted about some fun Holiday wreaths that my girl friends and I made. That is definitely a Holiday craft, and one that is not too difficult. I didn't take any step by step photos for directions when we had our girls craft night, but I'll give it a shot at giving a brief description of how to make them!

When I made mine, I purchased a wreath from Michaels on clearance for $2. I purchased a roll of 2 inch ribbon, some tulle (can be purchased on the spool or by the yard at Hobby Lobby), any decor small enough to put on your wreath- maybe a welcome sign, or pumpkin, Christmas ornaments, etc.... Hot Glue (wire if you don't want to permanently attach your decorations).

 For this fall wreath I made, I started with the tulle. I tied about 20 in pieces (around 5 or 6 of each color) randomly around the wreath, then I also tied about 10-15 in pieces of ribbon around the wreath as well around 6-8 pieces. You can intertwine the tulle and ribbon throughout your wreath to make it look 'full.' After you've got most of the wreath covered, you can start decorating it with the accessories that you bought. On this one above I bought a few leaves/bead sprays, a sparkled pumpkin, a scarecrow and the sign to hang in the middle/top. I either super glued the accessories, or stuck them into the wreath with the sticks that were attached to them (cut to size).
 This Christmas greenery wreath was simply made by just hot gluing the ornaments down, and then cutting the bead sprays sticks down to size, to simply stick into the wreath. SOOO easy!

 This is the Christmas wreath that I made at our girls night. Again I just added the tulle and ribbon to make it look full, and then hot glued my decorations as I saw fit.

Another Christmas wreath made by just hot gluing the ornaments on!

I'm sure this is the worlds WORST tutorial EVER, so if you have ANY questions please feel free to leave a comment (make sure your commenting profile format is set so that I can email you back). It would have been so much easier to explain if I had step by step photos.

Cannot wait to see what all you girls come up with for your Holiday Crafts/DIY! This is one of my favorite topics!


16 comments:

Mrs. Huse Clifton said...

They look great!

Lindsi said...

Love the great, cheap wreath ideas! :) My mom and I just had a conversation this morning about attempting to tackle making our own wreaths this week. Thanks for the great inspiration pieces!

Haven's Mom said...

I love the brown and gold wreath! Beautiful. :)

Aly @ Analyze This said...

I can't even use a hot glue gun w/o hot gluing my fingers together! Seriously! I am a space cadet! Ha!

I really want to learn to make a wreath. I want it big and leopard print and glittery! Hmm, I may run to Hobby Lobby, gather supplies and just go at it!

Emily said...

Love these! So many people have such pretty wreaths! I guess I need to jump on the bandwagon! Thanks for the great ideas!

Kit said...

I use wire on my wreaths bc I am scared of the hot glue gun just like Aly! All of those look great!

Emily P. said...

I really stink at wreath making!

Lindsey said...

you have totally inspired me to make a wreath this year for my front door :) love them

Sarah the Writer said...

Those look great! I don't think mine would come out that good so I'm gonna have to stick with the ones my mom bought for our house :-P

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Jessica said...

You just gave me SERIOUS inspiration! I'm a virgin wreath maker. I'm nervous about it! I bought my wreath from Hobby Lobby, and it's been sitting there staring at me for 2 weeks. The gold & brown wreath is beautiful. I'm going to try and create something like that when I get home! :) You are awesome at wreaths!

Neely said...

I just love the wreaths!

Kendra said...

they are so perfect. You did a greattt job on all of them.!

Kelly's Avenue said...

VERY CUTE!!!!!

Kelly said...

Your wreaths are just TOOOOO cute! I had aspirations to make a wreath when Greg was gone hunting a few weeks ago, but I never got around to it. We need something on our front door, so I ought to get on making a wreath soon!

JPO said...

I've been wanting to make a wreath forever but I'm scared! My creations always turns out funky and crooked

Sam Aliie said...

Your wreaths are too cute and cheap. Thanks for sharing with us.


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