A Holiday Wreath DIY

holiday wreath
I am really dragging my feet on getting out the Christmas decorations.
I mean, is it really, truly Christmas? So soon?
Instead of facing the thousands of decoration-filled boxes we have in the basement, I did what makes to total sense to no one but me.
I made a new wreath.

holiday wreath
After playing around with some various craft supplies I have in blue, green, gray, and cream, I came up with this wreath for a wall in our family room. Its easy to get completely into creating all the components that make make up this wreath. Make all of those first. Then spread them all out and start creating your wreath.

Holiday Wreath DIY

Styrofoam wreath form, 12 inches in diameter
Yarn to wrap the wreath form (I used a dark green)
Yarn scraps in various colors that you love (I used a dark and light heather gray, pea green, cream)
Wool or craft felt in a few colors
Wooden beads various sizes (You could also use Styrofoam ones)
glue with a brush applicator
Hot glue gun
holiday wreath
To make:
1. Paint a small section of the wreath with a little glue (like a 1″ x 1″ square) and start wrapping the yarn. Doing this in small areas at a time will keep the glue from drying before you get to that area with the yarn. Continue gluing and wrapping until you’ve covered the wreath form. Put a little glue on the last bit of yarn to secure it. Allow to dry while you make the “berries” and leaves.
2. To make the yarn “berries”, wrap scraps of yarn around a few of the wooden or styrofoam balls to resemble small balls of yarn, varying the sizes.
3. To make the glittered “berries”, completely cover a wooden or styrofoam ball with glue, then sprinkle generously with glitter. I made about 20 of these in total.
4. Make the leaves by lightly tracing a leaf shape onto wool (or better yet use a disappearing marker) and cut out. Make a few more than you’ll think need. I didn’t cover my entire wreath, but you may want to cover much more than I did.
5. Heat up the glue gun. Loosely lay out where you’d like to put the leaves and berries, then begin gluing into place.
You’re done!

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