I absolutely love holiday’s, ALL HOLIDAYS. They give me the ability to use my imagination and get crafty, and I love getting the kids in on crafting too. It is always a great family bonding experience, and gives us time to just relax a bit.
During our weekly trip to the craft store (I swear the place is like a second home to me, to be quite honest if they allowed it I would live there), they had twig wreaths on sale for 70% off which was an absolute steal that I couldn’t resist. With that all off the ribbon was 70% off, and ornaments 50% off. I paid a total of $13 plus tax for everything for my wreath, which in hindsight may not seem like a total bargain but if you were to go out and buy a wreath you’re not going to pay anywhere near that try more on the $50 side, maybe $30 if your extra lucky.
This wreath is super simple to make, and you can change the color, ribbon, ornaments, etc. to your liking. I chose to go very traditional Christmas with this one. All you need is a twig wreath, ribbon, ornaments, hot glue, and clear coat (optional)
I started by securing the ribbon to the back of the wreath with some hot glue, and then worked the ribbon around the wreath ensuring that I was getting the distance that I wanted. I like the look of the twigs which is why I wrapped the ribbon further apart and didn’t wrap it tightly. When you are done wrapping the ribbon you should end where you started, with both ends of ribbon meeting. Secure the ribbon together with hot glue.
You are now ready to start securing your ornaments, flowers, bell’s etc. to the wreath. I chose 3 ornaments and bells, and worked the bells around the wreath in a color pattern. I secured everything with a good amount of hot glue ensuring not to let the hot glue to overflow so it does not show. I found putting the hot glue on the wreath where I wanted the decorations worked better rather than putting it on the ornaments to secure them down.
Once I secured all of my ornaments, and had everything where I wanted it I took my wreath outside and sprayed it down with clear coat to help give my wreath an extra form of protection. When hanging the wreath inside you normally don’t have to spray it, but it won’t hurt it either. When spraying the wreath you want to spray it evenly and do not allow the spray to build and run over.
After allowing your wreath to dry, it’s now time to hang it, and enjoy.
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