I haven’t had a Christmas wreath since I’ve moved into this house. It’s always one of those things I mean to do and then I run out of time or it gets bumped to the bottom of the shopping list in favor of a Christmas gift for someone else and next thing you know it’s 4 years later. This year I was determined to put something on my door.
I was at Michaels last week and I found some really pretty ribbon. This was the sign I needed. $3 for a $10 ribbon and it was coming home with me. On my drive back home I spotted the Dollar Tree in town, meaning more cheap items for my project. Here’s what I came up with.
My supplies included a 15-foot garland, a pack of bells, and supersized ornaments. $7 for all of this. For the rest of the wreath you’ll need some sticks from your yard, pipe cleaners, and a hot glue gun.
- Choose some nice skinny sticks and line them up. I don’t have a cool birch tree so I lightly spray painted my branches white.
- Wrap up your branches tightly with pipe cleaners.
- Cut your garland into 2.5 foot sections. Use your pipe cleaners to attach your sections to your sticks.
- Attach the ornaments with more pipe cleaners. Use your ribbon and wrap it around the bundle, hiding the pipe cleaners.
- Use your ribbon to tie a decorative bow. A glue gun might help in shaping your bow.
- Attach your bells to the garland down below with your glue gun.
- Vacuum! Those garlands shed like crazy.
I used the ribbon and pipe cleaners in the back to hang my wreath on my front door. Now my door jingles when it opens and I finally have a front door decoration without having to take money from anyone’s gift. Success!Pin It