Any craft that involves inexpensive materials from the dollar store is an immediate winner in my books, because can we all agree that craft materials can get SUPER expensive super fast? Not this time! I wanted to bring a little of the festive spirit into our master bedroom, but with curious little hands coming at everything, I didn’t want to take my chances with a tree or any small ornamental things – and that’s how I became known as the crazy wreath lady, because after hanging these up I officially have 12 wreaths hanging in my house this season. Whoa!
They’re so cute, though, I couldn’t help it!
Here’s everything I used to make these:
- old embroidery hoops (purchased at a thrift store)
- black and white ribbon
- clear elastic string (the kind for jewellery making)
- faux eucalyptus and other branches from the dollar store
- nails or clear 3M Command hooks
For starters, cut all of your branches so that only the leafy bits are left behind. They probably shouldn’t be any longer than 8-12″ so that they can be easily wrapped around the embroidery hoop. Tie a piece of the clear string around everything so one end of the branch is attached to the hoop, then wrap the string all the way around, adding new pieces as you need.
Cur off the excess string and you’re done! I chose to do mine all different from one another, but a collection of wreaths that are all the same would be cute, too! As you can see by the state of my island, beware of glitter! It got on EVERYTHING, but that’s part of the magic of Christmas, right?
You can use some ribbon to add bows to these or leave them as is. I did both
I hung mine up using a mixture of small finishing nails and Command hooks because I normally have a large piece of art that goes above our bed, so I wasn’t too worried about nail holes. Plus, they’re tiny!
I used a Command hook for the heavier wreaths and the one hanging from the ribbon.
Oh, and don’t worry. The glitter isn’t an issue anymore. I was half expecting to wake up with gold sparkles on my face the next morning, but everything has stayed put!
And in the spirit of keeping it real, here is what the room REALLY looks like the majority of the time (because what else would kids do if they didn’t monopolize every inch of our homes, right?)
I can already tell you that I will be sad to see these go once the Holiday Season is over!
Now, because it’s your lucky day, there are 19 other Holiday crafts by Canadian bloggers that you can go see today! They’re all listed below, so go check them out.