A do-it-yourself wreath project can quickly turn things around for your Hawthorne home, giving it that make-over it deserves. Wreaths are a great way to trim your door, wall, window, or really any other area in your home. Store-bought wreaths are usually quite expensive, though. And, they might not be the kind that suits your taste. This should be a good sign for you to go with a DIY wreath this season.
Bicycle wheel. Upcycle an old bicycle wheel into a wreath full of vintage fun. Simply twine real or fake evergreen boughs around the rim, then wrap it in a festive red rope or ribbon. Using just a couple of bright bows, you can make your entryway or door so much more lively.
Peanut wreath. For a touch of the unconventional, why not create a wreath out of unshelled peanuts? You can use a foam wreath form and glue peanuts in their shells to it. As a final touch, take a burlap ribbon and tie it around the whole thing like a bow.
Cookie cutters. Nothing spells the holidays better than baking cookies, and you can reflect that through your wreath this season. Start by gluing decorative paper to the back of several cookie cutters. Then, glue the cookie cutters into a circular shape. You can then use a pretty ribbon to tie around it to give your home a nice, holiday treat.
Wine corks. Are you the type to save wine bottle corks? If so, you can use them to make a wreath! Using a straw or twig wreath form, simply glue your corks in concentric circles to cover. You can then use floral wire to fasten sprigs of evergreen and bright holly berries to finalize the look.
Sheet music. You could also mix and match your wreath with the concept of holiday music so that you get musical holiday vibes! Taking a couple of torn sheets of music, you can twist or curl them, and then glue them together in a circular shape. Add some colorful paper rosettes to the inner ring to craft the perfect musical decoration for your home.
PVC pipe. Not just for plumbing, PVC pipe can be used to make a unique wreath for your home! Simply cut different sizes of PVC pipe into thin sections, then glue them together (with open sides facing outward) into a circular arrangement. After spray painting the pipe a pretty gold or another color, fill the openings of the pipes with colorful ornaments for a festive decoration.
Socks. Is your laundry room riddled with old or single socks? If you’re looking to throw them away, why not consider turning them into a wreath, instead? Making use of embroidery hoops, trace a wreath onto a foam core. Afterward, cut out the form and wrap it with your socks, making sure to use glue to hold everything together. Then, fit the whole thing back inside the embroidery hoops and decorate.
Ties. Another item you can use to make a wreath is a necktie! Make sure to wrap and pin those ties around a foam wreath form. You can arrange it in any way you like. Remember to glue the loose ends to the back of the foam so that they don’t end up coming undone. After that, you can use leftover fabric to make a bow. Now, you have a holiday wreath that’s dressed to impress!
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