Hi Everyone! Are you all going crazy with the holidays yet? I am!! We got our tree last week and not a thing on it… sigh. So much to do and only a few days to go until showtime. Gotta put the ol’ back into it!
I wanted to share a super easy project that I did last week. I had found this plain wreath a few months ago for a steal – $3!! I snagged it up, as all good hoarders would, and figured I’d decorate it with stuff I had laying around the house. The great part was that there were already berries and pinecones attached – saved me some time!
I started by using some gold leaf paint to make a few leaves sparkle. Easy peasy, right?! I only painted one side of the leaf, the side facing out.
Then I made a ribbon out of fabric I had on hand. (If you have ribbon you’d like to use, this whole bow thing is even easier!)
I cut strips from the fabric 4 1/2 inches wide. I measured the width of the wreath and added 1/2 an inch to come up with that number. I ended up using 3 strips of the fabric for the bow and the ties.
Then I used my glue gun to fold over the rough edges. I wanted pretty loops!
Once you’ve got that done, start forming loops and cutting the fabric to the right size. To keep each loop together I used a few drops from the glue gun – but don’t put too much! You don’t want the fabric to get stiff.
Once I was done looping and stacking, my pieces looked like this. Then I cut a piece for the ties that hang down the bottom of the bow and put that all the way in the back.
With some flower wire I picked up at the dollar store, great stuff for all sorts of projects, I simply twisty-tied it and then using the same piece, wrapped it around the wreath. It literally disappears in the leaves.
Dug through the ornament pile and I thought this owl was kinda cute! Again, I used wire to attach it… then I can switch it all out next year if I change my mind!
Finally, hang and enjoy! Yay!!
Give this a try – it’s seriously doable! I even attached pine cones, glittery flowers and ornaments to all the plain greenery I had in storage, just by using the flower wire!
I’ll share a few more holiday projects soon… just trying to finish them!!
Happy Decorating and Creating! Jessica