Christmas Wreaths – Easy Decorative Wreaths

Here are Three Attractive, Simple & Frugal DIY Christmas Wreath Ideas

With the holidays looming before us, many of us are still adding final touches to our homes. Sometimes a wreath is all it takes to add a bit of holiday flair to a lonesome spot that’s begging to be decorated. With this in mind, I was looking around online for some easy, quick and not expensive do it yourself ideas the other day. I came across many options, but these were rather interesting and I decided to pass them along here on my blog.

And with the kids out of school now for the holiday break, you might find that one of these Christmas wreath projects something that will be easy enough for the kids to do and will help fill up some time for them and help to encourage them to be creative rather than parked in front of the TV or computer games all day!

Simple Greenery Wreath or Container Display

To start, here’s one that you can easy adapt to fit the materials you have available in your outside surroundings, like natural pine boughs, berries, pine cones, etc. Add some ornaments or other decorations (like fruit), and turn this into a hanging wreath or place in a pretty container on your front porch or in a corner of a room.

pine-bough-decoration

Plastic Bag Wreath That Looks like Shimmery Snow & Ice

Here’s an idea for a really striking wreath that can live up to any weather outdoors or be stunning indoors as well. It’s got a kind of snow-and-ice look. I like this idea because it’s really pretty easy and quite a frugal one cash-wise. Plus even kids can get involved in the project, too.

plastic bag wreath

Materials Needed
• White wire clothes hanger
• Wire cutters
• Needle-nose pliers
• About 100 plastic sandwich bags (the fold-over, not ziplock kind)
• Bow (Idea: go to YouTube.com to find videos showing you how to make nice big bows)

Instructions
1. Form the hanger into a circle, keeping the hook at the top.

2. Using wire cutters, cut the hanger at the bottom center and wrap the ends around each other to form a circle with a 9-inch diameter. Use needle-nose pliers if necessary. Bend the hook down to form a loop for hanging the wreath.

plastic bag wreath wire

3. Fold a plastic bag in half lengthwise and tie it around the hanger with a single overhand knot. Repeat, pushing the bags together until the circle is full. Add a festive bow. You’re done!

Rustic Holiday Twig Wreath

No one ever said that a holiday Christmas wreath can only be round or that they must be green? I found this simple-to-do idea for a rustic rectangular wreath uses materials that can be found in your backyard that I thought was another great idea to pass along. Again, even the kids can make one these. Don’t be afraid to get creative and deviate from the items used in the photo. You could use real lemons and/or limes, as example, instead of faux apples. Use this idea as a guideline if you wish.

rustic diy twig holiday wreath

Materials and Tools:
• Leafless branches
• Thin-gauge wire
• Fresh evergreens
• Berry sprays (fresh or faux)
• Small faux green apples
• Red-and-white gingham ribbon
• Large white chipboard or foam-core letters (J,O,Y)

Steps:
1. Gather bare branches from the backyard and cut to create whatever size wreath you wish. Overlap corners of branches to create a rectangle, then secure corners by wrapping them with wire.
2. Wire evergreen bunches and berry sprays onto corners of wreath. Top with small green apples and gingham ribbon bows attached with hot glue.
3. Add ribbon to the back of large letters to spell “Joy” and suspend them from top of wreath.

Have fun!

Instructions & images from:
Natural greenery idea: http://lisagouletdesign.blogspot.com/2010/11/natural-holiday-arrangement.html
Plastic bag wreath: http://familyfun.go.com/christmas/christmas-decorations/christmas-wreaths/crystal-wreath-822339/
Twig wreath: http://www.hgtv.com/holidays-and-entertaining/rustic-holiday-twig-wreath/index.html

Comments

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