One of the easiest ways to instantly give your Dr. Phillips home a cozy and creative vibe is to give it a do-it-yourself wreath project! Are you looking to trim a door, wall, window, or any other area of your house? Wreaths are the way to go. The downside to store-bought wreaths is that they are expensive, and they might not come in the style that you want. This is a good opportunity for you to opt for DIY wreaths 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? What you can do is you can glue peanuts in their shells to a foam wreath form. To finish it off, use a burlap ribbon and tie it around the whole thing like a bow.
Cookie cutters. Since baking cookies is an important part of the holidays, you can make a wreath that reflects the season! Start by gluing decorative paper to the back of several cookie cutters. Then, glue the cookie cutters into a circular shape. Finally, use a pretty ribbon on it and hang it for a wonderful sight anywhere inside your home.
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. Add a couple of sprigs of evergreen and bright holly berries by using floral wire and you’re good to go!
Sheet music. If it’s holiday music you’re into, why not use a wreath to express the musical side of you this season? You can use torn sheets of music and twist (or curl) them, then glue them 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. Do you still have any of your old or single socks lying around in your laundry room? Instead of throwing them out, why not use them to make your next wreath? With the use of embroidery hoops, you can trace out a wreath onto a foam core. After finishing, you can then cut out the form and glue the socks onto it, wrapping the entire thing with all the available socks you have. 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. And then, glue the loose ends to the back of the form to hold them firm. Afterward, use leftover fabric to craft a bow to finalize your beautiful holiday wreath that’s dressed to impress.
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