Homemade Christmas wreaths 2013
Homemade Christmas wreaths are a must this season, so get out your crafting supplies. Whether hung on your front door or above a crackling fireplace, a Christmas wreath announces the arrival of the holiday season. While most people think of evergreen branches and holly leaves, Christmas wreaths can actually be made out of just about anything. The creative possibilities with homemade Christmas wreaths are endless and often easier than people think. As long as you’re willing to roll up your sleeves, there are many beautiful homemade Christmas wreaths that are quick, easy, and fun. In this article, we will show you how to create a variety of handmade wreaths.
1. Berries, Bows and Tags Christmas Wreath
Allow: 30 Minutes
Skill Level: Beginner
- Glue three pinecones at equal intervals around the wreath.
- Glue a group of mini baubles inbetween each pine cone.
- Cut out red and green card gift tags using a punch cutter and write on welcoming festive greetings.
- Tie the tags around the wreath with organza ribbon threaded with gold bells.
2. Yarn-Wrapped Homemade Christmas Wreaths
Yarn-wrapped wreaths look sleek and polished without all the bulkiness of a typical pine wreath. One of the nice things about yarn-wrapped wreaths is that you can store them away in a box, and they won’t get tangled or misshapen for next year’s decorating.
- Holiday Homespun Yarn: Wreath 1 ball (A)
- Holiday Homespun Yarn: Berry 1 ball (B)
- Large-Eye Blunt Needles
- 12 in. (30.5 cm) foam wreath
- 18 small foam balls
- 6 in. (15 cm) piece of cardboard
- Craft glue
Tassel Wrap yarn around 6 in. (15 cm) cardboard 3 times. Cut a piece of yarn 12 in. (30.5 cm) long and thread doubled into large-eyed blunt needle. Insert needle under all strands at upper edge of cardboard. Pull tightly and knot securely near strands. Cut yarn loops at lower edge of cardboard. Cut a piece of yarn 12 in. (30.5 cm) long and wrap tightly around loops about 1 in. (2.5 cm) below top knot to form Tassel neck. Knot securely.
With A, make 12 Tassels. Apply a small amount of glue to foam wreath, then wrap evenly with A. Continue applying small amounts of glue, then wrapping with A until Wreath is completely covered. Arrange Tassels onto Wreath. Tie yarn tails of Tassel around Wreath to secure.
BALLS (make 18)
Apply a small amount of glue to Ball, then wrap evenly with B. Continue applying small amounts of glue, then wrapping with B until Ball is completely covered.
Glue Balls to surface of Wreath as desired.
3. Tulip Christmas Wreath
Inserting flowers to a traditional Christmas wreath can add a splash of color to the usual palate of red and green. These inventive wreaths combine flower-arranging and wreath-making into one craft the whole family can enjoy.
This beautiful wreath will carry you clear into April! The red tulips will complement your Christmas decor, while still heralding the coming spring for those tired of cold days. Here are the materials you’ll need to get started:
- 18-inch artificial mixed evergreen wreath
- 3 yards sheer red ribbon, 11/2 inches wide
- Chenille stems
- Hot glue gun, glue sticks
- 8 red silk tulips with leaves
- Wire cutters
- 3 icy branches
- 2 red berry sprays
- Variegated ivy
To construct a Tulip Christmas Wreath:
1. Fluff wreath so it is full. Form ribbon into a multiloop bow with 5-inch loops and 18-inch streamers. Secure center of bow with chenille stem. V-cut ends of streamers.
2.Viewing wreath as a clock, glue bow to 11 o’clock position. Cut a tulip to a 10-inch stem length, and glue it to wreath so head is at 7 o’clock position.
3. Cut stems of 6 tulips to varying lengths less than 10 inches. Glue tulips above first tulip placed. Cut off stem of last tulip below flowerhead, and glue it in bow center.
4. Place icy branches among tulips. Place 1 berry spray among tulips and other coming out from right side of bow. Place ivy among tulips and right side of wreath. When you are pleased with the arrangement, glue everything in place.
5. Glue pinecones throughout wreath to fill in design. Make a chenille stem loop on back for hanging.
4. Frosty Wreath
What You Need:
Natural pine cones
Bead crystal shapes
- Group pinecones into sets of three, then glue to the wreath at equal distances apart.
- Give the wreath a fine spray of paint and leave to dry.
- Add skeleton leaves around the pinecones, sticking in place with glue.
- Finally, bind the bead crystal shapes to the wreath.
5. Classic Homemade NOEL Wreath
Natural twig wreath
Ceramic painted clay stars
- Cut and glue berry picks around the outside of the wreath.
- Using the image as a guide cut out decorative and plain paper stars, holly leaves, ‘NOEL’ letters and Christmas trees.
- Decorate the wreath with the cut paper shapes, letters and ceramic stars.
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