Ok, so this year I’ve found it hard to do many crafts or cooking. In fact, getting into “the Christmas spirit” has been a lot harder than usual. So I’ve taken some steps, particularly in the last few days, to rekindle that fire and make home more Christmassy! 🙂
The first thing I did was an idea my neighbor found on Pinterest.
(Pinterest and I have a love/hate relationship recently… I see all these creative, cute things that I would love to do, but just don’t have the time/energy/money/you-name-the-excuse to do. So then I feel like a big fat flop with all those insanely craft-gifted people out there. Then I manage to do ONE project and then 10 more crafts pop up… UGH!)
Here’s the ornament wreath we did (this one is mine, obviously).
-a foam wreath “skeleton”
-a letter of your choosing that fits the wreath (in this case, for our last name)
-a glue gun
-lots of glue for the glue gun
-some ribbon for looping it over the door.
(-you might also like to find some jingly bells or small foam balls in the color of your theme to glue in some of those awkward empty spots)
I got most of my ornaments from Michaels because they had the shatterproof ornaments for insanely cheap, and the rest from the dollar store. (My neighbor found some cute ones from Goodwill for her wreath, too.) I tried to get some ornaments of various sizes, too, to make my wreath look a little more interesting.
1. Figure our your color scheme: I went with a red and gold theme, and painted my letter as such:
2: Then you attach the letter to your wreath with the glue gun.
3. Figuring out how you are putting your ornaments on. I halfheartedly laid them out to see how I’d like them to look, but ended up using a lot more than I planned because I didn’t like how the sides looked. You will then need to take off the tops where you’d put ribbon or hooks to hang them on the tree.
4. Glue your ribbon in a loop where the top of your wreath will be. that way you have the place to hook it to the door taken care of and can glue ornaments over it.
5. Gluing the ornaments on took the most time. You want to try and glue them in a way to hide the tops of the ornaments. You will probably use a lot of glue to secure the ornaments, and don’t forget to hold the bigger ones for a minute so they don’t slide out of place.
Let it all try, clean up the mess (the glittery balls got glitter ALL over!) and then hang on your door!
Tada- a fun, fully customized wreath with your name letter and color choice!