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How to Make an Easy, Homemade Christmas Wreath
Your Gorgeous Homemade Christmas Wreath
Be Creative and Make Your Own Christmas Wreath
A project for both adults and children. Fill your home with the fragrant smell of pine trees and the welcoming sight of a Festive Wreath. This wreath can be made from the natural materials found on the forest floor and a few other additions. The newspaper, sticky tape and other items will probably already be in your house; all your need to bring to the table is a little imagination and festive cheer.
This wreath can be hung outside and it should last unless you experience extreme weather. It looks great, saves you money, is great fun to make and you can even recycle after Christmas.
What you Will Need to Make Your Wreath
Christmas Tree branches
Cutters for the branches and wire
Green plastic covered wire
Tinsel if required
Christmas is the Perfect Time for Crafting
Gather all the Materials you Will Need
Start at the Beginning
Gather all the materials you will need for your wreath and put them on one table. This will be your workspace.
Newspaper is the Starting Point
Fold the newspaper lengthways.
Take the old newspapers and fold them lengthways to the size you want, bearing in mind that it has be shaped into a circle. Secure your newspaper with sticky tape.
Making the Circular Shape
Make a Circle Shape
Fold sheets of newspaper into a long strip and then fold the strip over. Secure with sticky tape as you go. Then shape the newspaper strip to make a circle shape. Again secure with sticky tape.
Attach the Tree Cuttings
Attaching the Tree Cuttings
Use the cutters to trim the branches to a workable size for your wreath. Attach them to the outside with the sticky tape or if you prefer use the green plastic covered wire for all the cuttings. Next use wire to attach tree cuttings to the exposed facing of the newspaper. You should have no visible newspaper or sticky tape when you are finished.
Your Have now Finished the Basic Wreath
Your Basic Wreath
The Wreath is now green, vibrant and ready to decorate.
Attaching the Trimmings
Decorating Your Wreath
Use tinsel, pine cones, berries and your imagination to make your own special wreath. Add as much glitter and glitz as you like or keep it nice and natural. Enjoy your time creating your own homemade decoration and most importantly have fun!
Let The Imagination Glitter
The Children can Choose Their own Trimmings
When children make this wreath you can keep it inside the house and allow them to attach all the tree cuttings with sticky tape instead of wire. This allows them to attach all of the decorating items themselves and to choose how to decorate. Developing not only their decision making skills but also their artistic streak.
Attach a Loop to Hang it On
Attach Either Ribbon or String to Hang
Use co-ordinating ribbon or string to circle around the wreath, then knot to leave enough space to hang the wreath on it's hook.
Recyle Your Wreath after the Festivities
After the big day take down your wreath and cut the sticky tape and wire. After it is taken apart you will be able to recycle the paper and also the natural materials, ensuring our environment is well looked after.
The Children can Decorate Till Their Heart's Content
You can use branches and pine cones which nature has discarded and by mixing them with a little imagination, old newspapers and some shiny tinsel, you can make something festive, special and very personal.
Brighten and lighten your home with the smell and colours of Christmas and enjoy the view. Thank you for reading and I wish you all a very merry Christmas!
Are you Crafting This Christmas?
Will you be making your own wreath this Christmas?
Have a Great Christmas!
© 2013 Anna Haven