Christmas 2011 DIY Projects:
Candy Cane Christmas Wreath
Christmas Crafts: Christmas wreaths are so festive!! Nothing says the HOLIDAY SEASON like Christmas wreaths!! Well, Christmas trees potentially do… But this post is not about Christmas trees… So CHRISTMAS WREATHS, hazah!!
I actually found this DIY wreath on another blog [Whipperberry] and I thought it was cute, clever, and cheap [p.s. apparently I’m all about alliteration today… and I’ve done it again…]. ANYHOW, when I went to JoAnn’s Fabric Store I found that getting the materials the blog suggested was really rather pricey… My husband and I are newly weds, and we can’t even afford a Christmas tree this year, let alone $40-$60 on a Christmas wreath that I was going to make myself… So I have restructured it so that the materials are cheaper!!
The Perfect Christmas Gift of 2011
The best gift are the ones that people put time and effort into- so this holiday season: reduce, reuse, and recycle by putting time and effort into MAKING your Christmas gifts in 2011!! Start off with this Candy Cane Christmas Wreath:
DIY Christmas Decor
STEP 1: Cut your muslin into 4″ widths and as long of pieces as you can :] Then take your floral foam and start to wrap your muslin around the foam. Keep taking pieces until the foam is fully wrapped!
STEP 2: Take your white and red felt and cut both into 4″ x 4″ squares. Make as many as you can- you definitely dont want to be stingy with your squares!! Trust me- you want more fluff rather than a wilted looking wreath…
STEP 3: Take a square and fold it in half- pretty easy, right?!
STEP 4: Then take that half folded square, and fold it again so it is quartered.
STEP 5: Use a floral pin and push it through the corner of the square. Then place it on the outside of the foam. You’re going to to make a line from the the outter point of the foam to the center. One line of red, and then two line of white- that way the white is thicker :] thus creating a candy cane looking wreath!! The perfect Christmas decor for 2011 and many many years to come!!
STEP 6: Take whatever ribbon you prefer and tie a knot in the center. Then pin the ends on either side of the foam :]
EST VOILA, C’EST FIN!!