Christmas wreaths are a staple decoration for the holiday season. You’ll see giant wreaths hanging on buildings, tiny ones adorned as decorative pins or earrings, and every size in between. The tradition of making Christmas wreaths originated because of the evergreen nature of pine, holly and ivy that stays green through the winter. People brought them into their homes to symbolize everlasting life and vitality. So not only are wreaths special for the Christmas season, but they help ring in the new year with vitality and good will.
For people who lacked green foliage around their homes, making artificial wreaths became a popular craft. To this day, making Christmas wreaths remains a staple decoration for the holidays. To make a Christmas wreath can be a relatively easy task. Starting with a foam wreath or wire wreath frame as a base, here’s how to make a Christmas wreath.
- Foam or Wire Wreath
- Evergreen Garland or Faux Pine Garland
- Pins or Clips
- Stapler or Glue
- Festive fabric
- Embellishments – like faux pinecones and berries, holiday trinkets or candy
- Purchase a styrofoam or wire wreath from your local craft store. If you want to use real evergreen garland to embellish the wreath, I suggest using the wire frame.
- For an evergreen wreath, wrap the garland around the entire frame until it is completely covered. Staple the ends together.
- Using the clips, fasten your embellishments to the wreath, inserting clips between garland and wire where possible to secure.
- For another option, cut long strips of festive holiday fabrics and wrap the foam wreath until completely covered.
- Using the pins, secure embellishments to the wreath, like bits of holly, candy faux flowers or a large bow made of ribbon.
For another variation on this project, wrap your foam wreath in yarn, tightly and completely to create an effect that resembles knitting. From there, use the pins to attach embellishments like yarn balls in this picture:
Make Christmas wreaths that will last for years to come that are both durable and versatile for your Christmas decor. Beautiful Christmas wreaths do not have to be difficult to make or time consuming. Make a Christmas wreath to hang on your door or window. Make Christmas wreaths that cater to your best friend’s hobbies and give it to her as a gift. Get creative with your Christmas wreaths this year.
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