I found an awesome holiday wreath here at The Southern Summer. I thought she did such a great job with hers that I would try to make one too.
I was lucky enough to score a wreath form for .99 cents at Goodwill. I also picked up some red yarn from Wal Mart.
Super simple steps here, if I can do it, so can you! I started by wrapping the wreath tightly with yarn.
It took quite awhile, I had Harry, Ron and Hermione on ABCFamily’s 25 days of Christmas to keep me company.
I finally managed to wrap the whole wreath one time over. It looked a bit shabby.
There were gaps in the back, not good enough for me, and I'm not even close to a perfectionist.
So, I wrapped it again (By this time we were almost done with The Chamber of Secrets).
With a much better result after the second layer of yarn, I continued. I had some snowflake ornaments (actually I have hundreds) left over from our wedding, so I grabbed a few of those and a few fuzzy red accent balls I also had from the wedding. I believe I got those from JoAnn Fabric in the floral department for pennies. I love reusing things I already have laying around! Makes me feel super crafty, which is ridiculous. I also purchased two large silver bells from the Dollar Tree the other day (score!) and a red and silver wire edged ribbon I also grabbed from there. I used the ribbon to hang both the wreath and the bells and glued on the accents.
Here it is hanging on the door,
Not sure if I love the bells? Is it too much? They would be super easy to remove. The verdict is still out, we’ll see. Other than that dilemma, I love the wreath. I think it turned out even better than I expected and it was very easy. I think that I will easily be able to change it up for next year too.