Friday, November 30, 2012

Easy Wreath Ideas

Here are a couple of simple wreath ideas that can add just the right touch to your holiday decorating this year.






Your kids can whip them up in no time with supplies you already have on hand.





















MATERIALS REQUIRED:

- cardboard
- 2 round containers for tracing, one small, one larger
- pencil, scissors
- fleecy "fake" snow from the dollar store, you want the fabric not the loose stuff.  You could also use white felt.
- tacky glue
- heavy posterboard or bristol
- template if needed
- watercolor pan paints, tempera, or even colored pencils
- a little glitter glue
- a few sequins, beads, gems or other embellishments
- ribbon or string for hanging


PROCEDURE:
Trace out a wreath shape using 2 round objects.

Cut out.



Take your fleece or 'snow' fabric and cut into strips.





Put some tacky glue on your cardboard wreath.



Put the end of one strip in the glue and start wrapping around the cardboard.




Continue wrapping and gluing as you go. 




I find the Dollar Store "snow" fabric sticks quite easily.  With felt you may need to clip on a few clothespins to keep the strips in place until the glue sets up.



While the wreath is drying sketch or trace out your shapes on heavy posterboard or bristol.




If you want to use my shapes check out my template HERE.




Paint on a little colour.  Use some fine sharpie for outlining and details.





Add some glitter.




Cut out.




A nice way to add definition to your shapes is to add some black on the edges.  I use a black crayon.  Place your shape on top of a piece of paper and then rub a little crayon right on the edge of your shape.


You can see by the 2 stars what a difference it makes.





For the butterfly I added some antennae, which are little wires you use when making flowers.  You can just use some fine wire.

I also added some gems to the stars.


Glue your shapes onto your wreath.  The fuzzy fabric makes gluing things on a snap!


Add a ribbon or string for hanging.





For my bluejay wreath I added some fir garland.


I also added some sequins and beads for a little extra.


That's it.



More holiday ideas to come.



4 comments:

  1. What a lvoely wreath! Would be a great addition to a gift as well. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I just found a new craft for my Santa's Little Helpers Gift-Giving Crafting day! Thank you so much!

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