Now it's time for a long overdue post about holiday décor. Specifically a holiday themed wreath. I wanted this wreath to be simplistic, classic, and something I could keep up throughout the season. Maybe it is actually more of a winter wreath? The great thing about Minnesota is that winter lasts FOREVER (well maybe it's not a great thing) so I can keep this wreath up for many months. Oh and it was only $6.00 to craft up. BOOM.
I started with a bunch of supplies from Michaels and some supplies I had laying around the craft closet. I didn't know what I was going to come up with so I wanted to make sure I covered all my bases. I mean that's what returning things is for right? I started out with a plain wicker wreath, some white dangly bling, and some red and silver sparkly balls. From the craft closet I retrieved some old linen fabric and twine. And of course I had the help of my trusty hot glue gun!
First I cut a strip of the linen fabric and wrapped it around the top. I tucked the raw cut ends under to make it looked hemmed. I hot glued that bad boy down and secured it with some twine. I made a loop in the twine so I could hold the wreath up by the twine rather than the wreath itself.
After tinkering for quite some time and agonizing over placement and bling goodies to use, I decided on these white pearly balls. I attached them with string to secure them in place. I tried hot glue but it just wasn't jiving for me that day.
Next I used my trusty hot glue gun and this tutorial from My Sparkle. She had an awesome easy way to roll these cute flowers. I used hot glue instead of fabric glue and it worked just fine. I also did not cover the backs like she did because I knew the backs would be covered when I glued them on my wreath. I made them in varying sizes: two small one big!
Lastly I glued those babies on in a symmetrical pattern. So there you have it $6 and 1ish hours and I have a wreath I can re-use again and again. And better yet I get to use it a couple months at a crack! And the colors of the wreath totally bring out the dark and light browns of the house!
White beady things: $2
Ahhhhh.......total simplistic neutral bliss!