This year, I am making my own Christmas wreath. Not only 1 but I made 2 identical wreaths, one for myself and another one for my friend.
I don’t usually put up a Christmas wreath during Christmas but this year (2009) I want to replace my 6′ Christmas Tree which I put up every December.
My son is at an age where he is curious about everything, so I foresee that he will literally pull everything down, including the tree itself. No way to risk his life with broken baubles knowing he will definitely get to the tree, even if I place it at a height beyond his reach. He is quite a climber too!!!!
In early December, my 6-year-old daughter asked me “Mum, when are we going to put up our Christmas Tree?” because she noticed that I did not bring her to buy new Christmas decorations. “Dear, we ain’t going to put up a Christmas tree this year” and told her the reason above. She accepted the fact with disappointment. Oh no… my heart broke as I knew that she loves December because it is the month that she can decorate the Christmas Tree and see the tree lighted up during the night. So, I decided to make some changes by transferring the decoration and light from the tree to wreath.
I finally got them done, hung it up and lit it up too. Seeing both my daughter and son so happy to see the wreath, made me even happier 🙂
I also designed and made 2 of the ornaments for these wreath crochet Christmas Tree Amigurumi, Holly Berries. Besides that, I refurbished my old candy cane and jingle bell ornaments by glittering them.
- Fake pine garland
- Floral tape (green)
- Planter’s twist-tie wire
- Christmas ornament and light of your choice
- Hot glue gun
- Prepare the wire in round shape and wind them with green floral tape.
I used a 10 inches stew-pot to roll the wire in 2 rounds so that the shape is firmer.
- Tie the fake pine garland along the wire with twist-tie. Go one round, cut off the extra length of the pine garland.
- This is how it looks.
If you prefer denser wreath and still have enough fake pine, you can do another round. I used 1 round.
- Tie a big ribbon and glue it at the bottom center of the wreath.
Glue the baubles at both the right and left respectively of the wreath, and put one on the top center as well.
- Continue the gluing with Holly berries, pinecones, beads garland, etc.
Finally, hang the ornaments to the wreath.
This is the wreath before the light decoration.
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