It’s been a very busy year for us. Between moving (twice!), settling in, and unpacking (twice!), we thought we were doing well by putting up the Christmas decorations during Thanksgiving weekend. We’ve been enjoying our new place with all of our three Christmas trees when suddenly we realized that we never made a wreath for the front door! Big oops!
We quickly headed to Michaels (of course) to figure out what we were going to do. It actually came to us very easily when we saw a paper waste basket decorated as Santa. Could we use that idea to make a wreath? Well…we certainly tried!
Here’s what we used to make the wreath:
- 12-inch styrofoam wreath frame
- 1 yard of crushed red velvet ribbon
- 1 yard of white fringe yarn
- 6-inches of leftover fur fabric
- Stick on 3-inch picture frame
- Gold metallic paint
This is what we needed to put it together:
- Glue gun
- Small paint brush
Let’s make a Santa Wreath!
I began by painting the small picture frame with the metallic gold paint. This will make the perfect belt buckle! While the frame is drying, I wrapped the wreath frame with the velvet strip and pinned it in place. I then asked Alberto to hand me the black ribbon that we bought for the belt. After ransacking the entire apartment, we realized that we never bought the black ribbon because it fell down into a corner of the shopping cart. GREAT! So what do you do when your in the middle of a project, and you don’t want to run back to the store? Improvise! We decided that the faux fur that we used for the pillows that we made would make a great belt. So I head into the craft room, and cut off a piece of fur about six inches long. I wrap it around the bottom of the wreath, and pin it in place.
Half way done! We found this great fringe yarn that we had planned to use as little cuffs for the sides or top of the wreath. However once we saw it at the top of the wreath, we knew that it was perfect. It actually gave the hint of Santa’s beard. So I tried to pin it in place. Well the yarn was barely larger than thread, so pinning quickly became a tedious process. I eventually placed several loops on a pin, and pinned the yarn to the top of the wreath.
We liked the Irish Coffee Cocktail so much, that we decided to have it again. It really is delicious!
Buckle it up!
Finally, we just need to add the belt buckle. I placed two spots of hot glue on the back two corners of the small frame, and stuck the head of two pins into the glue. Once the glue dried, I placed the small frame into the middle of the faux fur by sticking the pins into the wreath frame. This is such an easy project, and we think it looks great!