Wednesday, December 1, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Crafts #1: Christmas Wreath



Yay! It's Christmas time, and time for my 12 Days of Christmas Crafts!!


Craft #1: Christmas Door Wreath.


This wreath cost me a total of $5!! What a deal :) Thank you Dollar Store...


My supplies included:


1. Wreath
2. Garland
3. Poinsettas
4. Berries
5. Initial of choice




My wreath, garland, flowers and berries all came from the dollar store = $4
The letter came from Walmart = about $1.50

First, I wrapped my garland around the wreath...it only took one strand. If I wanted to fully cover the wreath I would need slightly more garland, but having this area exposed is okay because I planned to cover it with my letter.


Second, I painted my letter red, then added some red glitter glue to make it sparkle :)

Third, I added a hanger....just hammer it in. This way I could tie the letter on the wreath with some ribbon. I was afraid the letter would be too heavy for hot glue alone.

Lol, my work space :) Don't mind Chooie's toy penguin, haha.

I positioned my items first to get my desired look, then I hot glued them in place. After gluing on my flowers, I tied on my letter and added a little hot glue behind it for extra support. I am very pleased!!

Hope you enjoy :) 







 
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6 comments:

Mizzreviewlady said...

cant beat walmart and the dollar store! I am your newest follower ffrom wednesday blog hop please follow me back at http://mizzreviewlady-mommyreviews.blogspot.com/ thanks!

momnivore said...

Hi Crystal-

Love your thrifty wreath- I made one for $10 and thought that was a steal...

Following you now... (from PP blog hop)

-Nicolette

Hope to see you back @
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Cheryl's Crafty Jewelry said...

It is lov-e-ly!

FeliciaE said...

I love the touch of the letter and I would never have thought of using a hanger to keep it in place.

It is so pretty!

found you via craft Friday

Rumtruffle said...

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Krafty Kat said...

You did a really great job! Love the initial! Thanks for linking to the Holiday Hookup!