Monday, December 2, 2013

Easy Christmas Wreath

I have some pretty large and in charge plans for the month, one of which involves a pretty fun wreath, but I needed something to grace my front door in the meantime because naked front doors make me sad.

Enter the easy peasy Christmas wreath. This one will take you five minutes and $10. My kind of project.


How do we all feel about tinsel? Love it? Hate it? Think it's awful, tacky, or awesomely tacky?

I used to hate it, but lately my love for all things sparkly and shiny led me to spend a lot of time reconsidering my stance on tinsel garland. I found myself circling back in the stores and scratching my head on how I could use it with my holiday decor.

(For the record, the stuff you throw onto your tree still give me the heebie jeebies. Just saying.)

To make your super easy wreath, you'll need a foam wreath form and some garland. This particular wreath is 12 inches and the garland is 12 feet long. I had juuuuust enough garland for this wreath, so if you choose a larger wreath you'll need more garland. You'll also need your hot glue gun.


You will glue down the end of your garland to your wreath. Like so:


And start wrapping, like so:

Someone needs a manicuuuuure!
I added a dab of glue here and there as I wrapped. Once you're finished, glue down your end and hang that bad boy!

So sparkly. So shiny. So easy.
And there you have it, friends. You could probably get fancy and add a bow if you wanted to. And you can choose any color garland you want, I just thought this particular one was fun since it had the two colors and some fun texture throughout. You know, because tinsel isn't texture-y enough as it is.

What is gracing your front door? Feel free to share how lame or awesome you think tinsel is in the comments!

Wanna see where I party? Click here for an awesome list of link parties I participate in..

Also linking up to:
Savvy Southern Style
Imparting Grace
Jennifer Rizzo
Get Your DIY On Challenge at The Happy Housie
Crafty Christmas Obsessions Linkup Party at Glued to My Crafts
Craft, Create, and Inspire at Live Love Create

22 comments:

  1. This is super cute and so happy I cam across it at the link party!!! xoxo Sandra @ A Dash of Sanity

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  2. What a cute and simple idea! Visiting from the DIY By Design link party. I am a new blogger :) Heading over to check out your FB and Pinterest pages now.

    - Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body (www.trappeddesigner.blogspot.com)

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    1. Hi Tasha! Thanks for stopping in! Welcome to the wide world of blogging and I'll be sure to check out your blog :)

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  3. This looks adorable! I really need one of these for my house.

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    1. Hi Steph! They are SO easy to whip you, you totally should! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Oh how beautiful and simple! Looks festive against the red door. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Very cute! Looks fab against your bright red door. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you, Bre, and a very Merry Christmas to you!!

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  6. Super cute idea! That looks easy enough that even I could manage it!

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  7. Ooh I love a simple, inexpensive project, and this turned out so cute! Great job! Thanks so much for sharing at Get Your DIY On! I hope to see you tomorrow at 7 pm EST to link up your ornament tutorials! Have a great weekend!

    ~Abby =)

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    1. Hi Abby, thanks for the kind words and for hosting a great party to link up to!

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  8. Great project !!

    I would love you to come and share @ Craft, Create & Inspire linky party !!!

    Look forward to seeing you there :)

    http://livel0vecreate.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/craft-create-inspire-linky-party-9.html

    Claire x

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    1. Hi Claire! I checked out your blog and linked up to your party...thanks for the invite!

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  9. Super cute, I love the idea.
    xo, Elba

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  10. came over from imparting grace because i need inspiration for a pretty *and* easy wreath ... from the thumbnail i couldn't figure out what you had used and would never have guessed! this is awesome!

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    1. Thanks, Melissa! I was looking for something that was easy and relatively low cost to put on my door for a week or two and I think it worked out nicely! Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. I have no strong opinions on tinsel either way, though we choose not to use it. Anyway, this was the most viewed link last week at the Whatever Goes Wednesday party, so we'll be highlighting this at tomorrow's party. We hope you'll stop by and party with again!! :)

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    1. Hi Miranda! We were never tinsel people either, although I remember my parents hanging up this garland every year. I think once you incorporate it in a different way it has different effect that has kind of changed my mind (ooh, sparkly!). And I still stand firmly anti-tree tinsel :) Thanks for letting me know of the views, and thanks for hosting a GREAT party every week!

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  12. Hi Brittany, It looks so pretty and sparkly. It would make a fun project for my granddaughter. Thanks for sharing.

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