Nov 23, 2009

Fashion from the Doorway...

First, I'm not a big holiday decorator. I'd rather use my money to fly away for a fabulous holiday somewhere tropical BUT I am such a huge fan of holiday decorations (go figure).

I was on the HGTV site to see if they are doing another home giveaway (I love to look at their interior designs) when i came across this super cool DIY wreath. At first I thought is was a bracelet and when the page loaded I saw it was a wreath. Anyway, I thought it was really cool looking so I wanted to post it and share it out.

If you are into DIY or are low on funds or just want to have fun creating something for your house, check this out. This could be a great activity for household guests during Thanksgiving. If you create one, I'd love to see a picture of it. Have fun!

xo Charl xo

Tools and Materials: green garland wreath of any size; spray paint in 3-4 colors (our holiday palette was light blue, light green and silver); round ornaments in various sizes; ribbon; hot glue gun; glue sticks.

1. Spray paint the ornaments in different colors, making sure you get all the way around, don’t miss any spots. Let dry.

2. Using the hot glue gun, secure base layer of ornaments around the garland wreath. The base layer will be a mix of mostly large, but some smaller ornaments.

3. Add some dimension with smaller ornaments on top, filling in gaps and holes.

4. Using a hot glue gun, secure one end of the ribbon somewhere on the wreath.

5. Wrap and weave the ribbon throughout the ornaments and the garland for a decorative finish.

6. Secure the other end of the ribbon with another dab of hot glue.

7. Once the glue is set, hang your wreath.

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