Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Simple Outside Wreaths

I wanted to put some wreaths on the front windows of the house.  I saw several smaller ones I could get but buying 5 wreaths plus the large one I wanted for the front door was going to set me back more than I wanted it to.  Right before a trip to Dollar Tree, a post from Allison popped up.  It's like she was reading my mind.  She used the garland in Dollar Tree to make wreaths.  I could make several without breaking the bank.  I bought 4 packs of garland and 5 bows since I have 5 windows I want wreaths for.

I cut a piece in the size I wanted my wreaths to be.

I used this as a template to make 4 more.

Connect the wreaths by wrapping the ends together.  The frame of the wreath is metal so it was pretty easy.  Since these wreaths are pretty thin, I cut 5 long equal pieces of the remaining garland.  I wrapped each piece around a wreath.  This made each one fuller.  I attached a bow to each one and now they are ready to hang.

I used small Command hooks to attach the bottom 2 wreaths to the windows. 

The ribbons play off the red of the door.  I only have 2 wreaths up right now.  We need to get on the roof to attach the other 3 to the front windows.  I need to work on a wreath for the front door too.

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  1. That's such a good idea! They look great.

  2. Using garland is a great idea. Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

    Sew Rugged @ bear rabbit bear

  3. Fantastic idea to use garland! Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House!

  4. Hi,
    New follower via Tough Cookie Mommy(Blog Hops)

  5. Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found your project via Centsational Girl.

    Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.

    Be Merry and Bright!


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