So we’ve been a wee busy with holiday events and sales. But as the dust settles, I’ve still got a few days to craft up some holiday decorations and add some cheer to our place!
Here’s a tutorial on how to create a retro-inspired, holiday wreath from materials around the house. It’s an updated versions inspired from one of my vintage Christmas how-to books from Better Home and Garden and uses circles instead of flowers. The original photo is below.
So here we go:
DIY Project: Retro Holiday Circle Wreath
-circular backing (preferably in green – I used a straw cover but you could also use a straw or paper plate)
-green craft foam (this is what I used) or construction paper or felt
-gold or silver beads
1. Using varying shades of green craft foam or construction paper or felt, cut out circles in three different sizes, enough to fill the perimeter of your circular backing.
2. Arrange your circles so that the largest circles fill the outer perimeter. Repeat with the medium-sized and smallest circles so that they overlap the layer before. Once all the layers have been arranged, you should have a small circle with a bit of your backing peeping through.
3. Using your glue gun, attach each circle to the backing.
4. Using your glue gun, attach large silver beads to random spots on the wreath.
5. Add a bow to the bottom of your wreath.
6. Tie a piece of string to the back of your wreath to hang.
7. Hang your wreath on the front of the door to wish everyone happy holidays and spread good cheer amongst your neighbours! THE END!
Happy holidays from spins & needles and spinoffstuff!