Festive Front Doors: DIY Wreath

Festive Front Doors: DIY Wreath

They say one of the best ways to pack curb appeal on your home is to have a snazzy front door. Decorating your door for the holidays can be a fun activity the whole family can participate in, and doesn’t need to break your budget.

A recent shopping trip revealed that front door wreaths can sell as high as $49.00, even at discount stores! And while these wreaths are beautiful and invite the holiday spirit in, they can surely bust your holiday budget while doing so.

This year, why not design your own wreath using items you already have around the house? Leftover fabric and even yarn can help you whip up a wreath that is beautiful, or whimsical, or just lets everyone who enters know that the holidays are here! Not crafty? No worries. This DIY wreath featured today is simple enough that even someone without any crafting experience will come out triumphant.

Simple Supply List:

  • Foam wreath form. (These can be found in an 8 inch size at your local dollar store. Or, you can find 12-18 inch foam wreath forms at Hobby Lobby for $4.99. Be sure to take your 40% coupon with you when you go!)
  • Craft Glue. (Any brand will do, most run around $2.99 a bottle.)
  • Scrap fabric or yarn. (Amount needed depends on the size wreath you are making. One yard should be enough fabric, however with yarn you will want several skeins of it. )
  • Ribbon to hang.

Supply List for a DIY Wreath

Directions:

  • If using fabric, you will cut it or even just tear it into long strips. You can leave yarn as is.
  • Put a small dab of glue on the inside of your wreath.
  • Attach the end of one of your strips or yarn to the glue dot and wait until it is secure.
  • Start wrapping! There is no wrong way to do this. Just repeatedly wrap your fabric or yard around the form until it is covered.
  • When your piece of fabric or yarn is out and you need to start a new piece, just add a small drop of glue and secure the new piece into place.
  • Once your form is covered, secure the last piece with glue and allow an hour or so to set.
  • Use your ribbon or even another strip of fabric to hang.
  • Stand back and admire your new wreath! Smile when you think about how you did it yourself and all of the money you just saved!

Tips and Tricks:

Take your time and don’t rush! You won’t want to have to take all of your yarn or fabric off and start over. So take your time making sure it is wrapping on just how you want it. If you don’t have glue on hand, small push pins can be used to secure the fabric into place as well.

Looking for more?

You can add embellishments to your wreath when you are done, such as faux flowers, buttons, even paper cut outs or photos. Just use your craft glue to attach or use hot glue. A dusting of glitter can also add some pizzazz, as can a thick colorful ribbon. Your options are endless!

For less than the cost of a fast food value meal, you too can whip up your own holiday wreath and add some festiveness to your front door. Store it away carefully at the end of the season and you will have it to use and enjoy for many years to come!

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About femiakatie

Katie is the owner of The Savvy Luna Bugg Handmade & Vintage Shop, and runs a blog under the same name. She can usually be found out and about scouring thrift stores, with a diet soda in one hand and vintage linens in the other. Always seeing the glass half full, she loves finding new uses for old objects, crafting with her two daughters, and teaching others how to see past the trash and to the treasure.

Comments

  1. Very cute! You make it seem simple enough for me to do too despite not being very crafty, lol.

  2. How cute, and it looks so simple to make! I may try my hand at making a wreath next year. We don’t have one on our door!

  3. How cute, I need to try this!

  4. Oh my, I love this! And it’s easy enough for me to make! Love easy crafts!

  5. Oh this is adorable and looks like even I would be able to do it….not so crafty here

  6. Wow! That is SOOO pretty and I think I might actually be able to make it! THANKS!!!

  7. That is beautiful!!

  8. Love, love, love your wreath! That match my lined glass cannisters! Love your blog, too! New follower. Can’t wait to read more. :)

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Kathy
    lifeonlakeshoredrive.com

  9. Absolutely adore this wreath as chevron is one of my favorite decorating trends right now! Thanks for sharing!

  10. What a fun and festive wreath. It looks great, I love the ribbon you chose to use. Please stop by our Link It or Lump It party to share with everyone.

    http://www.delineateyourdwelling.com/2013/12/link-it-or-lump-it-party-18.html

  11. It’s Deonna from the Child at Heart blog! I love this post and would love for you to link up to the Merriest Blog Hop and share your creations! I have that material right now!
    http://www.thechildatheartblog.com/2013/12/the-merriest-blog-hop-week-4.html

  12. This is so cute! I need a cute front door, my curb appeal is lacking :)
    thanks for a great idea!
    Sami

  13. This turned out great! Thanks for sharing at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays!

  14. Just a super easy but clever idea!! And of course that is one of the reasons it was chosen for one of our lovely features at Freedom Fridays With All My Bloggy Friends!!

    Hugs and Happy New Year!!

  15. I love how simple this is! Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party! Hope to see you again Thursday at 7PM.

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

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