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.
- 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!