Store bought wreaths can be so boring, don’t you think? They all look the same, and likely don’t show off your personality nearly as much as one that you hand-craft yourself. Whether you’re a huge NASCAR fan and think that the “Christmas Industrial Complex” is missing the chance to make a Dale Earnhardt wreath or you just want your very own “Wreath Witherspoon,” look no further: Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make your own one-of-a-kind decoration.
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Get Your Materials
Martha Stewart says that making a wreath is really easy – and you’d expect her to say that, too. But, the truth of the matter is that they are in fact pretty simple things. There are two methods: One involves buying a wire circular wreath shape and the other involves putting materials onto a straw or foam base. Any shape, theoretically, can be used.
You can get most of the supplies from your local supply store, and you can make a wreath out of most anything. You’ll need some floral wire, craft glue and work gloves. As for material for the bulk of the wreath, evergreen twigs are often used – but you can get creative with plenty of other materials if you’d like.
If you want to make a Dale Earnhardt wreath or a Wreath Witherspoon, you’ll need to print out some photos of those celebrities. If you want something more classic, consider holly berries, citrus fruit or tinsel.
Attack The Greens To The Wire Or Foam
Grab the floral wire and small pieces of evergreen and place the greens along the wreath wire (if using wire). Wrap the wire around three times, but don’t cut it. Attach the next piece of evergreen and wrap its stem three times as well. Continue that process until you’ve reached the end. You can attach pieces of fake holly and any other decorations in this process to secure them. Finally, attach any bows or other decorations and hang up your home-made wreath.