In this second week of Christmas projects, I will describe how I created my winter wreath. I love projects that will bring joy not only for the Christmas season but can be left out for the whole winter.
Here is a list of the materials:
- Grapevine wreath or any other type of wreath
- Small bears, forest animals, or birds
- Artificial Christmas garland
- Felt for hats and scarves
- Stars, snowflakes, and white pompoms
- Artificial berries or other holiday decorations you like
- Hot glue gun
- Craft wire
- Needles and thread
Here are the steps to create your wreath:
1) Take your wreath and wrap the artificial Christmas garland around. You can use wire to keep the ends in place if necessary.
2) Wrap the ribbon either around or create a bow and place it at the top or bottom of the wreath. You can attach the bow either with a wire or with the hot glue.
3) I attached the bears with wire but you could also glue them to the wreath. The wire has the advantage that you can change the animals over the years.
4) Glue the pompoms, stars, or snowflakes onto the wreath.
5) Attach the berries (either with glue or wire).
6) I made little scarves and hats for the bears from sheets of felt. With needle and thread, I used a backstitch to close the back of the hats. You can also knit or crochet little hats.
7) I also added little fly amanitas that I had felted to the wreath which which is a symbol of good luck in Germany.
I hope you have fun creating your own holiday wreath. You can find most of the materials at your local discount store. I would love to see photos of your creations. Is there anything that you would attach to your wreath for good luck or because it symbolizes winter or the Christmas season for you?