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Friday
Nov282014

DIY: A COZY WREATH FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Thanksgiving has come and gone and it's now time to 'Deck The Halls With Boughs And Holly'. This year I was invited by Home Depot to participate in their super fun Holiday Style Challenge. They basically sent be a whole bunch of mystery boxes filled with Holiday goodies to decorate decorate one of the rooms in my pad. Part of the challenge consisted in choosing materials found in their stores and giving them a different use for my Holiday decor. This is how this easy DIY Holiday Wreath project came about. Browsing through their isles I came across Felt Weatherseal which I felt was the prefect material to use in this challenge. Actually it was spot on to create this cozy Holiday ornament. Here's how you can make your own:

WHAT YOU NEED

HOW TO MAKE IT HAPPEN

1. Wrap the wreath form with one of the felt weatherseal rolls until it is completely covered. Use pins to hold it in place.

2. Cut the remaining weatherseal in approximately 1" pieces using the zig zag cut scissors. Make sure to cut them in diagonal to create diamond-like shapes in order to resemble leaves.

3. Attatch each piece to the wreath with a pin. Make sure you place them in a way that they cover the pins from the other leaves (see picture above).

4. Once the wreath is complety covered, decorate it as you wish. I used white ribbon to create a bow for the top and a felt nest and bird for the bottom, using White Jordan Almods to resemble bird eggs.

BY THE WAY, the reveal of my challenge will be published on Monday, Deceber 1st. Stay tuned!

 

 

Reader Comments (3)

Beautiful wreath!
Where did you find the light string in the top photo? They are very pretty.
Nov 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara
Hi Barbara
Thank you for your comment. You can find the string of lights I used i the photo here: http://www.jamaligarden.com/detail/29032/98/holiday/christmas-lights/warm-white-l.e.d.-silver-mercury-glass-20-bulb-garland.php
Cheers
Eduardo
Dec 1, 2014 | Registered CommenterEduardo
Loved your post, and I made one to prove it! I did add one thing (that helps my overused arthritic hands): a zig-zag blade for my rotary cutter. It was an added expense (Joanne had them on sale for $9.99!) but worth it if you have similar problems. I was able to do a pretty fair job, at least as fair as I could have done with the shears, by using a straight-edge laid on top of strip as a guide for the wheel, and trimming the edge of the strip. The straight-edge helps hold the felt securely as you cut. Cut with safety in mind, as this type of blade has more cutting edge length, just in a zig-zag configuration. It was a struggle with the pinking shears, which I did use to cut the individual 'leaves'. Hope this helps someone else with hand issues to enjoy this unusual and elegant wreath in spite of hand issues!. Great idea, sponsored by my favorite shopping 'venue'.
Feb 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRose Beasley

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