Last minute crafts: DIY Wreath Project

It’s not too late for a holiday craft. A good winter wreath can hang through February! These wreaths are easy and kid friendly. But if you want to take them up a notch and add your artistic hand, you can do that too.

Spray it gold

You can take just about anything, add it to a wreath form, spray paint it gold and declare it a work of art! Nuts in the shell, soup cans, plastic flowers, tennis balls, and even wadded up newspaper can be interesting and eye catching.

Honeycomb-style wreath

Take cardboard tubes – toilet paper rolls, papertowel rolls, wrapping paper rolls – and cut them into two-, three-, and four-inch high tubes. Arrange in a circle (use an upside down bowl as a guide) and glue together. Once dry, you can put decorative items like bells or balls inside the tube. You can put a strand of lights on the back so the wire is obscured and light up the side of some of the tube. Spray paint this one gold!

Family photographs or Holiday cards

Print some favorite family photos, maybe photos of past holidays, and arrange in a circle. Glue and hang. Run ribbon around it or put colored/patterned paper behind to accentuate it. You can do the same with your holiday cards as you receive them. Taping to a large mirror is also a beautiful way to arrange them.


If you’re feeling ambitious, purchase inexpensive buttons of many sizes. Pick the colors most important to you. Get out your glue gun and adhere them to the wreath form of your choice.

Balls of yarn

Wrap Styrofoam balls with yarn to make yarn balls. Use three different, coordinating colors in different sizes. Use a glue gun to affix to a wreath form. Be sure to spray with a protective finish.


Cut 4x4 square from three pages of newspaper. Fold the stack back and forth accordion style and tie in the center with yarn or string. Spread the petal out and hot glue to a wreath base. Repeat until the base is covered. Put as many as you can on the form, crowding them tightly together. You can make a bow from large strips of newsprint to complete the look.

Source: Country Living


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