• Christmas Wreaths On A Budget

    Okay… Christmas is right around the corner now! And, I don’t know about you, but I get a wee bit overzealous when it comes to Christmas decorating. I mean, year after year, the tree goes up just a little, tiny bit earlier.

    But, as anyone who decorates for Christmas knows, Christmas decorations are not cheap. And, it takes YEARS to accumulate quite the collection. Here’s my biggest dilemma… by the time I’ve accumulated enough decor to actually decorate my whole home, I’m about tired of the “look” or “style” I’ve accumulated. Wuh oh! That’s just not going to work with my budget.

    So, a girl’s got to get a little crafty if she wants to change up the look a bit. Do y’all know how easy it is to make some really fabulous things? I know, I know. Lots of you claim that you don’t have a creative bone in your body. And, I get that. I do. BUT, please, PLEASE just look at some of these ideas.

    This week, I’m going to feature Christmas wreaths because, well… I spent lots of time looking for a Christmas wreath this year. You know, I didn’t see any that made me fall in love. And, Christmas wreaths are pretty pricey when you’re paying for one you don’t even love. Right? So, how about poking around Pinterest a bit?

    No worries… I’ve done the work for you. (Ha! Is poking around Pinterest really considered work?) Here are some of my favorites. And, no, they’re not your traditional Christmas wreaths. But, that’s okay. Let’s walk on the wild side a bit. ;)

    From Dreamy Whites, our first DIY Christmas wreath is a simplistic Peppermint Candy Wreath:

    I think this is one that anybody can make so long as you have a little bit of patience and a good pain tolerance when it comes to hot glue gun burns. I’m not even going to lie… I burn myself literally EVERY SINGLE TIME I use one of those things. But, it doesn’t deter me, so don’t let it deter you! Ha!

    Find the step by step HERE.

     

     

     

     

     

    From Addicted 2 Decorating, the Winter Snowball Wreath:

    I think this is just a really gorgeous, simplistic (looking) wreath. However, looking at the steps to create this one, I’m not sure that I’d set out to make this thing. Whew! Simplistic in steps, it is NOT!

    To see how it’s made, click HERE.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    From www.babyrabies.com (hey, I don’t name these sites!), here’s the Santa Tulle Wreath:

    This is a fun one! Kid’s would love this thing. And, I bet they’d love to help make it, too! It’s nontraditional but oh, so familiar at the same time. And, this one looks crazy easy to make, too!

    For detailed, photograph instructions, click HERE.

     

     

     

     

     

    From Urban Comfort, here’s a darling Felt Holly wreath:

    I think this one is looking pretty easy to make, guys. And, you could do SOOOO many variations of this. Bright, unexpected colors, or traditional red & green… make it your own!

    For a rundown of how it’s done, click HERE.

     

     

     

     

     

    And, finally, a pretty clever Snowman Wreath:

    Unfortunately, I was unable to find the source of this clever little guy. However, I’m thinking it would be SUPER easy to make! All you need are three plain wreaths in different sizes. Give ‘em a quick coat of white spray paint. Connect them with fishing line or wire of some sort, and throw a scarf around it’s neck. Here’s the trickiest part, I think: the top hat. I’m sure you’re sitting there thinking, “hmmm… but where in the world am I going to find a top hat. Puh-lease. This is why I’m not a DIYer.” Well, folks, let me tell you exactly where you can find a cheap little black top hat for your snowman wreath, thus effectively squashing your best excuse to NOT make this guy. Head to Hobby Lobby. Yep! Hobby Lobby has black foam top hats. Ha! No more excuses. ;)

     

     

    So, there you have it! Five pretty great Christmas wreaths that you can make yourself rather inexpensively. (At least, relatively speaking.) Check back next week for another installment of “Really Awesome Christmas Stuff You Can Make Yourself”! (Clever title, right?) :)

    About Amy Coffey

    Amy is a Texas based 30-something living the life in Comanche, Texas: population 4,259. Who says you have to live in the big city to live your dreams? Her soul’s hankerin’ to create has nurtured her love of writing, photography, design, daydreaming, and, oh, a billion other creative outlets that have caught her fancy at one time or another. Amy's crafty, clever, and conversational writing style is riddled with her quirky internal dialogue, not to mention raw emotion, introspection, and depth.
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