The holiday season is the perfect time of year to come together as a family and get creative. This season, why not have your family undertake a fun holiday project – making DIY wreaths! There’s nothing more festive than crafting your own wreath, and the festive project is perfect for families of all ages. Read on to find out how to get started!
1. An Introduction to DIY Holiday Wreaths
During the holidays, wreath-making is a great tradition to start with your family. It can be a fun, easy, and festive project that you can all do together. With the right supplies, you can create a one-of-a-kind wreath to hang on your front door.
What You Will Need
- A grapevine wreath (any size of your choice)
- Christmas decorations of your choice (ribbons, poinsettias, pine cones, etc.)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Once you have gathered the right supplies, the fun begins! You can choose to make the wreath with minimal decorations, or you can get creative and add lots of festive elements. Using the hot glue gun, you can apply ribbon, poinsettias, pine cones, and other decorations to the grapevine wreath.
If you want to give each family member their own wreath to make, you can find many different sizes of grapevine wreath. This way, everyone can create their own designs and share it with the family.
This is the perfect holiday project to get your creative juices flowing! Even if it’s your first time making a DIY wreath, it can still turn out amazing. Have fun, and make sure to be creative!
2. Choosing Your Materials
When making a holiday wreath, the materials you choose will make a big difference. Here are some things to keep in mind when selecting your supplies:
- Ribbon: For a classic look, opt for plaid or glittery ribbon. For a more modern take, choose thick velvety or metallic ribbon.
- Bow: Pick a bow that’s elegant or fun, depending on your preference.
- Pinecones: You can use faux, natural, or spray painted pinecones to add texture and give your wreath a unique look. For a natural look, you can even spray paint your pinecones with glitter to give them a bit of sparkle.
- Greenery: Greenery such as cedar, fir, or holly can be used to fill out your wreath. You can use a combination of real and faux to get the look you want.
- Ornaments: Want to give your holiday wreath a special touch? Add Christmas ornaments such as bells, baubles, and stars in bright and festive colors for a fun, playful wreath.
No matter which materials you choose, it’s important to make sure they are all secure and durable. Invest in quality supplies and your holiday wreath will last for years to come.
3. Step-by-Step Guide to Making a Wreath
Now that you have all the materials needed, it’s time to start making your family’s DIY holiday wreath! Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:
- Gather your supplies: Start by collecting the materials you’ll need to make a festive wreath. Gather green pipe cleaners, leaf-shaped foam stencils, glitter paint, ribbon, a hot glue gun, and scissors.
- Shape the frame: Using the green pipe cleaners, create a round frame for your wreath. Twist them together and form a nice circle.
- Cover the frame: To make the wreath appear more festive, you can cover the frame with foam stencils. Cut the stencils into the shape of leaves and attach them to the frame using a hot glue gun.
- Add some color: Next, use glitter paint to add a bit of sparkle and personality to your wreath. Paint the leaves with various colors and let them dry.
- Add final touches: To finish, you can tie a festive ribbon around the wreath and add a few festive decorations of your choice. Hang it wherever you like (or give it as a gift!) and enjoy the beauty of your DIY holiday wreath.
4. Personalizing Your Wreath
With creative wreaths taking center stage during holiday seasons, there’s no better time to get creative and make your own. What better way to get into the holiday spirit than a festive family project? A homemade wreath makes your entrance doorway a conversation piece and can bring out the spirit of Christmas in everyone.
From pinecones to baubles and ribbon, your family can let their imaginations run wild. Here are a few tips to personalize your holiday wreath:
- Incorporate your family’s favorite holiday colors.
- Bring in natural elements like pinecones, berries, and leaves.
- For a special touch, attach small bells or ornaments.
- Choose a beautiful ribbon for color and texture.
Have fun picking out decorations for your wreath and finding items with special meaning and symbolism. Something that’s truly special and meaningful to your family will make your wreath unique and memorable.
5. Creative Ideas for Wreath Decorations
1. Home-made Ornaments
Make your wreath project a meaningful family activity this holiday season by making your very own ornaments. All you need is some felt, colorful thread, and a little bit of creativity. Have your family draw some festive shapes on a piece of paper and then cut them out from the felt fabric. Make sure to stitch the felt together securely, then hang the finished ornaments on the wreath.
2. Twigs and Berries
Transform a simple store-bought wreath into something special by intertwining natural elements like twigs and berries. Gather some sticks and branches from outside and add a few sprigs of evergreen to your store-bought wreath. Then, head outside to collect small red berries complete the wreath. Place the twigs and berries in an interesting pattern throughout the wreath for a unique touch.
3. Holiday Ribbon
Wrap store-bought or home-made wreaths with festive ribbon for a cheerful look. Think about what colors and patterns you would like to incorporate and pick out spools of ribbon to compliment the wreath. Cut the ribbon into small pieces and use white glue or a hot glue gun to secure the ribbon to the wreath in a criss-cross pattern.
4. Dried Flowers
Dried flowers are perfect for adding a unique, delicate touch to a wreath. Create a stunning display that will last all season long by sprinkling dried baby’s breath and lavender on one side of the wreath. You could also adorn the entire wreath in dried flowers or combine them with other decorations like colorful felt ornaments.
5. Metallic Spray
Finishing touches to your wreath are a must in order to really make it stand out. Changing the color of store-bought or home-made wreaths with metallic spray paint will give the wreath a whole new look. Experiment with different colors until you find the perfect combination and spray lightly so the color is still subtle and natural.
6. Tips for Making Wreaths with Kids
1. Keep it Simple: Make sure to keep the supplies you plan on using simple. Kids easily get overwhelmed and lose interest if the task is complex or difficult to complete. The fun of it is in being creative, not stressing about the process.
2. Letting your Child Lead: Allow your child to take the lead in this project and be creative. Just give him or her simple guidance and support throughout the process.
3. Preparing in Advance: Preparing the supplies in advance for your child can be beneficial. Collect items that you would need for the project and then allow your child to make the wreath based on their own preferences.
4. Getting them Involved: Let your child get as involved as they’d like with the design and colors. They’ll be more likely to have fun with the project if they can make it their own.
5. Taking Breaks: Making your own wreaths is a bit of work, so make sure to give the kids a break when needed. Take this time to snack or talk about the project and how it’s going.
6. Showcase the Work: Once the wreath is finished, encourage your child to show it off! Share the final product to your family and friends.
7. Wrapping Up
This DIY project was a great way to get the family together and enjoy making something meaningful. It was easy, budget-friendly, and the final product was a great way to add some festive cheer to your home.
So, the supplies you’ll need for this project are:
- Artificial greenery/foliage
- Wreath form/frame
- Floral wire
- Wire cutters
- Ribbon (optional)
- Decorative accents (optional)
Now that you know the steps, material requirements and have some ideas for decorations, you’re well on your way to making your own Holiday wreaths. The possibilities are endless, with colors and decorations that you can personalize for your own home. Have fun with it!
Thank you for reading, and enjoy crafting your very own wreaths this season. If you’ve been on the lookout for a special holiday project to do with your family, look no further than making DIY holiday wreaths. This festive project is sure to bring your loved ones closer together while launching you into the holiday spirit. So, gather together your supplies and let your family’s creativity shine!