Making Homemade Wreaths

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Homemade Wreath

A Fruit And Cinnamon Wreath

Creating homemade wreaths can be very easy and cost effective; it doesn’t have to be a work of art, the main thing is to give your Christmas wreath a warm and welcoming feeling.

One of the main reasons I prefer to make my own wreath is that I can easily strip it down each year to give it a new look and feel.

So if you have an old seasonal wreath lurking about in the attic that’s looking a little dull but still has a bit of life left in it, strip it back and spruce it up with one of the simple ideas bellow.

Berry Spray

What You Will Need

  • Vine wreath
  • Dried fruit (I have used orange and apple)
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Berry sprays
  • Cones
  • String
  • Strong glue

Method

  1. Weave the berry spray in and around the sides of the wreath using a little glue to secure them if needed.
  2. To make the fruit and cinnamon parcels, tie the cinnamon sticks together with a piece of string making sure you cut each piece long enough to tie 2 or 3 cinnamon sticks together with enough left to wrap around the wreath.
  3. Once you’ve tied the cinnamon sticks together with the string, take a piece of ribbon and thread it through the dried fruit and around the cinnamon sticks and finish by tying it in a bow.
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  5. Attach the fruit parcel to the wreath with the string and then secure them in place with glue if needed.
  6. Glue the cones on the homemade wreath between the fruit parcels (if you’re using cones that have a stem attached to them you can usually weave this into to vine without having to glue it.)
Homemade Christmas Wreaths

Tags and Bows

This is a very quick and cost effective way to decorate a wreath using a bit of card some ribbons and a few sparkly sequins.

Method

  1. Create six gift tags out of card (embossed card gives it really nice touch).
  2. Write a seasonal greeting or personal message on each tag and decorate with a few sparkly sequins.
  3. Attach the gift tags to the wreath with some ribbon or small pegs and then finish by tying different sized bows on to it.
Seasonal Wreaths

Do you have a photo of a homemade wreath or another seasonal decoration? Please share it with others!




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