Deborah is a craft enthusiast. She particularly enjoys creating crafts with a special theme.
It's Wreath Season
A tradition of the holiday season is to create a beautiful Christmas wreath. The ornaments tinkle under the season’s shimmering colors. Easy and affordable holiday crafts make a great family project! Here are three simple DIY wreaths that fit the Christmas spirit wonderfully:
- Lollipop Wreath
- Candy Cane Wreath
- Mini Wreath
1. Lollipop Wreath
This is a fun holiday craft to do as a family.
You will need:
- Lollipop sticks
- Fuzzy sticks or pipe cleaners
- Red ribbon
- Mini bells
- Mod Podge
Paint the lollipop sticks. You may buy pre-painted lollipop sticks or paint them the color of your choice.
Glue the lollipops into a wreath shape. You may use wood glue, hot glue, or Mod Podge. Make two of the wreath shapes and be sure to let them dry.
Place one wreath shape on top of the other and glue it together.
Wrap the pipe cleaners or fuzzy sticks around the entire wreath.
Paint Mod Podge with glitter on the spaces, applying between the wrapped fuzzy sticks.
Tie the bells on a string and attach them to the top of the wreath.
Add a bow! That is all there is to it. Then hang!
2. Candy Cane Wreath
This wreath is ornamentation inspired by our Christmas candy. So simple to make, yet such a nice touch to the special Christmas corner of your house.
You will need:
- Candy cane frame
- Fuzzy sticks
- Red, shiny flowers
You may choose any colors or patterns you wish. For this example, we will be using candy cane colors. This is the perfect red-and-white candy cane wreath to have by the tree!
Begin to twine the red fuzzy sticks or pipe cleaners onto the candy cane, starting from the end of the frame.
Weave the red sticks through and around wire bars until you reach the first thin bar.
Begin to weave the white sticks through the wreath until another section is completed. After that white section is complete, begin with the red fuzzy sticks again. Shift back and forth between the red and white colors to create a big candy cane.
Continue this pattern until the entire wreath is covered with red and white fuzzy sticks.
Attach some red flowers to the wreath with a spare fuzzy stick. For some optional additional flair, you could add some silver leaves as well, or you could choose a different color pattern other than red and white.
3. Mini Wreath
This cute tiny wreath is perfect to hang on the tree or anywhere around the house. This little wreath is also great as an ornament or a child’s gift.
You will need:
- Mason jar lid
- Green fuzzy sticks
- Little red bow
- Tiny bell (optional)
- Red string
- Hot glue (optional)
Wrap some green fuzzy sticks or pipe cleaners around the metal ring of a mason jar lid.
Cover the entire ring with green fuzzy sticks. You may want to apply some hot glue to keep them in place.
Tie or glue a red bow on top of the wreath. I added a tiny bell to hang in the center of the wreath with string—this step is entirely optional. Red yarn will work best!
Enjoy these wreaths in that special corner of your home. Merry Christmas!