One of the easiest ways to instantly give your Adams Morgan home a cozy and creative vibe is to give it a do-it-yourself wreath project! With wreaths, you can easily trim a door, wall, window, or really any other part of your home. However, most store-bought wreaths are quite pricey and often don’t come in the style you want for your own home. If you want something more suited to your style, why not go for DIY wreaths this season?
Bicycle wheel. Upcycle an old bicycle wheel into a wreath full of vintage fun. Simply twine real or fake evergreen boughs around the rim, then wrap it in a festive red rope or ribbon. A couple of bright bows here and there would really do the trick for an entryway or a door.
Peanut wreath. For a touch of the unconventional, why not create a wreath out of unshelled peanuts? What you can do is you can glue peanuts in their shells to a foam wreath form. After that, you can use a burlap ribbon to tie around the whole thing like a bow.
Cookie cutters. Since baking cookies is an important part of the holidays, you can make a wreath that reflects the season! Start by gluing decorative paper to the back of several cookie cutters. Then, glue the cookie cutters into a circular shape. Finally, use a pretty ribbon on it and hang it for a wonderful sight anywhere inside your home.
Wine corks. If you like saving wine bottle corks, you can actually put them to good use by turning them into a wreath. Using a straw or twig wreath form, simply glue your corks in concentric circles to cover. Then, using floral wire, attach sprigs of evergreen and bright holly berries to make it even more charming.
Sheet music. If your holiday is not complete without music, then you can make the musical side of you evident through your wreath. Take a couple of torn sheets of music, twist or curl them so that they can be glued together in a circular shape. Add some colorful paper rosettes to the inner ring to craft the perfect musical decoration for your home.
PVC pipe. Not just for plumbing, PVC pipe can be used to make a unique wreath for your home! Simply cut different sizes of PVC pipe into thin sections, then glue them together (with open sides facing outward) into a circular arrangement. After spray painting the pipe a pretty gold or another color, fill the openings of the pipes with colorful ornaments for a festive decoration.
Socks. Do you still have any of your old or single socks lying around in your laundry room? If your plan is to throw them out, why not try making them into a wreath first? You can use embroidery hoops to trace a wreath onto a foam core. After, cut out the form. Using glue, stick and wrap the form with your socks. Then, fit the whole thing back inside the embroidery hoops and decorate.
Ties. Those extra neckties don’t have to be tossed out — you can use them to make another DIY wreath. You can wrap and pin the neckties onto a foam wreath form of any kind. Make sure you glue the loose ends to the back so that they’re firmly attached. Some leftover fabric can be used to make a bow and you’ve got yourself a wonderful holiday wreath that’s dressed to impress!
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