Saturday, December 5, 2015

{Tutorial} DIY Christmas Wreath

It's December, my favorite month of the year! It's time for birthdays, holiday and Christmas!

I have been thinking of getting a Christmas wreath for our front door, but somehow I was secretly hoping for something that is real and evergreen.

God must have heard my wish, this morning I saw my neighbour's gardeners trimming down his Christmas trees. A lot of branches were cut and discarded, and and I thought they are just perfect for making a fresh Christmas wreath.

So I asked the gardeners to spare me some nice cuttings, and they generously gave me a bunch. I made this in 30 minutes - A DIY Christmes wreath that gives a fresh scent of greens. All natural and free!

It looks great over a dark green background too.

To make this, you need the following:
• 2 wired hangers 
• 1 cable protector (from IKEA)
• 2 dozen Christmas tree cuttings *
• 1 hot glue gun & hot glue sticks
• some Christmas ornaments
• 30cm long red ribbons 

* if you cannot find fresh Christmas trees, you may use the store bought plastics leaves.

The Making:

1. Using your hands, bend the hangers into a round shape (it's ok if it is not a perfect Robb's, it is not noticeable once you cover it up with the leaf)

2. Covered it up with a cable protector. Seal the opening with the hot glue gun.

3. While waiting for the hot glue gun to heat up, cut each Christmas tree cuttings into about 4"-6" in length.

4. Using the hot glue gun, glue one cutting at a time in one direction until it's fully covered. 

5. Inspect for any uncovered spots, conceal with smaller cuttings.

6. Glue on th Christmas ornaments of your choice (suggest to get something light)

Tie a ribbon over the hanger's hook and your Christmas wreath is done! Now go ahead, hang it up to impress your guests and neighbors.. *smile*



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