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Thursday, November 30, 2017

DIY Christmas Wreath

Christmas is here again. Yet again I am left wondering where the year went. It seems like just yesterday I was celebrating my March birthday and then boom birthdays..Halloween..Holidays. It all just seems to come back right away.

When it comes to decorating, we all have different opinions on when it should start. I personally like to do it the day after Thanksgiving, or that weekend, inside at least. Growing up, we never decorated outside, so I really have no idea what I'm doing. That is when the crafting begins.

For Christmas, I'm bringing back the wreath. I have had a lot of fun making these and I can't wait to change them up for next year. These wreaths are so much fun and you can change and substitute any colors or ornaments for something you like better.

First off, gather your supplies, trash bags, scissors, metal hanger, and decor

Take your hanger and shape it into a circle, or the best you can do. It gets easier with the more strips you put on, it is much easier to bend the hanger into the end shape.

Next, you need to start cutting strips. I suggest, you cut one to start out with and start experimenting with the size that you want by tying them on and cutting them to size on the hanger. Do that until you get the size you want and then you will know how big to cut your strips. Once you know, just start cutting, I usually keep my bags folded up and cut them that way, then I unfold the strips and cut each strip to size after I get a bunch of strips. I used probably 7 13 gallon white trash bags for this project.

Once you have a bunch of strips, cut to size, start tying them on. If you do it loose, you will use a lot less bags, I do mine as tight as possible, but do it the way you want. Do that all the way around. It took me a few hours, but I also have arthritis, so it may not take as long for you.

For my decor, I went simple, with a bow and ornament. You can do any decor you want to do. You can also change it as it got closer to Christmas as well. Dress it up any way you want.

After shaping and decorating, simply hang anywhere you want and enjoy. Thats it, super simple huh? That s why I love these wreaths. They are easy to do and they look really pretty.

I really need some outside crafting ideas, please let me know some of yours. It is unseasonably warm outside right now, and it would be the perfect time to get them done. Thank you so much for reading, and stay tuned for more crafts.

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