Are you looking to give your Central home a new look? If so, there’s no better way to do it than to give it a do-it-yourself wreath project. Wreaths give you an easy answer to trimming a door, wall, window, or any other area 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. This is why you might want to consider 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 bright bow might not seem much, but with a little creativity, it could add a lot of flavor to your entryway or door.
Peanut wreath. For a touch of the unconventional, why not create a wreath out of unshelled peanuts? A foam wreath form is a great way to piece together peanuts in their shells because you can glue them on it! As a final touch, take a burlap ribbon and tie it around the whole thing like a bow.
Cookie cutters. Nothing spells the holidays better than baking cookies, and you can reflect that through your wreath this season. Start by gluing decorative paper to the back of several cookie cutters. Then, glue the cookie cutters into a circular shape. Lastly, tie a pretty ribbon around it and then hang it anywhere in your home for that cute holiday look.
Wine corks. Another idea for a fun wreath is making use of wine bottle corks! 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. Who doesn’t love holiday music, right? You can incorporate that with your wreath so as to express the musical side of you. 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. Time for you to gather all of your old or single socks from the laundry room. Don’t throw them away; instead, turn them into a wreath! You can use embroidery hoops to trace a wreath onto a foam core. Once you finish, you can cut out the form and wrap it with socks. Remember to glue them together so that they actually stick. Then, fit the whole thing back inside the embroidery hoops and decorate.
Ties. Do you have a few neckties you no longer plan to use? Turn them into a wreath, instead! You can use a foam wreath form as a mold to wrap and pin your neckties on. And then, glue your loose ends to the back to keep them in place. After that, you can use leftover fabric to make a bow. Now, you have a holiday wreath that’s dressed to impress!
Are you looking for a new rental home this season? Contact the Central property managers at Real Property Management Baton Rouge or view our listings online.
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