Hello everyone, I have a Quick & Easy Winter wreath to share with today. Besides using this wreath for Christmas this wreath would work through the winter months. So it’s like getting two wreaths for the price of one.
Speaking of price, it’s November 10th and that means it’s the 10th on the 10th Blog Hop. It seems to be a great time to share a quick & easy Winter wreath on a great budget.
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If you have followed Cloches & Lavender you may already be aware that I am in love with bottle brush trees. I’m talking serious obsession.
After receiving more bottle brush trees last Christmas I knew this year I was I was going to make a wreath using some.
So then, the search began a few months ago for white feather boas. As a result, I found white feather trim with tape at JoAnn. I ordered it online for curbside pickup. Getting 40% off also made me happy and kept the budget at $9.00.
Making the Quick & Easy Winter Wreath
- 3 white feather trim with tape or 3 white boas (I trim and one boa)
- 10” white foam wreath form
- white or ivory burlap or ribbon to wrap wreath
- 1 inch Heat n Bond ultra hold
- 18 gauge stem wire
- glue gun and glue sticks
- village size white bottle brush trees
- ribbon for hanging
This wreath is also easy to make and took about 15 minutes. Begin by laying your pieces out and plug in the glue gun.
Next, take your your Flora Craft white foam wreath. This link takes you to Amazon but I bought mine from Michael’s. They don’t have any left to use as an example. Begin wrapping your wreath with burlap or ribbon. I used white ribbon I had in my ribbon drawer. Wrapping the wreath is important so the hot glue will not melt the wreath.
I had to use two different ribbons
After your wreath is wrapped begin adding your white trim or boa. As you wrap glue the section. I’m happy I used the two trim with tape instead of three boas. Especially because, the tape kept me from getting burned with the hoot glue and also it’s easier to work with.
It took the two white feather tape trims to cover the wreath.
So then, because I wanted my wreath a bit fuller I added the boa.
Creating the Quick & Easy Winter Wreath
By the way, this is when I was happy I didn’t use all boas, I did get a tad burned once and once was enough for me.
Next, I added the small bottle brush trees I received as a gift.
Finally, I printed out a, Joyeux Noel banner to add to the top section of the wreath. Adding a French touch.
In this case, I wanted to create my own banner, I used a Word document. The first step is to choose the correct size and the font of your choice. Before printing your image it’s important reverse the image on your computer.
After being pleased, I printed my image on easy image transfer sheets found at Michael’s. Also, while cutting your image get closed to the image.
When choosing your fabric it’s best to choose a light fabric for these transfer sheets. In short, luckily I had an old tablecloth for my banner.
Assembling Your Banner
Ironing the fabric after cutting into a banner shape is best. Make sure you don’t use an ironing board when ironing.
Also, to keep the banner shape two pieces of 18 gauge stem wire purchased from Michael’s is necessary. The link provided is from Amazon. Needing only two and keeping to budget I bought one pack.
By the way, I decided using two stem wires would give the ability to create a better banner shape. I have seen it done with one on Pinterest and it is too floppy. Cut to size using scissors.
Before apply your Heat n Bond cut and form a shape around the wire. This allows for a clean look.
Next apply your Heat n Bond following the directions on the package.
Connect your fabric together and bend to form the shape of a banner.
I decided to use a dot of hot glue and attach the banner to my ribbon since it is wide enough.
Using ivory burlap ribbon I already had kept me in budget for hanging.
I will share the rest of the area in our kitchen in a few days. It’s getting pretty for Christmas.
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Have you finished any Christmas or holiday projects? I’d love to know in the comments section.