Four fun & fast Christmas wreaths to make tonight

You asked for wreaths, and today I’m sharing four quick Christmas wreaths made with easy-to-find and inexpensive materials. If you’re like me, you already have enough to do and there’s no point stressing out over making a wreath. Christmas crafting should be fun, not stressful! In fact, several of these Christmas wreaths are easy enough that your kids can help, and maybe even make a wreath on their own (delegation is always a goal this time of year!). My other goal for today’s DIY wreaths? These are all just a little bit different, and not what you’ll find hanging on your neighbor’s door.

**Sparkly Sequin & Ribbon Wreath**

DIY Easy Christmas Wreath

Who knew ribbons and sequins could make such a pretty wreath? Make it in an evening while watching TV.

To make a Sparkly Sequin & Ribbon Wreath, you will need:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 12” wreath ring
  • Acrylic craft paint, green
  • Ribbon: 1” x 48” each of green, turquoise & polka dot; plus an additional 8” length for a hanger
  • 1” sequins, one dozen each turquoise & bright green
  • ¾” sequin, one dozen each silver, light green & translucent turquoise
  • Sequin pins or regular straight pins
  • Seed beads, green
  • Tools needed: Paint brush with stiff bristles; scissors

To make a Sparkly Sequin & Ribbon Wreath:

1. Paint wreath ring green. Let dry.

2. Cut ribbon into 1” squares; you’ll have about 48 squares of each color. (Remember to leave an 8” length for the hanger.)

3. Thread a seed bead onto a straight pin, and then pin a ribbon square onto the wreath. Repeat, mixing up the ribbon colors, till the wreath is covered.

4. Pin 1” sequins onto wreath, spacing them randomly.

5. Pin on ¾”sequins, filling in any open areas.

5. Tie together ends of 8” ribbon length, forming a hanging loop. Pin and glue knot to the back of the wreath. Let dry and then hang & enjoy.

**Festive Paper Curl Wreath**

Easy curled paper Christmas wreath

This wreath says “celebrate”! Use your favorite Christmas colors and papers to make it.

To make a Festive Paper Curl Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 12” wreath ring
  • White cardstock, 12″ x 12″
  • Scrapbook papers (lightweight): 12″ x 12″ sheets, two each red & red/green print
  • Gift wrap, shiny red
  • Tinsel stems, six red
  • Low-temp glue gun & glue sticks
  • Optional: Chocolate kisses in dark red wrappers
  • Tools needed: Pencil; metal ruler; toothpicks; scissors; paper trimmer or craft knife & cutting mat

To make a Festive Paper Curl Wreath:

1. Cut two, 12” squares from gift wrap. Using paper trimmer or craft knife, cut gift wrap, cardstock and scrapbook papers into ¼” – 3/8” wide strips.

2. Pull each paper strip over the edge of a metal ruler (or similar tool) so that it curls. You’ll want a variety of curls: use more pressure when pulling some paper strips over the ruler to create tightly wound curls; use less tension on some for looser curls. For very loose curls, roll paper strips around a pencil.

3. Glue paper curls to wreath, alternating colors and curls.

4. Cut tinsel stems in half; set aside one half for hanger. Wind remaining stems around pencil to create spirals. Glue and insert spirals into wreath among paper curls.

5. Optional: Push a toothpick into the bottom of each candy kiss. Insert toothpicks into wreath.

6. Twist ends of remaining chenille stem together to create hanging loop. Glue and pin ends to center back of wreath.

7. Hang & enjoy!

**World Peace Wreath**

DIY Christmas Peace Wreath

I think this one could be hung up year-round, don’t you? It would also be pretty made with metallic gold or silver beads.

To make a World Peace Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam, 12” x 1” disc
  • Acrylic craft paint, green
  • Green beaded garlands
  • Wire, 4” length
  • White craft glue
  • Tools needed: Serrated knife and bar of soap OR old candle; ruler; marker; floral pins OR floral wire
  • Optional: white dove; green felt leaf; knippers and pliers (if making your own floral pins from floral wire)

To make a World Peace Wreath:

1. Using ruler and marker, draw a peace sign on your 12” disc. You will want the sides and center of your peace sign to measure about 1-3/4” wide.

2. Wax your knife blade with an old candle or bar of soap, and cut out the peace sign. Sand rough edges with a scrap piece of foam, and smooth with fingers, too.

3. Paint peace sign green; let paint dry.

4. Arrange beaded garland on the face of the peace sign, and then cut lengths to fit.

5. Run a bead of white craft glue around wreath ring for the first length of garland. Place garland on top of glue and press beads down, making a slight impression in the foam.

6. Secure the garland using a few floral pins. If you’re making your own floral pins, bend a 1-1/4” length of floral wire into a u-shape with pliers.

7. Continue adding lengths of garland till peace sign is covered.

8. Twist together ends of 4” length of wire, forming a hanging loop. Glue and pin loop to center back of wreath.

9. Optional: Glue felt leaf and dove to top of peace sign.

10. Let glue dry and then hang & enjoy!

**Quickest Ever Bow Wreath**

DIY easy Christmas bow wreath for kids

This really is the Quickest Ever Bow Wreath! You can pick up a bag of bows at the local dollar store (let your kids pick out their favorite colors), and have the kids make this one on their own.

To make a Quickest Ever Bow Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 12” wreath ring
  • Ready-made package bows, one large bag
  • Craft wire, 5″ length
  • Low-temperature glue gun & glue sticks; OR thick, white craft glue
  • Optional: straight pins

To make a Quickest Ever Bow Wreath:

1. Glue bows to the wreath, placing them close together to completely cover the wreath. If using white glue, secure bows with straight pins till glue dries.

2. Twist together ends of wire, forming a hanging loop. Pin and glue to center back of wreath.

3. Let glue dry and then hang & enjoy!

Do you have a favorite? Which one are you going to make?

Thank you to our readers who shared their favorite ornaments from our Christmas Ornament Extravaganza. Congratulations to Nancy B. and Sandra Evans who won last week’s prize packages. Please contact me with your mailing addresses.

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Happy Christmas crafting!

Sharon

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13 Responses to Four fun & fast Christmas wreaths to make tonight

  1. Michelle says:

    Sharon, I just wanted to let you know there is a woman on facebook with the pic of your wreath posted on her page. She is claiming that it’s her work. She has done the same to another woman’s wreath as well.

    Here is the other blog that she is using a wreath pic from. http://jeanniehallstamps.typepad.com/my-blog/2013/11/curled-designer-series-paper-wreath.html

    The facebook page that you may want to take a look at is :

    https://www.facebook.com/leighskountrykitchen

    It’s not fair for people to take credit where credit isn’t due. Jeannie posted on Leigh’s page and ask her to remove the pic or give the credit to her. Leigh removed her comment.

    So it may be in your best interest to report the facebook page.

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you, Michelle, for alerting me to this. I appreciate it! I left her a note to let her know that the materials she’s featured are copyrighted and owned by The Dow Chemical Co. I’m guessing that she doesn’t realize that people “own” their content online and that it’s not available for others to use without permission. Again, thank you for letting me know. I appreciate it. Happy crafting to you! Sharon

      • Michelle says:

        Thank you for replying back. Yes from what I’ve been told she knows what she is doing, she has supposedly done this before. She has been using craft pics and also food pics w/recipes as well and not giving the rightful owners any credit whatsoever.

      • Sharon says:

        Thank you, again, Michelle. Most bloggers are all for the “share”, when it’s done appropriately. Here’s hoping she takes a moment to educate herself on social etiquette. Happy crafting to you, Sharon

  2. Gwen Maier says:

    We are making wreaths for one of the nursing home residents near us for a mission project at church. The bow wreath will be great for all ages. Thanks for the great idea!!!

    • Sharon says:

      How sweet — I am so happy to hear that the wreath will be part of your mission! And you’re right, this is a good choice for people of all ages. Happy holidays to you! Sharon

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  5. My niece wants to decorate her room in peace signs, so this World Peace wreath in several funky colors could make some great room decor for her – thanks for the great idea!

  6. I love your World Peace wreath! I did not know that I am such a hippy…. But I can´t help – as soon as I see beaded garlands of different shades, a bird and the whole arrangement – i just feel my hands itching :-)

  7. Shirley M. Taylor says:

    thank you so much these are real cool, Im going to make them with my grandkids.

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