Crafting Time: 30 - 60 minutes
By Marie from West Dundee, IL
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This are pictures of what I call Anything Wreaths, just to show you can make your own wreaths very inexpensively out of just about anything. Both are made using grapevine bases, which I picked up for pennies at yard sales, and a glue gun.
I am an avid garage saler and yard sale person. I collected plastic fruit for several months I purchased at yard sales to make this Della Robbia Wreath. It cost me less than $10 to make and is very nice for your front door.
Need to change out your tired door wreath? Don't have time to get out the craft wire and hot glue? Love to be creative in a short timeframe? This craft is for you. I often make these as gifts.
These beautiful wreaths are very popular where I live and can be used year after year. They also make nice gifts. It's a simple project and you need no special talent.
Quick and easy wreath, take wreath, hot glue apples around the wreath as evenly as possible. Take ivy and hot glue around apples.
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Does anyone on here make homemade door wreaths?
Donita from MO
Yes, I do. Can I help you with something? Let me know and put wreaths in subject box warnerd5 AT aol.com
Homemade wreaths are loads of fun to make and way cheaper than storebought ones! I make mine with silk and dried flowers so they last longer, usually on a grapevine wreath base (although you can also use straw or foam). The number of bunches of florals and greenery you need will depend, of course, on the size of your wreath base. Dollar Tree is great for this! Cut your stems down to a few inches and hot glue your greenery in first, and then arrange your flowers around the edges until you find a pattern you like. Cute add-ins include bows or seasonal items like birdhouses, scarecrows, etc. Have fun!
Craft stores sell the basic wreaths plus so many goodies to add to them and they have free classes sometimes.
Here is one I made for Easter a few years ago.
Gather pinecones and twigs for free. My sister hung hers on their front door and birds built a nest in it.They used the side door until the babies hatched out and left. Then she had the real birds nest as a decoration..Hows that for free?LOL~ GG Vi
If you have forsythia bushes, use the long branches you trim off in fall to make a rustic wreath. Put a gloved hand around the branch and slide down, taking off most of the leaves. Coil a few in a circle and tuck ends into the coil or use wire to hold in place. Then add as many as you need to make it fuller, staggering where each begins and ends around the circle. It's good if you can wrap them around a bucket or other round container for a form, then let them dry out. You can glue or tie on other things like seed pods, grasses, etc. that you find in your yard, or things from the store like silk sunflowers, pansies, etc., and some raffia. This makes a nice rustic wreath to hang outside. Sometimes they look great just by themselves without any ornamentation, esp on outbuildings or a garage. When it gets too weathered and ugly, just send it to the compost pile if you used all natural stuff on it. I had some that were in a covered place on the house and they lasted several years before I tossed them. The best part is you're getting your materials for free. (I thought this up when thinning our bushes one year. We didn't have grapevines so I thought I'd give this a try and it worked pretty well)
Hi, email me at precioustaylor AT stjoelive.com if you can make a wreath for my front door. Thanks.
Hello, what do your wreaths look like? I'm wanting one to hang on my front door, a good size one, I thought something with berries, twigs, bird nest one. Let me know, thanks.
Hi, do you make these & sell them? Also do you know how to do the Christmas tree made from 6 wire coat hangers? email me at precioustaylor AT stjoelive.com
I am looking for instructions for how to make wreaths.
Ev from Walla Walla, WA
Here's one site: www.save-on-crafts.com/
I purchase wreath forms from thrift shops for very little. I wrap the form with duct tape to allow for better adherence. Then I hot glue pine cones, acorns, seed pods, etc., to the wreath form. Once finished, I clear all the "glue strings" off after the glue cools. I hang the wreath in a well ventilated area, and spray the wreath with clear spray paint. Let it dry and you have a gorgeous wreath!
I am looking for instructions to make dog bone wreath.
By Elysecil from Harwinton, CT
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You can spiff up boughten wreaths with natural elements. I got a small basic wreath with a few ornaments for 99 cents.