|I want to make my own wreath this year. I looking for original ideas with materials I can find. Does anyone have any good wreath making ideas or sites for wreath making?|
Shawn - Santa Rosa, CA
|When we make our own we first look for a "theme" ribbon to use on the wreath and go from there. Found one with gingerbread men all over it and made salt dough cookies to decorate the wreath. Last year I found a cute snowman ribbon and used different snowman ornaments and lightly sprayed the wreath with "snow" after adding mini lights and before adding the ribbon and ornaments. Good luck! (oh, I also usually plan ahead and buy the items for next year's wreath the day after Christmas at the sales to save even more.)|
|If you can, find a few people who are getting new trees "this year" and take their old trees.|
Get the clipper, snipper or trimmer that will take the thing apart in the biggest chunks available, and affix the parts onto a wreath ring.
I heard of a woman who made a giant wreath to put on her barn, she used all artificial throw-away christmas trees.
The only thing she bought was the "giant" ribbon. Her husband welded her a wreath ring of the appropriate size. I think it was 7 ft across.
|Try making a wreath from river stones and sea shells. This is a very unique wreath that be used any where for an outdoor beach feel to any room or cottage.|
Using the board wreath frame makes it easier to complete and it looks amazing when using a bit of natural supplies from around the forest or ocean.
|By Jamie Gatt (Guest Post)|
|I use a combination of iron-on backing and fabric finish on different fabric cut-outs to add a really unique look to the wreaths i do.|
|By linda (Guest Post)|
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