It remains to be seen if it will be white Christmas or not, but I'm decorating for one regardless. This wreath was a small investment in both time (about an hour) and money (about $16). Carve out some time to make one, too!
- White foam wreath form
- Small bottlebrush trees
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- White "furry" yarn, like Bernat Pipsqueak
- Tapestry needle
- Plaid wired ribbon
- Arrange and then glue trees to the wreath form. Allow glue to dry.
- Glue end of yarn to back of wreath form, then start wrapping. Because you're using a white wreath form and furry yarn, you don't have to be too worried about covering every bit of the wreath.
- When you get to the trees, wrap the yarn repeatedly over the base of trees so they look like they're sticking out of a snow drift.
- When you have wrapped the whole wreath form, cut a long tail, and then use a tapestry needle to thread it under an inch or so of wraps. Cut yarn.
- Cut a piece of ribbon long enough to wrap around the wreath form and overlap about about half an inch.
- Before gluing the ribbon in place, cut a long piece of ribbon for the bow.
- Place the long piece of ribbon sideways across the top front of the wreath.
- Wrap the shorter piece of ribbon around the longer piece and the wreath form; glue ends together at back. Allow glue to dry.
- Tie the long piece of ribbon in a bow, adjust the loops, and trim the ends to your liking.