" IN THE AIR THERE'S A FEELING OF CHRISTMAS"
These little wreaths are so sweet! They're small enough to hang on the back of a cabinet door, chair or perhaps a mirror. These are a really easy DIY project and quite inexpensive to make. Ours are made using pages from old hymnals, but any book will do. Try to use pages with a bit of age. The coloring of older pages adds a touch of vintage character to your project.
For this project you'll need...
White Glue or Hot Glue
Some type of Embellishment for the center of your Wreath
Ribbon to hang your Wreath
- Decide on the diameter of your finished wreath...cut a circle from your foam core about 2" less than this measurement. Our finished wreaths are about 10", so our foam core circle is 8".
- Next, cut the paper for your cones. This will of course depend on how large your making your wreath. We cut three sizes...3", 2 1/2" and 2".
- Now just roll your cones. Use white glue to secure the edges. Our wreaths took 24 3" cones, 17 2 1/2" cones and 11 2" cones.
- Using hot glue, apply the cones to your circle of foam core. Using the 3" cones, fill in the outer edge of the circle. Make sure to space the cones evenly.
- Drop down about 1/2". Using the 2 1/2" cones, make another row of cones.
- Using the 2" cones, make your final row. Your cone tips should be at the center of your circle.
- We added an accordion folded circle to the center to cover the cone tips. The wreaths were then sprayed with gold glitter.
- An embellishment was added to the center of the wreaths. We used ribbon and a paper mache' star. You could use an ornament or a piece of vintage jewelry. Just use your imagination
- Add a ribbon to hang your wreath and your all finished!
These make a wonderful Christmas decoration or can be used year round. They're such a beautiful accent!
Here's a larger wreath we made that was featured in our post Altered Books.
And his name will be called Wonderful Counselor,
Prince of Peace!
WISHING YOU A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!