doors may be knocked, slamed and subjected to the dents and dings
of daily life during most of the year, but they put on their Sunday
best during the holidays.
In the spirit
of the season, many give their entryways a festive flair with
a holiday wreath. A hand crafted wreath is simple to make and
shows your creativity while it warmly welcomes your holiday vistors
to your home.
Here's a simple wreath project that's designed to impress, but so easy to create. The total cost should be
about $80, including all needed craft supplies.
Materials are available
at tree stands, floral shops and craft stores. You may be able to save a bit and add to the fun if you can gather pine cones, acorns, berries and holly leaves on an afternoon outing. A bit of glitter on the berries and gold paint for the holly leaves will produce the same results as store bought decorations.
Select a ribbon color that coordinates with the front door. Create
a bow and streamers from the wired ribbon. Place it at the top
of the wreath with streamers wrapping through and around the wreath
cones with Dresden-finish spray paint for a lacquered look. Affix
berry fruit and pinecones to the base with hot glue. Use wire
or floral tape to attach faux acorns and golden silk holly leaves.
Create a sturdy
hanging loop with floral wire and hang your festive holiday wreath
on your front door to greet your family, friends and neighbors
as they arrive for your holiday celebrations.