Over the years, our wreath has been dying a slow death.
Last Christmas we finally made the tough call to just retire it.
(I actually turned it into an Easter wreath. But that’s a story for another day.)
So this Christmas we had to come up with a new wreath.
Here’s a simple, colourful wreath I pulled together in Toddler Nap Time (approximately 1 hour.)
… some tissue paper. My local craft shop happened to have pre-cut circles. Depending on your patience levels, you could cut the circles yourself or just use squares. Freestyle it! Alternatively, you could use cupcake wrappers.
… a wreath
… some PVA glue and a paintbrush
Take your tissue paper and pinch the middle together between your thumb and pointer finger.
Gather the opposite sides together in a similar fashion.
You should end up with a twisted point like this.
(Excuse the chipped nail polish. I prioritised crafting in nap time over personal upkeep.)
Fan out the tissue paper to create “flowers.”
Cover the twisted point in PVA glue.
Poke the twisted point through your wreath.
Work your way around the wreath. Step back every now and then to check your spread of colours and to fill any holes.
At the halfway point, I almost succumbed to the lazy crafter within and declared my wreath complete.
But I continued on and filled the entire wreath. I dug into the ornaments tub and found an angel to hang in the centre of the wreath.
Just as The Toddler woke up from her nap.
Our simple wreath is now colourfully hanging on the front door.
What’s your Christmas Wreath Style?