DIY Baubles Christmas Wreath |Keeping it Real

Monday, December 22, 2014

DIY Baubles Christmas Wreath


This weekend I still was not able to finish the one handmade gift I have pending. I have bought a substitute just in case I don't have enough time to actually finish it, but I still have not given up.

But I did finish my Christmas wreath. This is actually the first wreath I've ever made, although I have been planning it for several years, ever since we moved to our current home.


baubles christmas wreath

It is a very simple wreath, just a base made of cardboard covered in felt, with an assortment of baubles of different sizes in red and silver glued over it.

 baubles christmas wreath

It took me a while to find out which type of glue worked best to keep the baubles in place over the felt, and then I had to do it in layers, making sure the first baubles were definitely glued in place before adding more on top.

baubles christmas wreath

Before starting to glue the baubles I added a piece of red ribbon to hang the wreath once finished.
 
baubles christmas wreath

Taking into account that I already had the cardboard and felt at home and I just bought the baubles at the dollar store, this was a fairly easy and cheap project.And the kids loved to help, picking which bauble we would be gluing next. 

baubles christmas wreath

I finished late last night and the first pictures above were taken before the glue was totally dry, so it is still not hanging on our front door, its final destination. It is not too elaborate, but I like the mix of the two colors and I also like that it is not symmetrical. It looks simple but Christmas-y and I think overall I'm happy with the result.I definitely foresee more wreaths in my future...

Enjoy,




8 comments:

  1. I love these wreaths! They're so pretty!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Jess. Have a wonderful week, and a merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  2. I love it this is one I will attempt to make thanks for sharing at inspiration monday have a great holiday zen hugs all around

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    1. Thank you Robin. If you try to make one and have any questions, let me know.

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  3. I really love this wreath: the colors and design are great! You're very creative :) Thanks for sharing your post with us at Together on Tuesdays, too!

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  4. This is such a pretty wreath! Lovely work! Looking forward to seeing what wonderful creations the New Year will bring. 2015 is going to be awesome!

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  5. Nice project! All the best in 2015 and thanks for sharing

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