A Christmas Wreath for Your Door

I always have a wreath on my front door at Christmas, and when I was sent these straws, I knew straight away I had to make a Christmas wreath - it's very much like the one I made for Halloween.

I started off with a donut shape, that I glued the straws around.  I used 15 straws that I cut in half.  I worked in opposites to ensure that all the straws were spaced evenly (one at the top, one at the bottom, one at the left, one to the right etc).  Then I added some grosgrain ribbon.  I created a cone with red Bazzill cardstock and added some soft white feathers to the base and the top, then glued the cone to the wreath using my hot glue gun.

I decorated around the hat with die cuts that I found in my stash and Tanya Leigh Designz project life cards.  One I topped with an acetate snowflake and diecut, the other I trimmed so I just had Ho Ho Ho left.

These wreaths are super fun and easy to make, and perfect for dressing up a door or wall.

Here is a side view, so you can see how the hat sits on the wreath.  You can also see how I rippled the ribbon for decorative effect.  The feathers come as a boa that you trim to a desired length.  The die cut shapes and letters are actually stickers that I hot glued to the wreath.

The project life cards are printed on matte photo paper and have a lovely shine.  They're easy to adapt to any project, and here I have distressed the edges as I would any other cardstock.

I have joined the following challenges:

Use Your Stuff - Use your stash
Melonheadz Friends - Time for Christmas
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Red, White & Green
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes


Barbara Bruder said...

This is a super joyful Christmas wreath. Bet it looks great on yur door. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Creations Challenges for our latest challenge. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara {Crafty Creations Challenges}

Scrappin Sue said...

Awesome and so fun
Merry Christmas from the team at Brown Sugar Challenges x

Heather said...

How fun!!!! And beautiful, too! Really such a great idea; the straws look fabulous! Thanks for playing with LTSCB.