I really wanted a wreath for our front door this year. I really wanted it to be a homemade wreath, at that. So although I saw a lot of pretty readymade wreaths at the shops, I didn’t buy any. I came close, mostly because I didn’t want to spend more to make the wreath myself. And I didn’t want to spend hours making one, either.
But, while staring at the shelves of wreaths in Pick n Pay, inspiration struck.
I bought a string of fancy tinsel (R49.99) and a sparkly flower ornament (R34.99). If the wreath didn’t work out, well, then I had some extra decorations for the tree.
It turned out just fine, though, don’t you think?
Here’s how you can make your own:
1. Grab a wire coathanger from someone’s cupboard. Bend it so that it’s as round as you can make it.
2. Wrap the tinsel around the wire.
3. Attach the ornament. (This one came with a clip on the back so it could also hold the tinsel in place.)
Ta-da! You have a wreath!
It’s a really easy and quick handicraft – I think it took me less than five minutes to finish. Angie, of course, was quite put out that I dared to make it without her, so the next day we bought more tinsel and ribbons so the girls could make wreaths too. I wasn’t willing to sacrifice two more hangers, so I cut out the insides of two paper plates to use instead.