No matter which holiday you celebrate, a wreath hung on your door or over your mantle can add a festive, wintry touch to your home. Of course, between the present-buying and entertaining, most of us don’t have the time or the budget for a fresh evergreen wreath. Luckily, these 10 pretty wreaths won’t cost you much (as little as two bucks!) and take less than half an hour to create. Happy holidays indeed!
10 DIY wreaths you can whip up in under 30 minutes
Wool-wrapped ball wreathInspired by a wreath blogger Jo-Anna spied in a Starbucks while sipping on an eggnog latte, this green and red version requires a grapevine wreath, shatter-proof ornaments, styrofoam balls, yarn and a glue gun.
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Winter berry wreathThere are only three materials needed for this dollar-store creation: faux sprigs with berries, a wreath form and a glue gun. The whole project costs less than $10! It's simple and classy, especially for the price.
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Bow wreathHow cute and simple is this? Blogger Haeley used three packages of 30 assorted bows and glued them onto a wreath form. The result is a whimsical, pretty and festive wreath that's bound to make neighbours (and the mailman) smile.
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Peppermint wreathThis peppermint wreath is a sweet take on a favourite holiday treat. Simply glue candy onto a ribbon-wrapped circular foam form and adorn with a big red bow.
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Gumdrop WreathAnother sweet candy wreath, this one is very colourful and fun to make with little ones — just don't let them eat the glue-coated gumdrops. Or, better yet, affix the candy with toothpicks instead of glue and snack away.
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Christmas-ornament wreathWhile this wreath does involve a glue gun, it's not for attaching the ornamental balls to the form; it's for attaching the ribbon at the end. Simply string each ball onto a wire hanger that's been reshaped into a circle, then finish with a beautifully tied bow to conceal the hanger. The results are surprisingly breathtaking.
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Felt-leaf wreathBlogger Gina spent less than $5 on this wreath, yet it looks completely polished, professional and stylish. If you're a very minimal decorator and prefer not to get too fussy with your crafts, this is the wreath for you. Simply cut felt leaves and hot glue them to a wreath form.
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Rustic glam wreathCombine the rustic look of a grapevine wreath with glittery, shiny details like gold snowflakes and pearls for a wreath that reflects both the natural and the extravagant beauty of the season. We promise that this one is a super quick and easy craft that you'll have completed in no time at all.
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Festive pool-noodle wreathThis gorgeous wintry creation was made using a pool noodle. Blogger Shannon also used fluffy yarn, feathers, bells, pinecones and, of course, the crafter’s secret weapon: a glue gun. The best part of this craft is that once you've wrapped the wreath and added feathers, it's easy to personalize with whatever ornaments you like.
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Pinecone wreathSimilar to the ornament wreath, this one also uses a wire hanger bent into a circular frame. With a hot glue gun, attach beads large enough to fit onto the hanger to pinecones and string them onto your wreath. If you can't find real pinecones, you can buy fake ones at craft stores.
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