Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Recycled Holly Wreath

Seeing as this is my 3rd Christmas tutorial post in a row, we're going to pretend I planned all this and we'll call it my Christmas Art Series. On to Number 3...

My daughter Phee wanted to make a wreath for her door. She's a Doctor Who fan, so everything must be in Tardis blue most of the time. I just happened to have what she needed. She is also wanting to make recycled ornaments for her tree so she did the same for the wreath (recycling cardboard and clothing.) I've tried to take detailed pics as this is an easy project.

red and green fabric (we used red felt and a pair of kids corduroy overalls)
acrylic paint & brush

1 - Cut a circle out of cardboard. Hers is about 10-12" wide. About 2" in, cut an inside circle. Discard center. Paint the wreath shape with a acrylic color matching your tulle. Phee went with aqua.

2 - We had a roll of 6" wide tulle. If you don't have a roll but big pieces, cut into 6" widths. Phee took the tulle, measured around the wreath, inside to outside and cut a piece that left room for her to tie it in a knot on the wreath. Continue cutting and knotting pieces until the wreath is as full as you want.


3 - Cut 3/4"-1" red circles for berries.
4 - Phee freehanded holly leaves out of the corduroy fabric. They're about 1 1/2-2" long.

5 - Staple the 'berries' to the holly, stapling 2 holly leaves to 2 berries for a cluster. Phee made 3 of these clusters of holly & berries.
6 - Staple these clusters to your wreath at evenly spaced intervals.
7 - Hang and enjoy!

In case you're wondering what her wreath is hanging on, it's her bedroom door. Over the summer while she was at camp, hubby and I painted her door to look like the TARDIS from Doctor Who. It came out pretty darn snazzy if I do say so myself! She says if we ever move, she's taking her door. Have door, will travel! lol

1 comment:

trisha too said...

Well look at you, all Christmasy and blogging again!

(Oh good grief. Turn off that stinkin' word verification, it's such gigantanormous pain!!! :P)

But I love you anyway . . .