I have FINALLY made a wreath. My very first one... and I am in LOVE!
It was super duper simple. Anyone can make this wreath, even the kids (with supervision, of course)!
Well then, here is how I made it...
First, I got my inspiration from my fav blog friend Iuliana at Hip2Thrift. I fell in love with her peppermint wreath when I first saw it!
So, when we were blessed with a huge amount of peppermints from a friend I knew just what I wanted to do with them.
Today is that day! (I am so glad I collect other peoples junk) If you don't have your own random wood screen hanging thing....just buy a wreath foam from the craft store or dollar store, one with the flat back would be perfect.
Once I got all the peppermints glued on it needed a bow. I raided my ribbon and found just enough of this cute polka dot pattern.
You probably know how to make a bow, but just in case here are a couple picture tutorials to show how I made mine. (My friend in Arizona used to make hair bows and she taught me how, years ago)
And...everyone has twist ties lying around in a kitchen drawer somewhere right?
At this point you can be done! It looks super cute hanging on the wall just like this!
I wanted something to hang it on however...I was thinking some boards put together with a whitewash effect. You know, to tie in the red and white theme.
Then I remembered the wood I used for my Chippy Decor Box. It was white and had a cool texture to it...Perfect!
Here is what it looks like from the back, I used pocket holes. If you don't have a pocket hole jig, you could easily put two smaller boards across the width of the top and bottom, and glue and screw them into the four boards to join them together.
Then I needed to put in a nail so I could hang my wreath on the boards....I can't remember where I saw this trick, pinterest probably....
Something about the peppermint swirls and the red and white makes me feel like a kid at Christmas!
Here are a few more shots...
I would love it if you pinned this to share with others! Let's make it a really "sweet" Holiday season. And I can do the happy dance, because I have now made my first ever wreath!
I am linking up to these awesome parties! Organize and Decorate Everything, The Shabby Creek Cottage, House of Hepworths, Stone Gable, Joyful Homemaking, A Creative Princess
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