Something is happening in my life right now and I am loving it.
God is moving and working in ways I can’t fully put into words.
He’s taking broken things and restoring them.
He’s making old things new and as I see His hand moving in my life I am inspired and encouraged.
It’s been a 10 year journey to my husband I becoming debt-free except for our mortgage and 100% self employed.
No side jobs.
No credit collectors.
We given up a lot to get where we are including the luxury of running out and buying things we want.
Something I’ve always wanted to do us decorate with the seasons but that can be a costly hobby.
Over the years, in order to keep with our goal of being debt free, I’ve had to find ways to decorate on a budget.
I rely on after holiday clearance sales and frugal do it yourself projects to soothe my desire for seasonal decorating.
Today’s project is very frugal and it was made with things I already had.
DO-IT-YOURSELF CHRISTMAS WREATH
- 2 garland (any color or style)
- Large cardboard
- 2 packs of Christmas tree ornaments
- Hot glue sticks
- Ribbon or string (for hanging)
1. Cut out a circle (the size you want your wreath) from a large piece of cardboard.
2. Trace and cut out a smaller circle in the center if your larger circle. This will create a ring to build your wreath.
3. Now, thread your ribbon through the center whole, bring together and tie at the top of your ring. This will be used to hang your wreath.
4. Then take the end of your first piece of garland and hot glue it to the back of your cardboard ring.
5. Now begin threading your garland through the center circle of the ring and wrapping it around the outer edge of the ring and continuing until you come to the end of your garland.
6. At this point you can hot glue the end of your first piece of garland to the beginning of the second piece of garland and continue wrapping unto you come to the end of your second piece of garland.
7. Now that all of your garland is on your ring began spreading, spacing and tightening or loosening it as desired. Once you’ve achieved the desired look, hot glue the end of the second piece of the garland to your cardboard ring.
8. Next you need to add your ornaments. Begin by placing the ornaments in the pattern that you desire. Once you decide on a pattern start hot gluing the ornaments to the cardboard. You may have to separate the garland a bit in order for the ornaments to touch the cardboard.
9. Once everything is glued on you can take it outside and hang it. I have a Fall wreath that’s way heavier than the one in this tutorial which I hang on 3M command hooks. I have never had a problem with them holding the weight promised.