This week we decorated our Christmas tree and our house, except we realised we still had no wreath for our front door. I couldn't find anything I liked that didn't cost a small fortune, so I made one.
I headed to our local dollar shop and supermarket and bought some un-decorated cheap cane wreaths and lots of ribbon. I also collected up a bunch of Australian native plants from the garden for decorations.
From this, I created two wreaths that really were so simple to make but they look pretty good!
The Australian Wreath
- Cane wreath (I used a star shaped one)
- A range of Australian Native leaves and seed pods
Arrange the twigs, leaves and seed pods in a nice bundle and secure together using the twine. Fasten the bundle to the wreath with the twine and then decorate with the ribbons to hide the twine.
What you need:
- Cane wreath
- A range of ribbon
- Craft glue
I used a round cane wreath and white canvas. I cut the canvas into long strips and wrapped it around the cane wreath until the wreath was covered. I repeated it a few times until I was happy with the thickness of the fabric over the wreath.
Using craft glue I then glued down the end of the fabric and left it for a few hours to dry.
To make rosettes for the loopy ribbon look, loop the ribbon around your fingers as many times as you can and then tie another ribbon or elastic band around the middle and splay the loops out.
Have fun crafting and Merry Christmas!
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