Chris
Chris
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  • La Mesa, CA

Super Easy, Super Simple, Super Christmas Wreath


I needed a wreath for one of my walls. It had to be easy to make, pretty, organic and inexpensive. The wreath checked all the boxes and turned out so pretty.
super easy super simple super christmas wreath, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor, wreaths
super easy super simple super christmas wreath, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor, wreaths
It only took a few supplies, all of which I had on hand - an old book, hymnal, sheet music or colored paper would all work, cardboard, raffia, moss and a glue gun. So I used a book that had been collecting dust for ages.
super easy super simple super christmas wreath, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor, wreaths
I tore out the pages which only took a few minutes. The edges don't have to be perfect, the jagged edges add to the rustic appeal.
super easy super simple super christmas wreath, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor, wreaths
Fold each page into a cone and staple at the bottom. It took me a few minutes to get my rhythm down, but once I did, it went pretty quickly.
super easy super simple super christmas wreath, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor, wreaths
Before I knew it, I had a pile of cones.
super easy super simple super christmas wreath, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor, wreaths
Next I took my cardboard (I actually used an old FedEx box) to create my base. I drew a large circle using a dinner plate for a template and the smaller circle was made with a bowl.
super easy super simple super christmas wreath, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor, wreaths
I glued the cones to the base using my hot glue gun - just a dot of glue at the bottom of the cone will hold it.
super easy super simple super christmas wreath, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor, wreaths
For the second row, I placed the cones in the spaces created by the cones in the first row to fill in the gaps and let the edges hang out into the inner circle.
super easy super simple super christmas wreath, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor, wreaths
Next I folded the edges to the back and glued them down to create a nice clean edge on the inner circle.
super easy super simple super christmas wreath, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor, wreaths
I kept adding rows until I achieved the volume I was looking for.
super easy super simple super christmas wreath, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor, wreaths
I then took some raffia and cut it about 12" long, folded it in half, tied a knot in the middle, put a glob of glue on the knot and placed it randomly between the cones.
super easy super simple super christmas wreath, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor, wreaths
Stagger the length of the raffia so it doesn't have a uniform look.
super easy super simple super christmas wreath, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor, wreaths
I then took tufts of moss, placed some glue at the base and stuck it throughout the wreath.
super easy super simple super christmas wreath, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor, wreaths
The finished product was exactly the look I was going for.
super easy super simple super christmas wreath, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor, wreaths

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