I’ve never been one to like those plain evergreen wreaths you see popping up everywhere this time of year. And after seeing how much some of them cost…knowing they have to be thrown away at the end of the season? Wow. I’d much rather have a wreath that is fun to look at and can be used year after year. This DIY Present Wreath makes a fun addition to any door.
Materials needed to make your own DIY Present Wreath:
- Small, empty cardboard boxes (band-aid boxes and jewelry boxes work well)
- Wrapping paper
- Scrap paper
- Styrofoam wreath form
- Clear tape
- Hot glue
- Extras (small Christmas bulbs, pom-poms, or other items you’d like to add)
Gather all your boxes and arrange them around the wreath form. If some of the boxes seem too big, you can cut them in half or even thirds. (I did this with the face lotion boxes in the picture above.)
Once you are satisfied with the sizes of your boxes, stuff each of them with some scrap paper to keep them from getting squished later.
Next, carefully wrap each box with your wrapping paper. Solid color paper or ones with small print work best. Tie a bit of ribbon around each gift box, or add a miniature bow.
Once your boxes are all wrapped, it is time to start adding them to the wreath. Start with a couple of the large packages first, using the hot glue to secure them to the wreath. Then start gluing the smaller ones in place, staggering them to fill in all the empty spots.
For our gift box wreath, I had two ornament bulbs that I glued into some silk flower leaves and stuck on in a couple bare spots. A couple sparkly pom-poms and a curly ribbon from one of my bridal shower gifts (yes, I still have some of those) and the present wreath was complete.
I’ve never been into evergreen wreaths. But this simple DIY wreath brings a touch of fun to our home each year.
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