So, left organising your Christmas wreath to the last minute and don’t want some stock standard store bought fake pine monstrosity? Well … never fear because our DIY fun on steroids Christmas wreath is here!
Now before you panic this DIY endeavour is not something that requires high-tech tools or gadgets, nor does it need you to possess skills worthy of the home decor queen Martha Stewart. No no no … all this project requires is a couple of hours of can-do attitude, a well ventilated space and possibly (depending on your preferences) a tasty beverage at the ready and some catchy tunes on the radio.
Let us begin!
So what will you need?
Chunky tinsel wreath x 1 = $7.99
(I got mine from one of those discount variety stores like The Reject Shop etc)
Packet of plastic figurines x 2 = $5
(I chose dinosaurs because I’m quirky like that, also from an el cheapo variety store)
Hot glue gun with glue sticks x 1 = $19.95
(works faster than PVC glue, also it’s not messy – you can get these from craft stores like Lincraft)
Spray Paint x 3 = $20
(3 colours works well, you could go traditional in your choice or whacky like me! Just be aware that metallic paints tend to cost a little bit more than non-metallic – I got mine from Bunnings)
Glitter pack x 1 = $2
(now this part is totally optional, I love me a bit of glitter so I grabbed a pack from the craft section of the variety store – it’s super cheap and adds a bit of bling which is always fun)
Total = $54.94
Added bonus is the glue gun will be used in many more projects, the spray paints are still near full and you’ll have an awesome wreath to use in years to come. Pretty damn good for near $50!
So what will you do?
The basic steps, you’ll be relieved to find are pretty simple in their instruction (hooray for that!).
So don your tracky dacks, roll up your sleeves and get to it!
Step 1. Find a spot outside that is well ventilated, lay down some cardboard or old newspaper to protect the ground and then spread out your plastic figurines for spray painting. Be sure to divide your figurines up evenly according to however many colours you’re using to spray paint them. Then spray away (just follow the painting directions on the cans). While the paint is still wet you can also sprinkle a bit of glitter onto some random figurines to give your wreath a little bit more ‘depth’ and then simply wait for the paint to dry.
Step 2. Attach the figurines to the wreath using the hot glue gun. Just go one colour at a time to get an even spread of coloured figurines around your wreath. You can choose to crowd your wreath or leave it sparse – this part is completely up to your taste. After all the figurines have been attached it’s time to let the glue set.
Step 3. Hang on your door, make your neighbours jealous, and you’re done!
This can easily be done in a couple of hours in an afternoon – so if you’ve got the time spare this coming weekend why not make a quirky wreath for your door?!
Would love to see your versions of a DIY wreath – share your results in the comments!
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