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The holiday wreath that I chose to make is the Christmas Reindeer Wreath.
So, I have to be honest with you. I think I have a phobia of wreaths! I know this sounds a little funny but, I like wreaths a lot, but when its comes down to it, I usually end up shying away from them and I don’t make one. I don’t know why. So, when the Blog Hop came around and I HAD to make a wreath… I swallowed hard and to my surprise, I believe this wreath turned out excellent. I love it. So, maybe I don’t really have a wreath phobia after all! Maybe I still do… Lol!
Do you know what else? I even attempted to use a pool noodle for this wreath. I have seen it on Pinterest so many times that I just had to try it. I also have an abundance of pool noodles from my kids, so I knew I could spare one for this wreath. Again, to my surprise, the noodle worked great. It’s not just one of those things that you see on Pinterest and after you try it out, it ends up being a big Pinterest fail. The noodle really works! My only advice is to tape the heck out of the joint with heavy duct tape.
Here’s What You Need:
- One Pool Noodle or Stryofoam Wreath
- Duct Tape (If you are using a pool noodle.)
- (1) Yard of Plaid Fabric
- (1) Wooden Reindeer (I purchased mine from Consumer Crafts here.)
- Mod Podge
- Paint Brush
- (1) 22″ Flocked Pine Spray (From Consumer Crafts here.)
- Push Pins
- White Felt
- Hot Glue
- Hot Glue Gun
- Wire Cutters
- Decorative Banner ( I found this at my local craft store.)
Step 1: Cut your pool noodle to the desired length. Next, create your wreath by putting the ends of the pool noodle together and tape it using duct tape. It will slide a little bit, so like I said, you’ll want to duct tape the heck out of it.
Step 2: Cut your fabric in about 3″ wide strips and wrap the wreath. If you run out of fabric, pin it with a push pin or hot glue it in place until the wreath is covered.
Step 3: This reindeer came with a base on it & I was able to remove it. Next, using a paint brush, brush Modge Podge onto the reindeer and cover it entirely with glitter. Let this dry.
Step 4: Take the pine branch & trim the long wire found on the end of it. Take a couple of thin strips of fabric and tie the branch onto the wreath. Make sure the knots end up in the back. Hot glue any areas that may need to be reinforced.
Step 5: Using the white felt, create various sizes of felt flowers. There are many great tutorials out there for felt flowers. Find one you like and make a few 🙂
Step 6: Use a push pin, and place these randomly on the wreath, near the branch wherever you see fit. Reinforce them with hot glue.
Step 7: Hot glue the reindeer in place.
Step 8: Use a bunting flag or a similar banner and pin it in place (optional).
My favorite part of this whole wreath is the reindeer. My daughters too! They just totally love it. Lily, my youngest wanted me to put a red pom pom on the nose to make it Rudolph, which I might still do.
So, I did it! I made a pretty traditional wreath and I think I’ve gotten over the wreath phobia.
So, if you need a little more wreath inspiration, check out these ladies awesome creations!
Alli @ Made with Happy + Kelly @ Eclectic Momsense + Melanie @ Artzy Creations
April @ illistyle + Tracey @ Let’s Go junking
Cori @ Let’s Eat Grandpa + Sara @ Major Hoff Takes a Wife + Stephanie @ Crafting in the Rain