Christmas will be here before we know it. In about two weeks, we’ll be gathering with family to celebrate. I have almost completed my gift shopping, but there are a few DIY projects I have yet to complete.
For the past few weeks, I have been working on some extra-special gifts, hand-crafted by yours truly to add to what I am already giving some of my family members. Among a few other things (of which I cannot reveal just yet), I have completed my Holiday Wreath project.
Let me just tell you that this has been really fun, but most importantly, very simple! I’m not going to go through the step-by-step instructions with you. There are plenty of blogs and websites that do that already. If you need to see it for yourself, below is a video showing you exactly how to make a curly paper wreath.
What I found that was so great about these DIY curly paper wreaths is that the possibilities are endless. You can make these things look however you want and each one actually does look completely different from the next one. All you have to do is select different color schemes and different prints, decide which will look best together and there you have it…something unique, and something hand-crafted by you (which, I think, makes it extra-special!).
Take a look at the wreaths I have made. I worked on this over the course of a couple of weeks in my free-time (which is limited because I have two small children). I will say though, that if you have the time to work on one with no interruptions, you could finish in less than two hours I should think…and even watch a movie while doing it.
So, if you have a person, or two you have had trouble buying for, you still have time to make them a great holiday wreath. Here is a tip though, the tutorial will tell you that you must have double-sided decorative paper. While I understand that it makes sense to have it since the paper is curled which means you’ll see both sides of it throughout, I don’t feel it’s completely necessary. I looked at two different craft stores and that paper is hard to find.
For all five of my wreaths I used one-sided decorative paper and they look just as lovely. If you decide to give this project a try, have fun! I’m sure it will look great. Happy Holiday crafting!