Tuesday, December 6, 2011

DIY Custom Wreath


My front door has four small square windows that are set in a rectangular fashion offset to the right. Hanging a round wreath on this door has looked less than perfect the last two years.

I saw a round 'snowball wreath' a couple months back on pinterest and thought it would be a perfect idea to adapt to a square wreath surrounding our windows perfectly.


First, I purchased three sizes of styrofoam craft balls. These can be found at the Dollarstore or Michaels. I also got a pack of glue dots to avoid messy drippy glue while wrapping the styrofoam. I got four types of wool at Michaels and a knitting store.

I spent two evenings in front of the TV wrapping the foam balls with wool using glue dots to keep the wool put. My first balls looked cone shaped until I got the hang of it and managed to get them circular. While I was doing that, hubby measured the window opening and cut a frame from leftover wood. He then painted it a dark colour to blend into the door. If you are planning on a round version of this you can just purchase a wreath shape at Michaels for a couple of dollars.

Next I searched through my ornaments and grabbed a couple cheap ones that matched the colour scheme of the wool balls. I warmed up the hot glue gun and arranged the wool balls one by one, adding the ornaments last for a bit of sparkle. Being round objects you need quite a bit of glue for everything to stay put. This took no more than an hour. The next day we attached the wreath to the door - perfect custom fit!

In hindsight I would replace the black wool with silver wool (which I had trouble finding) because the black blends into the door a little too much - but all in all I'm pretty happy with how this turned out - 3 evenings of my time and about $25 in supplies.

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9 comments:

  1. This looks really beautiful!
    xoxo, Melanie

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  2. I love how this turned out. I get so sick of the same Christmas colours everywhere. This looks festive, but also so sharp.

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  3. This is so cool, love the colour combo on your door!

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  4. so pretty. I like the black balls :) but silver would have been nice too :)

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  5. I think you might be starting a trend here. I'm loving the square wreath!

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  6. That look amazing! I love the square form of it:)

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  7. Great idea, looks awesome!
    Thank you for visiting the Northern Light Blog!

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