Here's a fun project that will dress up an empty wall or garage door for the holiday season. A giant wreath is easy to build, and the "frame" can be stored and saved from year to year.
Things You'll Need
- Plywood Sheets
- Wide Ribbons
- Acrylic Paints
- Paint Roller Pans
- Common Nails
- Keyhole Saw
- Staple Guns
Purchase a large sheet of plywood.
Pound a nail in the center of the sheet of wood.
Tie a string to the nail and then tie a pencil on the other end.
Using the string as a compass, draw a giant circle on the plywood board.
Shorten the string so that you draw another circle within the larger one to create a doughnut shape.
Cut out the pattern with a keyhole saw or portable circular saw. This will be your wreath frame.
Paint the wreath frame a dark color.
Screw two eye hooks on either side of the backside of the frame.
Twist piano wire between the eye screws to act as a hanger for your wreath.
Collect large leaves from your garden.
Staple the leaves onto the frame with a staple gun, overlapping so that all of the plywood is covered by foliage.
Use ribbon to tie a large bow and staple it to the top of the giant wreath.
Hang the wreath in the desired location.
Tips & Warnings
- Leaves that work well for this project are large and flat such as aspidistra, hydrangea, magnolia, elephant ear, angel's trumpet, ivy or bergenia. Other kinds of foliage to consider are flat-stemmed evergreens such as arborvitae, cedar and huckleberry.
- Add cones or berries by wiring them to the foliage with paddle wire.
- Add Christmas tree lights so that your wreath is visible at night.
- A completed wreath is heavy! Find a friend to help you hang it.
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