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I love decorating and crafting for Christmas. Every year I get out my same Christmas decorations and happen to get the urge to make something new. This year I am trying to save my pennies so I didn’t want to break the bank. I decided to make my Christmas craft from the Dollar Tree. I was able to put together this sweet berry wreath from the dollar store, by only spending $4 dollars!
Wreath forms come in a variety of materials: foam, metal, branches and straw. The one I picked out was a willow wreath it was just the right size for where I am picturing it to fit in my home this holiday season. The faux berries I needed were dark red, red and white. These would go perfectly with my front room colors. So now that I have my supplies I am ready to craft together this berry wreath.
I really enjoy putting wreaths together, but hate spending money on wreath forms at craft stores. Dollar Tree has a variety of wreath forms for $1! If you don’t have one near you, you can order them on line and in bulk. Use this link: Wreaths at Dollar Tree, to take you straight to the site. If you make designer wreaths for a living this could totally save your bank. Happy shopping and crafting!
20 Minute Christmas Craft
Now that I have my materials to make my berry wreath, all I needed was about 20 minutes. Luckily the little boys were currently occupied, so I had a moment of mom free time. Mom, better get to work fast, this never happens!
I first removed all the tags and popped the berries right off of the stems. I was debating if I wanted to attach the berries with wire or hot glue and decided that the glue would work the best. The berries were very light and didn’t need the reinforcement of wire.
When I craft I tend to jump right in. I don’t like to set up the materials and then go back and glue them in place. Start by gluing down the berry bunches all around the wreath. Snip off the stems ends unless they are able to be tucked behind another bunch. Once most of the berry wreath is covered take a step back and assess your creation.
Good thing I took that step back, there were some open spots that needed strategically placed berries to make a more cohesive wreath. Head back in with your glue gun and make the necessary fixes until it looks just right. I really love how this simple sweet berry wreath turned out. It’s going to be a great addition to my Christmas decor.
Christmas Crafts of the past
Go ahead and check out my past Christmas DIY and craft projects. Hopefully you see something you like and make your own for your home this holiday season.