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Do it yourself Christmas Holiday Wreath Craft

 I really wanted a wreath for my door, one of those full, green ones with ornaments on it.  While I was at hobby lobby, I saw a few that I really liked. Then I saw the prices: $109. 00 for a decorated wreath. WOW! Even with the 50% off sale, the wreath STILL would have cost over $50.00. That was WAY more than I wanted to spend. Since I didn't want to spend so much money, and making crafts is such a fun hobby, I decided to make my own.  Final cost was just under $25, plus I had a lot of fun putting it together.  I think it turned out really pretty.

First I started with a 30" plain green wreath that I got at hobby lobby. Origional cost was 24.99, but at 50% off it was $12.00

 I bought 8 decorative picks  with forest greenery, to help fill out the wreath a little.
I also chose different sizes, to give the wreath some dimension. The picks were also 50% off at hobby lobby.

I played around with the positions of the picks, until I found the look I wanted. Then I glued them on with a hot glue gun.

 Then I took some ornaments that I already had and positioned those along the wreath, then hot glued them in place.

 I bought two of these berry branch picks to fill in the spaces a little. 

I broke each little berry stem off the main branch, and glued them in the places that needed a little something. Then I hung a ribbon from the back of the wreath.

I am not that great at photography. :) This wreath looks WAY prettier in real life. I couldn't believe how EASY it was, and it only took me about 30 minutes to make. I hope if you don't have a cute Christmas holiday wreath, you can see how easy it is to craft one. The possibilities are ENDLESS, you can make it as simple or extravagant as you want. So go have fun, and do some crafting.


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