How To Make a Giant Christmas Wreath
You will need:
- A dog who chews his moon chair apart leaving only the circular frame or a plastic hula hoop which will be lighter and easier to hang.
- plain garland - I used 2 x 1.8 metre garlands from Spotlight
- Ribbon to make a bow
- Baubles or decorations
- Battery operated fairy lights
Step one - Wrap the garland around the hoop. My garland was wired so it stayed in place without the need for glue. Fan out the branches to cover the frame.
Step three - Decorate the wreath. I wrapped 2 x 20 light battery operated fairy lights around the wreath. Attached some gold baubles I had to the wreath with some green wire, and attached the big red bow to the top.
I really wanted to make a big bow out of red hessian/burlap like one I saw at Pottery Barn, but it seems everybody else had the same idea, and Spotlight was completely sold out.
Step four - Hang the wreath. This is where a light weight hoola hoop would be better than a heavy metal frame. I ignored all the instructions on the packet and attached 2 large clear command hooks to my arch window. The benefit of these is they have clear strips which you can't see through the window.
and voila - a very Christmasy giant wreath.
It looks pretty all lit up at night, but unfortunately I'm not a good enough photographer to capture it for you. Maybe next year? Only 11 more sleeps.
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