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Thursday, December 10, 2015
So, if you read this blog (or know me) you know I love wreaths. So when our fireplace looked a little empty I shopped around for a new wreath - a GIANT new wreath. Unfortunately the price tags ($$$++) was just too much. No fear - imagination and glue gun to the rescue :)
Check out my new giant wreath - it's about 4 ft in diameter.
My secret item? A giant HULA HOOP.
Here's a quick little picture peak of what I did.
I took an old hula hoop I found at a garage sale a little while ago (30 cents???). Attached some metal clothes hangers to make sure there will be enough fullness to the wreath and a place for all the stuff to attach to.
Then I attached 2 ever-green (fake) garlands around the wreath. Make sure to use floral wires to stabilize the garland before hot gluing it together. I lay out the garland the way I want it look before using the glue gun.
Next DECORATE. Add any type of flowers, ribbons, etc that you want. I (again) stabilized it with wiring first then went nuts with the hot glue gun :)
Love the new wreath and I know we'll enjoy here for many many years to come. And I saved a TON of money. The whole project cost about $50 per wreath (I made 2 - one for my sister).