What’s more welcoming than a pretty Christmas wreath on a door at Christmas time? If you did it, you will be even more proud! For inspiration, we suggest 4 ideas to create your own crown: vegetable, fabric, wool, recycled cardboard … All you have to do is create your personal touch!
The base of your Christmas wreath
Whatever the theme chosen for your Christmas wreath, you will need a base. Everything will depend on what you have on hand, and the type of crown you want to compose!
-A plant base:
Ivy or branches are used to make the basic loop-shaped structure by knotting, braiding or twisting together. You can use it to keep string, or ivy branches again.
-A wire base:
Create a round wire, simple to make.It will just invest in a colored yarn or not, according to your taste. Leave it in single wire, or braid it. In the latter case, you can braid be tight, to make a pretty regular base if it is apparent, or make a loose braid to be able to easily insert elements.
-A cardboard base:
You can make your Christmas wreath from recovered cardboard or card stock. Bring two plates of different sizes. Start by drawing the outline of the smallest in the center of your cardboard paper and then the outline of the second by centering it in relation to the first circle. And cut out the inside of the little one.
-A base already ready:
You can find it easily in DIY stores or creative hobbies: straw, wood, polystyrene and even artificial fir … there is something for all tastes and all prices. These crowns are very practical, especially if you have many items to hang on.
A vegetable wreath
Traditionally, it was customary to offer at the time of Advent a wreath made of red holly branches and Christmas berries, on which were added four candles, representing the four cardinal points, and that we lit the Christmas day. Why not take inspiration from this beautiful tradition by revisiting it?
Choose preferably the vegetable base, to have a crown 100% nature! Then comes the decorative phase: hang your raw materials recovered in nature (leaves, pine cones, holly, chestnuts, moss, etc.). If you have a lot of small parts, think of a handy glue gun. Add Christmas balls and small decorations, fresh flowers, cinnamon sticks or dried fruit.And why not some LED candles for a nod to tradition? A light garland will do just fine!
Finally, you can finalize by basting white paint snow or gold to complete the set according to the theme of your Christmas decor. You can also add glitter … or not. Make it to your liking!
A paper crown
For a nice paper crown, you will need a structural base: either wire or a polystyrene crown. But you can also wager on a 100% paper crown and create a base with cardstock.
Then find out on the Internet models for decorations that you will stick / staple on: it can be false paper sheets, which you accumulate in layers all around like a real crown, or flowers, rosettes … You can add balls colored paper, pearls or cotton.
Choose papers of two or three colors and think of glittery or shiny papers. It’s Christmas, we can have a great time!
A woolen crown
Here is a very original Christmas wreath, and in season: wool warms! You have several possibilities here again: wrap a polystyrene crown with wool threads, playing on color gradients for example, or make a 100% tassel crown that you assemble on the base. The advantage is that you can easily do this with your family. Kids love to make pompoms!
For the pompoms effect to be successful, we suggest you add other elements: Christmas decorations for example (balls or stars as suggested below) or pretty ribbons, little stuffed animals, that you will stick with a glue gun or attach with pieces of colored wool!
Know finally that there are commercially available kits to make pompoms very easily (“pompon maker”): gain time appreciated and they are stronger than the tips of cartons that we often use!