Wreathes are some of the most traditional decorations associated with the Christmas season, and are also some of the easiest to make. While you may think all Christmas wreathes have to contain pine cones, berries and evergreen tinsel, there are actually many different ways that you can create a unique, one-of-a-kind wreath without any of these elements. A gift wreath is perfect for decorating your home for the holidays, and can be reused year after year. To make your own beautiful gift wreath you will need:
Small gift boxes in assorted sizes
Christmas themed wrapping paper
Thin Christmas themed craft ribbon
Wide solid-colored craft ribbon
Hot glue gun
Flat wooden wreath form
When choosing the wrapping paper, thin ribbon and wide ribbon for this project, it is best to choose patterns and colors that will complement one another. For example, if you are using blue wrapping paper with a snowflake design, thin ribbon with blue and white stripes and wide ribbon in silver or white will look perfect together. This way your wreath will have a coordinated, put together look when you have finished it.
1. Wrap all of the gift boxes using the wrapping paper. Make sure that the paper is wrapped tightly around the boxes and is secured in place using tape.
2. Cut a strip of thin craft ribbon for each box that is long enough to wrap around the box and tie off into a small bow on top. You can use two or three different craft ribbons to mix and match for a more detailed look. Make sure that the bow on top of each box is tied securely and will not come undone.
3. Lay the wooden wreath form on a flat work surface.
4. Heat up the hot glue gun. When the gun is hot, apply a small dab of hot glue to the bottom of each of the boxes and quickly attach them onto the wreath form. It is best to apply the largest boxes onto the wreath form first, followed by the second largest boxes and ending with the smallest boxes. Try to layer the boxes onto the wreath to create depth and detail on the wreath.
5. Cut a strip of the wide ribbon that is two feet in length. Tie the ribbon into a large, attractive bow that is secure in the middle. Use the hot glue gun to attach the bow onto the top or bottom of the wreath.