A Christmas Paper Wreath at Dollar Tree’s Holiday Craft Contest

Hi Everyone,
A few weeks ago I discovered that Dollar Tree was hosting a Crafty Christmas Contest. The rules were pretty simple. Shop at Dollar Tree and come up with a craft for the Holidays for under $20. Well, this sounded interesting and the “wheels began turning”. I have seen beautiful paper wreaths popping up all over blogland and I have been wanting to try one so I thought I would take this opportunity and run with it.
I stopped at my local Dollar Tree store, found a decent size book and began throwing anything into the cart I thought I might embelish with.

This is what I came home with… two wreath forms, satin ribbon, large hardback book, jingle bells, pinecones and some other goodies.

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I LOVE these glittered reindeer ornaments!
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I went home and got to work. I decided to use the foam wreath form. It was a bit thick so I had to cut it in half with a knife. (Nicked my finger too!)
I wrapped the form with the satin ribbon and secured it with hot glue.
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I ripped a bunch of pages out of the book and created a BUNCH of different sized cones.  It took me awhile to get the hang of it. When finished I began hot gluing them around the wreath form. I think I used somewhere around 75-80 cones for this wreath layered in two rows!
Its HUGE!
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Once I got all the cones on I created a “fan” inspired center to cover up the mess in the middle.
I then took it outside, sprayed it with spray adhesive and sprinkled white glitter all over it. I LOVE how that turned out:)
I decided to add one of the glittered reindeer to the center of that and added a few vintage bobbles.
I had this beautiful “Happy Holidays” glittered paper sign stashed in my craft clost and thought it looked great beneath the reindeer.
And VOILA! Here is the finished product….
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It hangs in the bay window of my diningroom on a wreath hanger suspended from the curtain rod. I think It looks great there.
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I had so much fun created my wreath I made another one for my breakfast room. This one came out smaller with only one layer of cones.
I added a glittered “Merry Christmas” sign to the middle and embelished it with a vintage kitschy reindeer ornament, vintage bobbles and pinecone. I love this one too and it sits in the center window in my breakfast room.
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These wreaths were so much fun to make and VERY inexpensive…just a couple of dollars. I’d say less than $8 and some creativity!

I would LOVE it if you would take a minute to hop on over Dollar Tree’s Contest Gallery
and VOTE FOR MY WREATH HERE
When you get there just click on the wreath image and you will see a place to vote.

Thanks a Bunch!
Merry Christmas!
~Lisa
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A Christmas Paper Wreath at Dollar Tree’s Holiday Craft Contest — 5 Comments

  1. Lisa,
    I'm so happy that I came by and got to see your beautiful wreath. I’m having a Christmas Open House…would love to have you join in on the fun. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    Blessings,
    Linda

  2. Hi Lisa! What a beautiful wreath! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas with your family filled with peace, love and joy! Merry Christmas!…hugs…Debbie

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