Saturday, December 11

holiday wreath.

i NEED to make this!
i found it on martha stewart.

you can get the directions from the link above,
or right here!

Step 1
Working on a covered surface, lay a 24-inch wreath form inside a 30-inch one. Attach them with 24-gauge wire at 6 to 8 evenly spaced points.

Step 2
In a ventilated area, coat combined wreath form with white spray paint. Let dry.
Step 3
Wrap wreath form with a 20-foot strand of white holiday lights (test lights beforehand), leaving the plug end unwrapped (as much as is needed to plug in).

Step 4
With scissors, widen the center-hole slits slightly in paper bouquet holders (we used 10 8.8-inch ones, 20 6.4-inch ones, 20 4.8-inch ones, and 50 3.2-inch ones). Poke a finger through center hole of each bouquet holder (from front to back) to create openings large enough to accommodate a lightbulb.

Step 5
Beginning with largest ones, place bouquet holders evenly around wreath, slipping a light through each hole so that bulb bases, not bulbs, rest against paper. (From time to time, hang wreath, and step back to ensure that the arrangement is balanced and attractive.)

Step 6
Add remaining bouquet holders in descending size order. Use smallest bouquet holders to cover centers of larger ones and to fill in any gaps. Hang near an outlet. Unplug when unattended.

happy crafting!



Danita said...

Oh that´s preety!

Anonymous said...

How does she come up with these things!

bethani said...

that is soo pretty. and appears to be extremely easy.. if you make this, take pictures so we can see :)

cheers to easy and beautiful holiday DIY projects!

vintch said...

leave it to martha. totally beautiful, practical and lovely. figures:) this is so pretty!

Lynn said...

wow, i wish i had a creative gene like she does, this is really pretty and i adore doilies!

just went to a craft fair where an artist used them as her medium. she spray paints them and then presses each one onto her canvas. her work was phenomenal with images of cherry blossoms and scenic woodlands, then these faint imprints over top. i totally want to try it. ♥

Mighty Burns said...

I love this idea so much! I have seen it floating about on blogs, but I am worried my cat would attack the paper. *sigh* but it is so pretty!

Kimbirdy said...

wow, that's so fun!! i need to get cracking on my wreath-making. thanks for sharing!

Brush Fire Fairytails said...

so pretty. I need to make one!

my best friend jules said...

Oh my! This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing :)
Xo Mervi