What better way to welcome guests than with a seasonal, easy-to-make door decoration? With fun add-ons and pretty patterns, one basic wreath form can turn into a slew of crafty possibilities. Click through for full instructions and tips for making three beautiful wreaths. For all three wreaths, carefully use a serrated bread knife to slightly round off both the inside and the outside edges of the front side of the Styrofoam form.
· 8-11 patterns of ¼-yd cotton fabric remnants. Pick up pretty patterned cotton fabric pieces by the ¼ yard for $1.99 each at Joann.com .
· Sewing pins
· Wire and wire cutters
· Greening pins
· About 6-12 3" foam balls
· About 30 2½" foam balls
· About 24 2" foam balls
· 2" straight pins
· Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
1. Using pinking shears, cut one ¼ yd of fabric into 2"-wide strips. Wrap and pin the strips diagonally around the wreath form to cover it tightly (see photo, above, right)
2. Create a hanger: Loop a short length of wire around a greening pin and push the pin into the top back of the wreath at a 45-degree angle.
3. Cut the patterned fabric remnants along the width of the material into ½"-wide strips. Wrap the balls tightly with the strips, pinning the ends to the balls to hold the fabric taut. Continue wrapping until each ball is covered.
4. Working in sections, place large and medium balls close together on the front of the wreath, holding them in place with 2" straight pins. When you're happy with the overall arrangement, hot-