Monday, September 24, 2012

Easiest Wreath Ever!

For my mom’s 50th birthday, I made two wreaths to go on the doors outside of the L House. I wanted to make sure she knew what she was about to see when she entered through those doors. After seeing how easy these wreaths were to make, I think they will be a go-to wreath for upcoming birthday parties and such. Why? Because you can undo them just as easily as you put it together. Plus, the first thing guests see when they enter the party is the doors. I’m all about setting the mood from the very first impression.


The basic part of this wreath is made out of a grape vine wreath and a pack or two of lunch napkins from the party section at Wal-Mart.

All you have to do is lay your napkin out flat.


Then, from the white side of the napkin {if it is not double-sided} pull your napkin like the picture below from the center point. The man hand is Colby’s by the way.


Then, just fit it into the wreath and pull it through the back. Fill in all around until it is as full as you like.


Your finished product should look like this {with the exception of the number in the middle}.


How easy is that? No glue or anything! Just napkins and a wreath form!

Now, if you want to make the numbers to go on top of the wreath, you will need the following: poster board, napkins, a pencil, scissors, and a small knife.

I don’t have picture of this process, but all I did was follow the steps below:

  1. Use the poster board to draw out the number you desire.
  2. Cut it out with the scissors. Remember that it doesn’t have to be perfect.
  3. Poke holes in the poster board where the napkins will fill in.
  4. Cut the napkins into fourths. Hold the napkins just like it was done for the wreath and insert the the napkins just like it was done with the wreath. It is not going to look pretty from the back, but that doesn’t matter much.
  5. Attach the number to the wreath with a small piece of ribbon by wrapping it around and tying it up until it is center with the wreath.

That’s all there is to it! Easy peasy!