Here is the finished wreath, then I will tell you how I did it!
(here it is laying on the edge of my table, so you can see the chairs, etc.) I edited the background out but that photo looked worse so it is what it is!
grapevine wreath, 4.99 (Wal Mart)
berries 3 stems, Michael's 2.98 each (minus discount)
1 roll plain red ribbon, 1 red ribbon with snowflakes, one with peppermint stripe on edge, a scrap of burlap type red/white from an old wreath of hers, cotton from a large roll like you would use to stuff a pillow
a large pine cone
I guess the total for this is around $15.
It's hard to tell in the photo, but the wreath contains, ribbon, berries, and DIY cotton bolls I made.
First, I cut the stems from the berries to use as stems for the cotton bolls. I pulled 3 large pieces from the cotton stuffing, and shaped them into balls. I pulled the largest pieces from the bottom of a huge pine cone I had, and glued to the bottom of each boll of cotton, after gluing the stem inside the cotton. In person they look really realistic. I made smaller bows, and cut strips of ribbon for the bow. Everything is wired on with florist wire. I glued some small gold pine cones in the center of the bow arrangement.
I wake up around 4 AM every morning, much to my dismay, so this is what I did while I waited for sunrise!
I also finished a wreath for my 11 year old granddaughter's door to her room.
Hers is a mesh wreath with some of the red/white burlap scraps run through it, green gift packages, and a bow, with a crocheted snowman that a friend made for me many years ago. I will try to get photos that show up better before posting this. Total here: $0
During Thanksgiving, my grandson and his wife were here, and I had found a huge lighted green wreath at Wal Mart. It had 3 stems with red berries attached and that was all that was on it. I went into my stash and made it pretty for them to take home and use. I'll try to get a photo of it too. Total on this $2.95!
I had them send me a photo of the wreath. (Below)
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