If you want to make a cute and super easy wreath, tinsel is the way to go. I was recently inspired by one of my friends, Ashley, after she made her tinsel wreath below.
She purchased a wreath at the Goodwill and re-worked it to make this beautiful showpiece.
Luckily, Goodwill is overflowing with wreaths and tinsel at the moment. All I had to do was make a trip to my local goodwill to find a very ugly, but still useful wreath and A LOT of tinsel.
I know, its so circa 1990. But it was $1. All I had to do was pull the rags out of the wreath. Some were held in with pins, others just shoved in there.
I was a little worried at first that some of the straw might poke through. Luckily, I was wrong.
Enter lots and lots and lots of tinsel. Ashley had already warned me it would take more than I thought it would. She was right. All I did was hot glue one edge of tinsel
to the wreath and start wrapping it around. After I made it around the whole wreath, I filled in some not-so-fluffy spots with more tinsel, just hot-gluing it on.
So, I’m going to admit that I have this thing for vintage Santas. I love the small ones with the velvet suits and round bellies. I have a few of these lying around that I have picked up at thrift stores, so I put one in the center of the wreath. I just dug out a little hole in the straw and hot glued that bad boy in.
I love the contrast of the red Santa suit against the silver tinsel. I may add some ornaments or some red ribbon to hang it with, but I really love it just like this.
Like what you see?