DIY Christmas Card Wreath

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My Christmas Card Wreath

 

Good morning y’all!

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and the Christmas cards that you have receive from family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers are piling up quickly. At least this is what happens to me every year. In the years past I stacked my Christmas cards on the coffee table or taped them to the door, however this year I wanted to do something different. I decided to make a Christmas card wreath to display my cards in a creative way. I’ve seen these wreaths on Pinterest and Youtube.

I tried to take a picture of each step so you can see how I made my Christmas card wreath. This is also a great project that you can do with the kids at home.  You can make this wreath in whatever color your want and you can make your wreath smaller or bigger then mine.

The supplies that you will need are:

-hot glue sticks

-hot glue gun

-clothes pins

-wire wreath form

-green paint

-paint brushes

-old cup for water

*You can find all of these supplies and at stores like; The Dollar Store, Walmart, Target, Jo-Ann’s, and Michael’s Art & Crafts Store. You can also use green spray paint, however I used blue, yellow, white paint colors to get different shades of green.

1.) The first thing that I did was lay out my clothes pins around the wire wreath to make sure I had enough. I also went ahead and mixed my paint colors to make the different shades of green that I wanted.  

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2.) Next I painted the clothes pins the different shades of green that I mixed. I only painted the top and sides sense the back is not going to be shown. I let the clothes pins dry completely over night.
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3.) Then I hot glued the clothes pins to the wire wreath form. Make sure as you are gluing your clothes pins on the wire wreath form, that you are gluing the opening part of the clothes pins on the outside.  

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4.) After I glued all the clothes pins on the wire form I flipped the wreath over and added hot glue to the back for added security.

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After you are finish gluing the clothes pins on the wreath form you are all done!

 

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I decided to hang my wreath on the inside of my front door using a joy angel wreath hook that I found at Wal-Mart.

I hope you enjoyed my DIY Christmas wreath tutorial! Tag me on social media @marionlovenotes if you try this tutorial out. I would love to see your creations!

xo,

Marion

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Kid Friendly Winter Crafty Activities |3 Christmas Craft Decor Ideas

Good Morning Y’all!

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Can you believe that Christmas is this Friday? Oh my goodness I’m no where near ready! I still have gifts to warp, travel bags to  pack, and so much more!

I thought I would write a few blog posts for this up coming holiday season, of activities that you can do with your preschool through elementary age child(ren) rather you are a parent, babysitter, or grandparent stuck with the kids for the next two to three weeks. I found a bunch of holiday theme creative budget friendly activities that will keep your little ones busy.

Considering it’s the Christmas season why not encourage them to help create some holiday décor for your home (or use them as gifts).

1.) Kid Friendly Christmas Trees

*This is an awesome idea if you have a little one(s) who are itching to redecorate your picture perfect color coordinated Christmas tree every second of the day. Check out these links to these amazing blog posts to create your own kid friendly Christmas tree.

Felt Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree in a Bottle

Photo Christmas Tree

Cardboard Christmas Tree

2.) Kid Friendly Christmas Wreaths

*Why spend the money buying Christmas wreaths, when you can have your kids help you create beautiful wreaths that will hold a life time of precious memories.

Edible Candy Wreath

Wrapping Paper Wreath

Christmas Card Wreath

Christmas Ornament Wreath

Santa Tulle Wreath

3.) Kid Friendly Christmas Ornaments

*There are so many different types of Christmas ornaments that you can create with your kids and so many different ways you can use them. These super cute ornaments can be come napkin ring holders, placemats, budget friendly gift ideas, and so much more. Check out some of my favorite Christmas ornaments that your kids can make.

Paper Plate Christmas Ornament

Glitter Star Ornament

Mini Snow Globes

Fingerprint Ornament

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Ornaments

I hope you love these Christmas craft décor ideas as much as I do. I’m sure these super easy and fun activates will keep your little one busy for the next few days. For more craft/ activity ideas check out my kid friendly Pinterest boards provided below;

Kid Fall & Winter Break Activities

Kid Craft & Food Ideas

 

Thanks for stopping by!

xo,

Marion