There is something about moving to a new home that causes the expiration date on many perfectly good items to accelerate. I wanted a holiday wreath for my new front door and didn’t want to pay $100 or more for one already made, so I made one myself. I am loving the sweater invasion into interior design so I knew I wanted to use sweaters in some way and I wanted a color scheme that would allow me to keep the wreath hung through January without being “that” neighbor. Once I had my design idea in mind, I was ready to begin shopping. I got everything I needed at Micheal’s and Goodwill. My design was to create several sweater balls in different sizes and layer in jingle bells for sound as people open our front door.
Here is a picture of the materials I used for my wreath. At Micheal’s I bought a branch wreath, wire, foam balls in different sizes, glitter balls, sparkly branches and jingle bells. Then, I bought these two sweaters at Goodwill for $12.00.
Once I had all my materials, I began cutting up my sweaters into swatches. As you can see from the picture below, the cream sweater had two textures. One on the front and a smoother texture on the sleeves. I tried to make each swatch look slightly different in texture. I wrapped the foam balls with the sweater swatches and hot glued them on. The rest was just a puzzle arranging the balls onto the branch wreath. I attached them each with wire.
This project took me a total of 2 hours once I had the materials. I love the outcome! Can’t wait to tackle the rest of the front porch for the holidays!