I love beautiful and professionally made Christmas wreaths. I am in awe of them. But I believe that the best wreaths are made with love. This is a wreath that I made for my grandsons. It was originally a plain green wreath from Michaels and I flocked it myself to give it a snowy look. My flocking recipe can be found here: DIY Snowy Christmas Flocking.
I got these little animal ornaments at Target. I found them online here, but there are a lot of them in the store as well. Instead of gluing them in, I used the branches of the wreath to tuck them into their spots. That way they will be free to hop off and visit if needed.
They all seem to have such cute personalities and each one has a story to tell.
After a long work day, Mildred is heading home to watch Netflix and drink hot chocolate by a roaring fire.
Harriet is going to a Christmas party and is worried that no one will like her new plaid skirt and turtleneck sweater. But everyone will.
Beatrice is about to go Christmas caroling with her a cappella choir.
Doug the courier is very serious about delivering his package on time. He does not work for Fed Ex.
Ned teaches Advanced Mouse Studies at a local college. All the students and faculty love him. He has a great recipe for mulled cider that he serves in his classroom before Christmas break.
I attached tiny little lollipops with a glue gun and added colored battery lights.
I recently taught a craft class at my church. We made our own flocked wreaths to take home and decorate. My creative friend Diane added these adorable gnomes to her beautifully flocked wreath. I just love it! I know that each of them has a story to tell, too. She sent me the Amazon link if you’d like to order your own set of gnomes. The link is here.
I made this flocked wreath as a giveaway for the craft class. I used a hot glue gun to attach ornaments that I had covered with Epsom salt. The post about them is here: Sparkly DIY Christmas Ornaments.
I hope this post has inspired you to make your own special wreath this year. Do it for yourself or for someone you love!