Friday, August 29, 2014

Fun Friday: Simple Holiday Wreath - Perfect for Labor Day!

Have you ever gotten the urge to make something, only to have nothing that you wanted to make it with. Yep, that was me earlier. I had the urge to make a holiday wreath, but had nothing on hand to make the one that I wanted. So I improvised & all it took was a cardboard box, some yarn & a pair of scissors. 


First I found a cardboard box that was a good size & cut one of the sides off. 

Then I did the good old pencil compass out of pen & a string trick (hehe) to get the circles. They're a bit off if you really examine it, but it was close enough for me.  

I did happen to have red, white & blue yarn (for all the times I decided I was going to knit or crochet something & never did because I don't really know how). To measure my sections, I used a very calculated plan. I did a full arm span (using both arms), three times & cut.  

All that was left was just tying the yarn on & wrapping it around. The back is a cluster of strings tied together to help keep them all in place. And a folded strand of yarn tied onto the back as a hanger. 

I have to say that even though this flat cardboard wreath resembles nothing of the burlap & wooden letter wreath I had wanted to make, I'm still pretty darn happy with it! 

The kids have now informed me that I can make one to look like candy corn for Halloween. (Although I may buy an actual wreath to work from on that one.)

50 comments:

  1. That is simple! I have the cardboard box but not yarn! I need to invest in a stockpile of yard for ocassions like this.

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  2. That is so cute and seems so easy to make! Great way to celebrate the holiday!

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  3. fabulous for my last minute celebration in an hour! thanks for the easy and festive idea!

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  4. I love this! Would be great to customize for parties. Hmmm a mickey mouse NE would be cute:)

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  5. Oh, you could do these in any color, for sure! So creative!

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  6. very simple but makes such a bold statement! Great job

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  7. What a cute wreath. It would be perfect for any of the summer holidays :)

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  8. This wreath is really cool. You could change the colors out and make it a base for any holiday.

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  9. You did a very nice job on that wreath. I would have had all the yarn going every which way.

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  10. I've been there and done that, I get into that mood of making something but then I hit a road block once I get all that I need.

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  11. That's a really cute wreath! It looks simple enough that I would be able to make one too!

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  12. This looks easy and adorable! I think it's super unique!

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  13. I love easy and simple this is, this would be a fun craft to do with the kids.

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  14. I love the colors! There are so many ways to personalize it too!

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  15. This is great and so easy to make. I like your kids idea for the candy corn one.

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  16. What a nice ad simple craft idea. Easy to make and hang on the door for this week.

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  17. This wreath is simple, yet adorable, nonetheless!

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  18. Oh how fun! We could use a patriotic themed wreath for our door too.

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  19. That's such a cute wreath! I like that it was inexpensive and easy, because I could make one for every holiday!

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  20. Looks so cool and I love that it is simple to make. Great job.

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  21. Oh I love it - what a simple but so effective project! I need to get crafting. x

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  22. That's a good art piece as an ornament in your home. You can also make another one as a gift or giveaway item to readers!

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  23. Easy indeed. Thanks for the idea! Simple enough for most kids to help with.

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  24. This does look very crafy and festive. Thaks for sharing - I need to pin it.

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  25. What a cute wreath. Perfect for the holiday. Great job!

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  26. I think it turned out great. I have actually never heard of the string and pencil trick to make a circle - I can not wait to try that! Good luck with the Halloween one - can not wait to see it.

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  27. Wow, that looks great! You are so creative :)

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  28. The colors are a little too American for my Labour Day liking but I love the idea! thanks for the inspiration!

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  29. This is such a simple and cute project. I'd love to see one for Halloween. :)

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  30. That is an awesome wreath. I love it! Very festive. Amber N

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  31. What a fun wreath! It looks so simple to make. I would love to do one for every holiday with coordinating color schemes.

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  32. This is neat and simple and very creative. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. That is really cute. Looking forward to seeing the Candy corn one.

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  34. Definitely very simple and easy! Would be great for the 4th of July of course :)

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  35. WOW- Sooooo easy! That would be adorable with gray and yellow!

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  36. What a great wreath! I love the idea of decorating for each holiday that is coming. I haven't just started to decorate a little lately so this may be a good project for me to try. Thanks for sharing it.

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  37. Sometimes surprise turnouts are great. I think it turned out awesome too.

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  38. I love the bright colors you used to make this simple holiday wreath. Very cute idea

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  39. I think it looks cute. I hope you do make the candy corn one. I would love to see it!

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  40. That is so cute and adorable, but most of all, inexpensive and easy to make.

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  41. Cool idea. will be sharing this will my Girl Scout.

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  42. The wreath looks simple and cute and it's easy to make too. Thanks for sharing and I'm sure I can make this with the help of my son.

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  43. It is pretty and looks relatively easy to do... I love holiday wreaths but most are complicated to make.

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  44. Looks so pretty. Actually made this with my mom over the weekend. She loves a good wreath.

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  45. Such a cute wreath! I totally love how easy it is to make. Thanks for sharing!!

    Jenise @ DIYFunIdeas.com

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  46. How cool is that wreath, and what's even cooler is how easy it was to make. Totally on my list of must do's. :-) Thanks for sharing!

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  47. This looks great, I would have love to see the steps in pictures. Very nice job.

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  48. Great DIY project! This looks like a great therapy activity too. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  49. I never would have thought to use a cardboard box. I make yarn wreaths all the time but sometimes the straw forms can be a little pricey thank you for the frugal alternative.

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