Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Holly Wreath Center Piece

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It seems the events of the holidays often require a good centerpiece.
 I was inspired to make this one in, of 
all places, the dollar store!
I purchased all the supplies, with the exception of the wool felt (which I have a stockpile of, but you could 
purchase the amount you need to make this for very little cost) in the store, making 
this one inexpensive little craft ($3!!). 

+craft glue
+felt in shades of green,red and a neutral background color
+one 8" diameter green floral wreath foam form
+one holiday color candle
+one glass hurricane to hold the candle (size and style can vary, just be sure it fits safely inside the wreath)

*To start, grab your neutral color felt, for the background. This could be black, grey, white...I used brown since this is what I had a ton of!  Cut a piece of felt to wrap around the outside of the  8 " wreath 25 1/2" long x 2" wide. Apply craft glue along the outside and attach the felt. Use some straight pins if needed to hold in place, wait for it to dry to move on to next step.

*Next cut a strip for the inner circle, measuring 14 1/2" x 2" and glue the same way as the outer circle.
*For the top of the wreath, you will cut a 8" diameter circle, and a 41/2" diameter circle out of the center of that for the center hole.Glue in place.
*I left the bottom "as-is" since no one will see it.
*Then comes the details! I used 3 different shades of green because I have lots of green felt! I free hand cut the holly leaf shapes, but you can easily google to find a template if needed. Such as this one. The leaves range in size from about 2 1/2" - 3 1/2" long.
I glued the leaves around the wreath, wrapping over the edges. Then last added the berries, which are roughly about 1/2" diameter circles in red.
Then simply just place the candle of your choice inside the glass holder, and your centerpiece is ready!
Bright and cheerful for everyday or for a celebration with loved ones.

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