I thought I would share this easy and CHEAP way to decorate for the holidays. I spent less then $5 on this entire project.
1 - book (preferably paper back and one you wont read again) with aged pages
2 - small branches from a tree
3 - yards (give or take depending on the size of the next item) of yarn
1 - large 12" letter, number or symbol... either chipboard, cardboard or foam core
1 - wire or straw wreath base (if using straw you will need a piece of fabric to wrap around it till it is covered)
1 - hot glue gun and glue
1 - sheet of printable transparency
3 - clear ornaments
3-4 - public domain images from the internet
3 - glittered wire floral curls
1 - yard of ribbon
2 - yards or so of gold thread
Brown ink pad
Bronze and Gold Ritzy Ditzy Glitz
Step 1: Step 1 & 2
STEP 2 – Rip pages gently from binding and ink remaining last side of pages.
Step 2: Step 3
Step 3: Step 4 & 5
STEP 5 - Use hot glue gun to adhere cones to wreath base. Start with back row first finishing with the front row.
Step 4: Step 6, 7 & 8
STEP 7 – Wrap red yarn (or desired color) around large chipboard letter and secure it with hot glue.
STEP 8 - Tie yarn into a series of knots to create berries. Hot glue the berries onto the twigs.
Step 5: Step 9
Step 6: Step 10
Step 7: Step 11
Step 8: Step 12 & 13
STEP 13 – HOW TO HANG IT! Cut a piece of yarn 1 1/2 “ft long. Fold in half and knot the two cut edges together. You now should have a loop of yarn. Tie it at the top of your wreath around the straw base. This is how you will hang the wreath, make sure it is not visible when it is on the wall.