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.