Sadly, those wreaths are long gone, but you can pay homage to this ancient tradition by creating your own, shinier, modern day version!
Step 1: First, Gather Your Materials.
-Anywhere from 10-30 CDs, depending on the size of your ring.
-A wooden, plastic, or styrofoam ring, suitable for gluing stuff on.
-A Hot glue gun, with glue for it. (Although some strong regular glue would work almost as well)
-A hanger to hang the wreath on.
-A Festive Ribbon (Optional)
Step 2: Start to Glue on Your CDs!
Really, do take the time to do this!
Step 3: Now, Add the Second Layer!
Step 4: Finishing Touches!
Drill, glue, or otherwise fasten your hanger to the back of your wreath.
If you like, you may add your Festive Bow, thus completing it!
Step 5: Hang Up and Admire
I would suggest putting it in the general vicinity of twinkling Xmas lights, as the flashing colors look very impressive reflecting off the wreath.
We have had people drive past our house, glance at it, and then reverse to get another look! It is quite a spectacle.
Also, I have found that during the process of getting this object out every holiday season, it tends to have a disk or two get a little loose. Just quickly patch it up with a little hot glue!
Well, I hope you'll have a fun time turning a common household item (that might otherwise be discarded) into a holiday decoration!