Introduction: MAKING YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS WREATH
I had a bunch of left-over PVC pipe and seeing that Christmas was just around the corner, the creative juices started flowing. The result was liked so much, I had to make more for lots of friends. Was fun to turn scraps into a warm-felt gift for others to celebrate the holiday season.
Different sizes (diameter) of plastic pipe
Step 1: GATHER YOUR PIPES
Gather any PVC (plastic) pipe laying around and sort it by sizes. My photo shows a lot, as I ended up making over 10 of these wreaths. If you just want one, you only need a few pieces of 3-4 different sized pipes: anything from 3/4" to 5" works well.
Step 2: CUT AWAY
Start cutting them to the same lengths. I did 4" lengths. I had a chop saw so could do this rather easily and fast.
As a TIP, sand them all a little bit so clean and smooth, ready for paint.
Step 3: THE FUN STEPS BEGIN!
Here's where the creative fun starts. Can you make a circle with a bunch of other circles??
I drew out a large circle on my work surface with a smaller inner ring. A big donut if you will. This gives you a guideline to follow when picking and choosing the pipes.
Start fitting them together, making sure you are random of course, and use hot glue or any strong glue to stick them together.
Keep following the "donut" pencil marks so you end up with a completed wreath.
Step 4: MAKE IT SHINE!
I used Rust-oleum metallic gold spray paint from Home Depot to make the entire wreath gold as a base.
I then bought some gold glitter from Michael's or any hobby shop and sprays the wreath with Super 77 spray glue, then sprinkled on the glitter.
An even better effect I found was to get 2-3 gold glitters (different shades of gold) and mix them so the gold effect is varying and much more sparkly in the end!.
When dry, shake off any loose glitter.
Step 5: THE FINALE!
As the finishing touch, I bought packets of small Christmas decorations, bulbs, holly, cones, and hot glued these into place in about 50% of the pipes, giving it the finale Holiday Spirit!
It can sit on a mantle or be hung on a door with a screw.
Participated in the
Art Skills Challenge
3 years ago
Lovely idea for a wreath :)