1. Pool noodle wreath
Before you bin old decorations, think about reusing them as the main ingredient in a gorgeous Christmas wreath.
To make: Pick up a $3 pool noodle from Kmart, tape or glue the ends together into a circle and glue on decorations. Choose between baubles, ribbons, flowers, tinsel, garlands or go all out with them all! Attach your wreath to your door using removable self-adhesive picture-hanging strips. Glorious!
2. A touch of Disney
With so many Disney fans out there it’s no surprise that people are adding an extra pair of ears to their existing wreaths to make a Mickey Mouse themed one. All you need is a little wire and tinsel or foliage.
Not the best at crafts? Etsy make some great ones delivered to your door.
Disney Inspired Mickey Mouse Christmas Wreath, $129.01, Etsy
3. Update an old one
If you have an old wreath that needs a little sprucing up, get out your hot glue gun and give it a stunning spring makeover. Push pretty little flowers into the wreath to greet your guests every time they knock on your door. Hello, sweetie!
4. Recycled and upcycled
Before you get rid of those natural-coloured egg cartons, think about reusing them to make a gorgeous Christmas wreath.
To make: use the flat lid part of the cartons to cut out a series of flat, feathered leaf shapes. Cut the cup parts of the egg cartons into three-dimensional flower shapes with three, four, five or more petals. Cut a wreath shape from rigid cardboard or foamcore board. Use hot glue to attach the base layer of flat leaves to the wreath shape, and then build up the scene with the three-dimensional flower shapes.
5. A little personalisation
One woman shared to Facebook her striking DIY wreath with a light-up personalised letter. "Couldn't find a wreath I liked this year. Cut and wrap a burlap table runner around a wire hoop," She wrote.
To re-create this cute idea, you'll need a quick trip to the craft store. Attach your new decorations with a hot glue gun and voila you have a wreath that oozes homey charm.
6. An embroidered twist
An embroidered wreath is a fun twist on the classic pine leaf ones that we are used to. Pick up a digital embroidery pattern online from places like Etsy.
Once you’re happy with the visual balance of your wreath, attach a red ribbon to the top and hang it from your front door. Welcome, dear Santa – come on in!
Christmas embroidery pattern PDF, $7.92, Etsy
7. Dried Fruit Wreath
Fill your home with the fresh summer scent of fruit this Christmas by making this oh so simple dried fruit wreath. Pick up a plain hoop wreath like these ones from Ebay and hot glue some faux eucalyptus stems and orange slices for decoration. It's Christmas with a modern twist!
Handmade in Sydney, this pick incorporates dried orange slices, pine cones and cinnamon sticks to bring a traditional European Christmas to your front door.
Orange and cinnamon dried fruit Christmas wreath, $169.99, Etsy
8. A rustic feel
Bring a rustic feel to your Christmas wreath with a burst of orange leaves and some wooden ornaments you can buy online or from your craft store. To get the look, pick up some red baubles or mini pinecones and attach it all together with your trusty hot glue gun.
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