Red and Green Poinsettia Wreath
Red and Green Poinsettia Wreath
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Every new holiday season calls for a fresh door wreath! Thankfully, wintertime holidays are abundant, which means more front door fun. I made a bright and festive red and green Poinsettia wreath using dollar store materials and a few items I had on hand.
Always looking to reduce my landfill additions and reuse decor items, I recycled a Halloween wreath that had seen better days. After discarding a few of the elements, I reused the base and burlap ribbon on the wreath.
Craft design inspiration comes from so many places. I'm so thankful for the ideas that come to me from the most unexpected encounters.
I was on my way to visit my friends and colleagues at Refugee Artisan Initiative in Seattle with a few extra minutes (just 30, but that's a lot when you're approaching the holiday season, have a solid to-do list to tackle AND aren't sure what you're fixing for dinner!) to spare.
Photo courtesy of Refugee Artisan Initiative
On my way to find parking, I decided to pull into the Grocery Outlet parking lot and have a look. My first welcome was a lovely Family Parking Stalls section of the parking lot that made my heart sing.
As my kids are older and fully capable of walking 50 yards to the grocery store from the family car, these spots aren't for me anymore, but oh how thankful I am that a company cares enough for families to make these spots a reality for busy families with tiny children.
I grabbed my basket and hit the aisles where I discovered so many tasty snacks! Granola mixes with hazelnuts and dark chocolate, my daughter's favorite nori (seaweed) sheets, and lots of exotic trail mixes.
I chose as many snacks to fill my basket and made my way to the front of store check out. As I approached the conveyor belt my eye spotted them. Beautiful red and green burlap Poinsettia blooms. I took one in hand and discovered a clip as well! So hand, so festive, such a great price at $1.49.
Multiple layers of burlap leaves touched with colorful sparkles are held to the wreath with built-in clips.
These Poinsettia blossom clusters can be repurposed on a tree, added to a bannister garland or adorn a sweet holiday gift.
And I love the unexpected twist of green Poinsettia blooms. These pair perfectly with bright or deep reds in a wreath or other decor.
Make Your Own Red and Green Poinsettia Wreath
Here are the materials you'll need to make your own red and green Poinsettia wreath. And here's something new about my projects - no glue gun required! haha!
Bendable sparkle stems do all the heavy lifting in this craft!
- Wreath base - as large as you like, but at least 14" in diameter to work with the oversized scale of the large Poinsettia clusters
- 3 Green Poinsettia blossom clusters - available at Grocery Outlet or your local dollar store
- 10-15' Red burlap to cover wreath base
- 1 roll Red decorative mesh at 6" width to wrap around red burlap-covered wreath
- 4-5 Red sparkle stems to secure Poinsettia blooms to wreath, make top bow, as well as secure burlap and mesh to the wreath base
- Short length of red ribbon to hang from the front door
Wreath Making How To
To make your red and green Poinsettia wreath start by wrapping your wreath base sufficiently in red burlap.
Next, cut approximately 2 feet of red decorative mesh off the spool.
Loop the mesh 4 or 5 times to make a large and loose bow.
Pinch the center of the bow with your hand and wrap a sparkle stem around the middle to create a bow.
Now, wrap the remainder of your red decorative mesh around the wreath and secure with a sparkle stem.
Attach the red bow you just made with another sparkle stem at the top of your wreath.
Add you green Poinsettias with clips and sparkle stems.
Tie your length of red ribbon to the top of the wreath to hang and you're done!
Hang on your front door and enjoy the smiles you'll receive from guests when they're greeted by your cheerful wreath.
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