This Christmas tree turned Liberty tree is very simple. Have you ever decorated a tree…
Ever since I saw the Candy Cane wire wreath forms, I wanted to make a wreath with it. But not just a regular peppermint wreath.
So I bought one or two, and it sat around for awhile. Then recently I found smaller ones at the Dollar Tree! Somehow the smaller one wasn’t as intimidating.
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When you turn those Candy Cane wreath forms upside down, it looks like a J. And I wanted to make a J wreath for Christmas because J is the first letter of Jesus — who we celebrate at Christmas time!
I used hot glue to attach wide red grosgrain ribbon to the wreath form, by wrapping it around.
Then I reused this wooden bead and pearl garland I had made for a Thanksgiving Centerpiece.
Yes, I do realize that a candy cane is white with red stripes and that my color scheme is backwards. But it looks Christmas-y, doesn’t it? And I don’t have any white grosgrain ribbon…. or red beads…. so anyway, it’s backwards.
After I added the wooden beads and pearls, I clipped some flocked faux evergreen pieces from a tree someone gave me.
I tied in a loop for a hanger so that I would be able to hang it when I was finished. Scrap ribbon that I’ve saved comes in handy for things like this!
The Dollar Tree had these cute little bows in buffalo plaid. So I bought both colors and I’m glad I did, because the black and white one was perfect for this wreath!
Before gluing everything in place, I laid it out how I thought it would look nice. I thought adding the metal word Believe from the Dollar Tree would be perfect. Do you agree?
So I used some free things, and 3 different things from the Dollar Tree– the wire form, the metal word (which come 3 in a pack) and the bow.
Quite a pretty Christmas wreath/ door hanging for around $3, don’t you think?!
If I get a chance to make a white one with red stripes, I will show you. But for now, I’m busy creating other things…. like painting screens!