It's kind of therapeutic (and justifies those 5 rolls of IKEA wrapping paper I just had to buy? Totally)
Why not let it last all month?
On your door.
Today I did! I love how 3-D it looks on our front door:
So we'll stick with it for this year.
But all-red gifts with white bows would be cool. All white gifts with blue bows. Yada, yada.
You get the idea.
Okay, grab your favorite papers and let's get wreath-wrapping.
(all papers below are from IKEA, except for the gray with trees...that one's from Target 2 years ago)
You really want something flat though so the boxes aren't sticking out too far. I made mine from a cardboard box lid....Pizza boxes would be be perfect.
• Trace a large circle
• Trace or draw another smaller circle inside, like a donuthole
• Carefully cut out both circles, trying not to bend the cardboard.
So I dressed mine up with felt fabric.
• Cut long strips of white felt
• Glue the first strip to the back of the wreath with a hot glue gun, wrap, and continue till the whole wreath is covered.
You could use this base for so many wreaths. Add jingle bells, pom poms, bows, ornaments, etc.
You can buy little jewelry ones but you might actually have some lying around your house. I didn't realize it till I scrounged my cupboards. Jello boxes, bandaids, etc...gather little (empty) boxes like that. Arrange them on the wreath till you have enough boxes and you like how it looks.
Then tie a bow or string to the top of the wreath for haning (I used braided twine) and you're done!