Making a stunning Christmas wreath is simple -- just gather the right supplies, seasonal embellishments, and a large dose of holiday spirit. With two basic techniques -- wiring materials to a metal form or applying them to a rounded straw or foam base -- you can make an infinite variety of Christmas wreaths, from greenery wreaths meant to last through the holiday season to heirloom wreaths that can be treasured for years.
Golden beads become jewel-like decorations for a Christmas wreath. The beadwork flowers have wavy wire stems (they get their shape when the wire is wrapped around a spool). Picks attached to gold beads are planted throughout the boughs, and the wreath is finished with a two-tone ribbon.
Start by gathering the embellishments. When gluing them to the wreath, make sure they are all pointing up, not outward. For the wreath on our cover, we added “snow” to some branches: Dab a mix of white paint and craft glue on branches with a paintbrush and sprinkle the glue with coarse crystal glitter. Let dry, then shake off excess.