When it comes to crafts, I often feel like the person who loves to sing but can’t carry a tune. I enjoy doing them, but it most certainly doesn’t come naturally to me.
Two of my three kids are very crafty, and I’ve been trying to engage with them more by taking an interest in their crafts. This holiday season, we’ve stayed busy making DIY ornaments and decorations.
One of my favorite things that we have done yet is this DIY Christmas Wreath. You won’t believe it, but those holly leaves are made with Duck Tape. Duck Mirror® crafting tape to be exact. Duck Mirror® and Duck Texture® crafting tapes are my latest obsession to make crafting easy and fun! If you enjoy making crafts and haven’t given them a try, you must! Duck Mirror® features a unique mirror effect that adds shine and dimension to your DIY and craft projects. They are great for scrapbooking, decorating and adding embellishments to other Duck Tape® creations. If you happen to have an electronic cutting machine, you can create your own designs, shapes and letters with Duck Mirror®. (I don’t have one, but I am seriously thinking about getting one.) Duck Texture® features trendy patterns and colors that allow you to add a textured surface to your craft and DIY projects. They are great for everything from personalizing school supplies to making holiday crafts. (I used them to cover a wine cork that we used as the base for a Christmas tree ornament we made.) Duck Texture® crafting tape is easy-to-apply (no scissors), meaning you can take your style with you wherever you go.
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DIY Christmas Wreath
What You Will Need:
- 1 1/2 rolls Duck Mirror Crafting Tape
- 9-inch foam wreath
- Wide Ribbon to match Crafting Tape
- Narrow Ribbon
- Short Straight Pins
- Clear Craft Glue
- Red Jingle Bells
- Unroll a piece of Duck Mirror Crafting Tape. Cut another piece to the same length. Attach the tape pieces, sticky side in, so that you have a two-sided mirror strip.
- Draw a holly leaf template and cut out. Trace onto crafting tape and cut the holly leaves out. You will need approximately 80 leaves. (More or less depending on how you space the leaves.)
- Wrap the foam wreath with the ribbon to cover, and secure with a straight pin.
- Slip the wide ribbon through the top of the wreath and tie a knot on the ends to make a hanging loop. Wrap the narrow ribbon around the wide ribbon and tie a knot in the back.
- Add a drop of crafting glue to the knots to prevent fraying. Allow to dry.
- Pin 3-leaf clusters to the wreath, adjusting the positioning as needed to cover the pins as much as possible. Repeat until the wreath is fully covered.
- Using the craft glue, attach the jingle bells around the wreath. Wait until the glue is fully dry before hanging.