Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Bead Christmas Wreath


Last year, I featured this wreath from The Joy is At Home

I was inspired to make a silver bead wreath this year and kept my eyes peeled for the materials at garage sales this summer.



Suzy made hers a little different than mine, and she had an awesome mirror to put hers on.  I made mine to sell at a craft bazaar, however, I wasn't going to be sad if it didn't sell.

Here's how I did it. 

I spray painted a large foam wreath silver and took some of those long Christmas garland beads that I bought at a garage sale.  Mine were vintage and came in a box, but this is what they look like...just to give you an idea.


I started wrapping them around sort of at an angle and using hot glue to hold them in place.
Each string of beads was 9 yards and I used 7 boxes of them.  


I couldn't find any of that gorgeous blue ribbon so I stuck with silver.  I think it turned out amazing.  However, I wish I had a mirror like Suzy did to put it on.  


Keep your eyes peeled after Christmas for those 90% off sales on these beads.  
My grand total for making the wreath was less than $5 but it looks like a million bucks and it sold before the craft bazaar even started!



6 comments:

Kelli @ RTSM said...

That is such a cute wreath! I love the big frame! I always have a hard time deciding what kind of wreath to make for Christmas because there are so many cute ones out there!

Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl said...

Beautiful, Rachel! I love your version...;)

Michelle@ourwonderfilledlife.com said...

Love it Rachel, just gorgeous!

Partycraft Secrets said...

this is soooo pretty. I recently did a wool-wrap bangle with berry red beads for Christmas - but THIS has all the bling to make it sing - love it! x

lauren said...

GORGEOUS!!!! I'm soo needing to make this! Thanks for sharing :)

Lauren @summitstreetjoy.com

Miranda said...

Great idea!! I love this. I'm your newest follower :)