Paddle pop stick wreath
Graphic and modern, this wreath is simple and inexpensive to make, and looks great hanging on a door or wall. It's also not too Christmas-y looking so can be left hanging up all year long as a little piece of DIY art.
- Paper and a pen
- An embroidery hoop
- Paddle pop sticks (from craft and bargain stores)
- Hot glue gun
- Paint (optional)
- Paintbrush (optional)
Trace around the embroidery hoop on a piece of paper. Now draw a straight line from the top of the circle on the piece of paper. This is your guide to ensure the paddle pop sticks are applied straight. Use the hot glue gun to squirt a little bit of glue onto the embroidery hoop and stick a paddle-pop stick in place, ensuring it's in line with the drawn line on your piece of paper.
Turn the hoop slightly, making sure it is still on top of the drawn circle and glue on the next stick. Continue until the hoop is covered.
Flip the hoop over and apply paddle pop sticks in the gaps between the sticks a centimetre or so out from the embroidery hoop.
Paint if you wish; tie some string around the screw of the embroidery hoop and hang.