Paint stick evergreen wreaths
I love evergreen wreaths during the holiday season. However, buying fresh ones can be expensive, and if you want to buy fake ones that look real, you are talking even more dough.
Last year, I came up with a way to make my own evergreen wreaths—out of paint sticks.
Before you go calling me a thief for stealing paint sticks, I just want you to know that they do just give them away at most home improvement stores. If you go and ask for 100, you probably won’t get them. You can probably get by with asking for four to eight to make these wreaths.
I made two different styles of wreaths—squares and stars.
To make a square evergreen wreath, you will need:
- Four paint sticks
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Green spray paint
- Greenery of some sort (I clipped some from my yard)
Step one: Decide how large you want your wreath.
I made one that was 9-by-9 and one that was 6-by-6. Cut them down to whatever size you want. You can also leave them the size they are.
Step two: Hot glue the sticks together to form a square.
Make sure everything is straight and even before the glue dries.
Step three: Spray paint the squares.
I used this spray paint to do that with. This is just to make sure that if any of the stick shows after you get the greenery on, it will blend in. Let the squares dry.
Step four: Attach the greenery to your squares.
Cut down the greenery into smaller pieces, and hot glue it around the square with the ends sticking out.
Step five: Hang it with a pretty ribbon.
A wreath hanger will also suffice.
You have just made your own beautiful evergreen wreath for next to nothing.
I made mine right around this time last year, and they lasted through Christmas.
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