DIYdiy projects

diy project: erica’s holiday wreath

by Grace Bonney

[i was so excited to see erica of p.s. i made this‘ wreath on the cover of readymade magazine and was so excited to hear from her about the project. the full steps weren’t run in the magazine so she was kind enough to share them here today. thanks, erica!]

I love making holiday decor items out of things I have laying around the house, as I’m always trying to reuse and re-purpose items from my kitchen to my craft closet. This Rope Wreath was created for Readymade Magazine‘s Holiday cover and in-book feature that shows my other holiday DIY ideas for Hanukkah and Christmas. Have fun getting ready for the holidays… tiz the season! –Erica

*ReadyMade image by Kathryn Gamble and Rick Lozier

CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump!



Plain wreath- available at a craft or floral store
Rope- A Clothesline works great!
*Sponges- Mix different textures and colors! Brillo, kitchen sponges, etc.
White Matte Spray paint
Glue Gun


Secure rope to the back of wreath with glue, and begin to wrap

Wrap entire wreath with rope, gluing as you go. Dab glue every few inches as you wrap, hold in place till glue has dried.
This only takes a few seconds. Remember to ONLY glue on the back, so you keep nice and clean on the front.


Cut out leaves out of *sponges in varying sizes. Use regular scissor or Pinking sheers for a zig-zag decorative edge.


Cluster and glue *sponge leaves with buttons all over surface of wreath to create holly bunches.

SPRAY AWAY! Use White matte spray (my favorites are Krylon and Montana).

After your wreath is dry, add a festive ribbon to hang on a wall, door, of entry way.

PS- Great creative- make in several different sizes grouping together and experiment with other colors!



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