Over the past few months, I’ve been sharing seasonal crafts inspired by the QVC show You’re Home with Jill, hosted by Jill Bauer. If you need a little refresher on the show, here’s some quick info:
QVC’s Jill Bauer hosts the network’s popular show, You’re Home with Jill® and provides fans with simple solutions for their busy lives through innovative products, a library of stress-free DIY projects, and crowd-pleasing recipes. Fans can connect with Jill on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram @jillbauerqvc.
This month, I’m taking on a wreath craft using this 24″ Prelit Wreath by Ellen DeGeneres. This wreath has battery-powered lights that continuously change color, and comes ready-made as the perfect canvas to decorate.
For my craft, I decided to use vintage ornaments to decorate this wreath and create a warm, retro decoration. I had a box of old ornaments in my attic already, since my parents used to collect them; but if you don’t already have some, thrift stores, garage sales, and eBay are all great places to locate decorations from the 1950s and 1960s.
I started off by wrapping two pieces of ribbon around the wreath. The wiring base in the middle of the wreath is a great place to slip the ribbon through to hold it in place.
Once your ribbon is in place, start tucking your vintage ornaments on the wreath wherever you think they look best. You can hold them in place by tucking underneath the ribbon, hanging off the artificial branches, or by nestling within the branches to hold in place. This wreath is nice and heavy, with the same type of feeling as real tree branches, so it makes it easy to keep the ornaments where you want them.
The wreath has a large battery pack & light switch, so I wrapped pipe cleaner angels around it to cover it in a pretty way.
And ta-dah! Here is the finished wreath!
I decided to hang it on the wall over my Christmas tree, and it looks great! I love how the lights cycle through different colors – it’s very pretty.
Are you doing any Christmas crafts this weekend?