Every year I look for quality Hanukkah decorations in stores and I can’t find anything good. So this year I decided to craft my dream Hanukkah decorations and to do it on a shoestring budget since I’m currently a stay at home mom. One item I’ve long dreamed about is a beautiful wreath for my front door. Online-I think because they’re so rare-they can be quite pricey. Here are 3 DIY wreaths and each cost less than $15 to make.
For this easy wreath I purchased the straw wreath base at Savers, the ribbon at Dollar Tree, the chalkboard paint and wooden rounds came from Michaels. This time of year there are lots of sales at the craft stores-so it’s definitely good to do a lot of craft shopping now. To start with I used my hot glue gun to hold the white and burlap ribbons down as I wrapped them around the base. Then I painted chalkboard paint on the wooden rounds, once dry I wrote Happy Hanukkah with chalk marker. I got glued them on and added a twine loop to hang. Easy and cheap! Took me less than an hour to make!
I found the base for my second wreath at Savers as well. This is an upcycling project. It was a plain burlap wreath on a wire base. First thing I did was spray paint it with 4 coats of silver spray paint.
I took white and silver tulle I picked up at the Dollar Tree and knotted 4″ pieces every 3″ apart on the wire base. I also found blue wire edged ribbon at the Dollar Tree that I cut into 4″ pieces and I knotted them every 3″ apart around the wire base.
My friend Anat brought a Hanukkah garland with blue and silver foil Hanukkah decorations held together by silver jump rings. We took it apart and I glued some of the dreidels onto the tulle and I added six silver ornaments that were purchased at the Dollar Store as well.
She used a wire base and she attached tulle and ribbon to it using pipe cleaners to secure every 4″. Lastly, she used a happy Hanukkah signed she found it $.99 store last year as a focal point at the center of the wreath and added a little silver flower that she also picked up at the Dollar Tree.
The most time consuming wreath was the second one with the burlap because it took several hours to apply the silver spray paint and allow it to dry between coats. All of these wreaths are no sew and were assembled simply with a glue gun.