Christmas Craft Ideas: Wreath Alternative

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Christmas Craft Ideas: Wreath Alternative

If you’re on the hunt for something fresh to adorn your front door, tackle this simple DIY project! It’s one of our Christmas craft ideas we’re sharing this season. Grab a couple of supplies and lots of fresh greenery (from your Christmas tree or a holly bush outside) and get to work! Here we’ll show you how to create an interesting wreath alternative for your front door.

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Christmas Craft Ideas: Materials Needed for Wreath Alternative Project

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Christmas Craft Ideas: Greenery to Make a Wreath Alternative

Materials you’ll need for this Christmas craft project:

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Christmas Craft Ideas: Cutting Floral Foam for Wreath Alternative Project

Step 1 

Cut a piece of floral foam to the size of the suet basket bird feeder.

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Christmas Craft Ideas: Soaking Floral Foam for Wreath Alternative Project

Step 2

Let the foam soak in the sink for a few hours to soak up plenty of water.

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Christmas Craft Ideas: Floral Foam Inside Suet Basket

Christmas Craft Ideas: Adding Greenery to Floral Foam

Christmas Craft Ideas: Adding Greenery to Floral Foam

Step 3

Place the wet foam into the bird feeder suet basket.

Then, gather your scrap greenery and begin placing it in the foam. Start with big pieces that provide a thick foundation, and then layer on with smaller pieces as you go.

Finish it off with holly berries or acorns!

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Christmas Craft Ideas: Sprigs of Greenery Used in Wreath Alternative

Tip: Pick out greenery that curves and waves the way you’d like your arrangement to curve and wave. Use the natural shape to your benefit!

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Christmas Craft Ideas: Wreath Alternative

 

When you’re done, the entire oasis block will be covered and you’ll have a fresh and unique wreath alternative to hang on your front door – or anywhere in your house!

Christmas Craft Ideas: Wreath Alternative

 

Follow our Holiday Crafts,Ideas and Inspiration board on Pinterest for more Christmas craft ideas. Take a look at more DIY projects here on The Home Depot blog, too. 

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  1. Indra says:

    Oh my, I wish I had seen this sooner! The leaf with the golden trim is gorgeous!

    • Craig Allen says:

      Bookmark it! It will be here, ready for your Christmas 2014 crafting.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      -Craig, from The Home Depot

  2. Mary says:

    What a great idea! I never thought of using a birdfeeder that way.

  3. J. Kohlman says:

    I really like your ideas. They are all festive yet simple and easy for anyone to do inexpensively.

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