We finally got around to decorating our house for the holidays this weekend – hooray! Is there anything more fun than hauling out ornaments, garlands, and endless strings of lights until it looks like Christmas exploded all over your living room? Love it. The one thing I didn’t love was this old wreath that I made 3 years ago. It was giving me a serious case of the blahs, so I decided to treat our door to a new wreath this year using tinsel and a bit of…pasta?!
- Start with a flat wooden wreath form, like this one
- Wrap tinsel around the entire circumference of the form, making sure there are no gaps, and trim if necessary. Tuck the ends in to secure – no glue needed!
- Make some cute mini bows by painting farfalle pasta! I didn’t have spray paint in the colors I wanted to use, so I broke out some red and mint green nail polish to get the job done and it worked out wonderfully.
- When the bows are dry, attach them to the wreath with a bit of hot glue. Or if you’d like to be able to deconstruct the whole shebang when you grow tired of it, thread a snippet of fishing wire through the “pinched” side of the bow to tie each bow on like I did.
- Hang the wreath up on your door, and go pour yourself some egg nog!