Creative Projects for the Season

WreathSeasonal Shimmers Wreath

Created by KariAnne Wood |

This festive wreath can be created in minutes and will add holiday cheer to your front door without the added stress of expensive tools and glue gun burns.



  1. Divide the clothespins into two sections and spray-paint one section gold and one section silver. Let dry.
  2. Turn clothespins over and spray-paint the other sides. Spray-paint wood-wreath form silver. Let dry.
  3. Begin in the center of the wreath form. Using Krazy Glue, glue a circle of gold clothespins to the wood wreath form. Let glue dry.
  4. Add layer of silver clothespins to the inside of the wreath. Attach pins by clipping them onto the first row of gold clothespins. Glue in place. Let glue dry.
  5. Add another layer of silver clothes pins to the inside of the wreath. Attach pins by clipping them onto the first row of silver clothespins. Glue in place. Let glue dry.

WreathPompom Fur Wreath

Source: Family Features

A holiday-ready home is filled with small touches that celebrate the season. Extend a warm greeting to your guests with a faux fur wreath that dresses up the front door, such as this design from the crafting experts at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.

Crafting time: Weekend project

Skill level: Some experience necessary

Supplies and Tools:

  • Pompom makers: 2 1/2-inch, 3 3/8-inch, 4 1/2-inch
  • Bernat Softee Chunky Yarn: Grey Heather, Taupe Grey, Natural (2 skeins each)
  • Scissors
  • Hard foam tubular 12-inch wreath
  • Bernat Faux Fur Pompoms: Grey Lynx, White Rabbit (2 each)
  • Hot gun and glue sticks
  • T-pins or 2-inch pins with pearl heads
  • Decorative ribbon: 2 1/2-inch-by-12-foot, blue-grey


  1. Follow directions on pompom maker packages to create three different sizes of poms of various colors using chunky yarn. If desired, mix yarn to give some pompoms a speckled look. Make about 50-60, depending on the fullness of the desired look.
  2. After making pompoms, place them around wreath, varying sizes and incorporating fur pompoms as well. The overall look should be a kind of hilly terrain look to give it depth.
  3. Once desired placement has been achieved, glue them in place with hot glue. If needed, secure poms with T-pins or pearlhead pins.
  4. Using blue/grey decorative ribbon, create a bow with trailing ends and glue in place with hot glue.

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