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A Year of DIY Wreaths

The crafting experts at HGTV Magazine show you how to dress your door with a different easy-to-make wreath every month.

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Tackle a project every month, and enjoy a new DIY design throughout the year. Once completed you should hang your wreath in one of three ways. A metal wreath hanger: This dollar store find looks like a squared-off S and hooks over the top of a door. A ribbon tie: Use hot glue and straight pins to attach two pieces of ribbon to the back of the wreath—or loop one long ribbon through the wreath at the top—then tie the ends into a bow, and hang it from a nail or hook. An adhesive hook: Try a removable hook made for the outdoors, such as the Forever Classic metal hook ($15, command.com for stores).

January: Wintry Pom-Poms

Cut an old white cable-knit sweater—you can find them at thrift stores—into squares large enough to wrap around eight 1 1/2-inch- and 2 1/2-inch foam balls. Hot-glue the fabric to the balls. Hot-glue the balls around a 16-inch foam wreath, spacing them a few inches apart. To fill in the rest of the wreath, hot-glue wool felt balls—you’ll need about 10 dozen—onto it.

Materials: Foam balls: 1 1/2" foam balls, $4 for a set of 6, and 2 1/2" foam balls, $5 for a set of 6, both Michaels stores; Wreath: 16" extruded foam wreath, $8, Michaels stores; Wool felt balls: Wool felt balls, from 35 cents each, tadaastudio.com

February: Valentine’s Heart

Wrap thick yarn around a heart-shape foam wreath, hot-gluing the yarn ends to the back of the wreath. Trim a 1/4-inch dowel to 25 inches long. Push it through the wreath at an angle. Cut a heart out of red felt, and glue it to the top of the dowel. Cut a piece of pink felt into the shape of an arrow’s end. Snip small slits along the side edges for fringe. Cut thinner, similar shapes out of lavender, light blue, and red felt, and fringe the edges. Hot-glue them on top of the light pink felt, then glue the whole arrow's end to the bottom of the dowel.

Materials: Yarn: Cascade Yarns Magnum yarn in magenta, $23 for 123 yards, purlsoho.com; Wreath: 15" heart foam wreath, $10, thecraftplace.com; Felt squares: 6" wool felt squares, 50 cents each, tadaastudio.com

March: Blooming Flowers

Wrap 1 1/2-inch green-and-white polka dot ribbon around a 12-inch foam wreath. Pin the ribbon ends to the back of the wreath with straight pins. Go to hgtv.com/diy-wreaths to learn how to make your own felt flowers, or buy premade flowers at crafts stores. Pin the flowers to the wreath using straight pins with colorful heads.

Materials: Ribbon: Offray polka dot ribbon in apple green, $4 for 9 feet, joann.com; Wreath: 12" extruded foam wreath, $4.50, hobbylobby.com; Premade flowers: Die-cut flowers, from $1 for a set of 3, tadaastudio.com; roses: For similar styles, try etsy.com/shop/theparisianprincess.

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