Embroidery Hoop Saltbox House Wreath Tutorial

There’s no place like home for the holidays! Adorn your front door with this adorable village wreath and complete your shabby chic Christmas decor.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Large embroidery hoop
Evergreen picks
White star picks
Paper mache saltbox house
Red satin ribbon
Spray Glitter
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Wire cutters
White paint
Paint brush
Mod Podge
Diamond Dust

Things to do:
1. Start by painting your house completely white.
2. Apply a thick layer of Mod Podge to the entire house then sprinkle on the glitter for a shimmery effect.
3. Use wire to attach your greenery picks to the bottom of the embroidery hoop.
2. Use hot glue to add your paper mache house. For our wreath, we placed the house in the center.
3. Spray the greenery and decor with glitter.
4. Add a large bow to the top of the embroidery hoop.

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DIY “Joy” Rustic Wood Christmas Ornaments

These ornaments are the perfect handmade addition to a shabby chic Christmas tree. Experiment with different colors of paint to create an ornament that complements your Christmas decor.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Unfinished Wood Ornament Cutout
Miniature Green Sisal Wreath
Miniature Ivory Frosted Wreath
Letter Stickers
Red Acrylic Paint
White Chalk Paint
Paint Brush

Things to do:
1. Stain the ornament and let it dry completely.
2. Place J and Y stickers on the ornament allowing room for the wreath in the center.
3. Paint your ornament, covering the stickers.
4. Gently pull off stickers when paint is completely dry.
5. Sand the edges of the ornament.
6. Spray the ornament with clear coat and let it dry.
7. Glue your miniature wreath in between the J and Y then string a piece of jute through the top hole and knot the ends, creating a loop hanger.

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