DIY: Super-Easy $5 Holiday Wreath (from Present Bows)

Have a couple bows left over after the wrapping-extravaganza?  Have a whole bunch ripped off of presents in the aftermath?  Craft a smaller, point-ier wreath as a counterpoint to a larger piece…as your final Christmas handmade project.  I got all my materials at the Dollar Tree, so it only cost me $5 to make – but it’s also a great way to recycle those bows from presents if you don’t want to re-use them next year.  Here’s how:

You Need:

*2 packages of small stick-on pointed bows
*one larger stick-on bow
*1 small wreath base (styrofoam)
*red ribbon

*glue gun & gluesticks


1. Cut a length of ribbon long enough to hang the wreath.  Wrap it around the top of the wreath base and secure with glue.

2. Glue the small present bows onto the base, filling the base up completely and staggering them to cover any gaps.

3. Glue the largest bow top center onto the red ribbon.

4. Tie the ribbon to a wreath-hanger or hook to display.

 DIY Tutorial for my Super-Easy $8 Holiday Wreath (the larger wreath, pictured above) is here.

Happy DIY’ing…and Merry Christmas!  Hope it is wonderful!


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5 Comments on DIY: Super-Easy $5 Holiday Wreath (from Present Bows)

  1. Kathryn
    12.26.2010 at 2:43 am (5 years ago)

    What a cool idea! I am going to put this on my project list for next Christmas.

    Thanks for sharing this with us and hope that you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

  2. Tayler
    12.26.2010 at 8:42 am (5 years ago)

    Hi Carly! I have been following your blog via bloglovin for a while now and for some reason I totally didn't come across the fact that you are here in Portland OR! I am here in Portland Oregon going to OSU and I just thought I'd introduce myself because I love meeting other fashion blogger Oregonians :)
    -Tayler at:

  3. Maegan
    12.27.2010 at 8:11 am (5 years ago)

    omg what an adorable idea! I love that you used the little ones!! too cute. Hope your Christmas was magical!

  4. Steph
    12.27.2010 at 11:24 am (5 years ago)

    I featured you in my 'Favourite Blogs of The Month' post on my blog. I think you're doing a great job with Chic Steals. The DIY's and tutorials are my favourite, mainly because I also love to make clothes myself. Keep up the good work!

    xoxo Stephanie (


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