We still haven't painted our front door, and since our white feather wreath tends to blend in with the door, I made a more colorful tinsel wreath to use this year. I started looking for tinsel a few years ago (because I kind of miss it) but haven't had any luck until this year. I spotted a bunch of different kinds of tinsel at Target and considered a few classier, more neutral options...then I asked Abe which one I should get. Of course he liked the most colorful one of the bunch (I secretly did too), so that's what we went with.
I basically made it the same way as my DIY Feather Wreath, except I started by cutting a circle from double-walled cardboard instead of gluing two pieces of the regular stuff together, and instead of gluing the ends to the cardboard, I just cut a small slit at the edge and slid the tinsel wire through that to hold it in place. Also, the wreath is 14 inches across and the cardboard ring is 2 inches wide, so the finished wreath is a lot smaller than my feather wreath. Oh, and I managed to cover the entire wreath with just one $6 garland of tinsel! (It was 12 feet long in case you're wondering.)
I'll probably add a couple glass bulbs once I get those unpacked and maybe a string of lights... There aren't enough hours of daylight in Minnesota this time of year so twinkly lights are a necessity.
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