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Pet-Inspired DIY Holiday Wreaths

DIY Holiday Wreaths How-To

Celebrating the holidays with pets is a great way to spread the joy of the season. Whether you spend the holidays cuddled up by the fireplace or cooking in the kitchen, being with your pets allows you to strengthen the special bond you share with your four-legged friend.

If you want to show some extra pet love this holiday season, try your hand at creating this simple Christmas wreath with a pet theme. Just follow these 12 simple steps for DIY holiday wreaths to amp up your seasonal celebrations.

DIY Holiday Wreath Materials

  • Styrofoam wreath
  • Pine rope garland
  • Several stems of wired artificial holiday flowers
  • Metal paperclips
  • Holiday ornaments

Optional Materials

  • Holiday lights
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue sticks

Steps

DIY Pet Wreath

  1. Straighten out the small side of a handful of metal paperclips.
  2. Wrap the larger curled side of one paperclip around one end of the pine rope garland and twist to secure it.
    DIY Pet Wreath
  3. Stick the straight end of the same paperclip wire into the styrofoam wreath.
    DIY Pet Wreath
  4. Wrap the pine rope garland around the styrofoam wreath, securing it with paperclips every few inches.
  5. Straighten out the wired ends of the artificial holiday flowers.
    DIY Pet Wreath
  6. Spread the artificial flowers out around the wreath, and insert each wire straight in, piercing the foam.
  7. On the other side of the ring, bend the wires back towards the styrofoam to secure each in place.
    DIY Pet Wreath
  8. Follow these same steps to add ornaments to the wreath by attaching paperclips through the ornament loops and then sticking the ends into the styrofaom.

Optional Steps

DIY Pet Wreath

  1. Hot glue each of the ornaments and artificial plants in place for extra security.
  2. Wrap holiday lights around the wreath by weaving them around the ring. Secure them with paperclips.

Spending the holidays with pets can be rewarding, but keep in mind that it takes extra careful planning to ensure your pet’s safety. Hang your DIY holiday wreaths high and out of reach of curious pets. By taking the proper precautions, you can help prevent wreath mishaps, Christmas tree disasters or holiday light pet tangles while still decking the halls in your own winter wonderland.

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