To make it, I bought a cheap straw wreath from Michael's or Hobby Lobby (make sure you print off the 40% off coupon they always have online) and some neutral-colored yarn. The thicker the better because it will cover up the straw well and take less time to wrap. I taped the yarn down and starting spinning it around, while watching some sort of reality television show, of course.
And then I did the same thing to finish it off. I wrapped it up, pushed back the yarn to tape down the end and then pushed the yarn back up over the part I taped to cover everything...
... to end up with this:
I was going for simple and somewhat modern, and as I mentioned above, I originally started out with the plan of this becoming a fall wreath. I had spray-painted a bunch of little pumpkins and gourds gold and was planning on gluing them on somehow in a little bunch.
But... time got away from me and the next time I went to work on it, Christmas music was playing and Thanksgiving leftovers had been eaten. So I just found some gold berries and a leaf sprig and tucked them right into the yarn for this finished product. I didn't sew or glue anything down so that it the berries can be easily switched out for something else.
To hang it, I just slipped some twine through the yarn and tied it in a little bow. Super simple, everyone, super simple.
A simple, fun holiday project that only took about an hour of time, even though it spanned a couple of weeks, and only cost about $10. There's some gorgeous holiday wreaths out there, but they're kind of expensive for what you get so this was a fun alternative. I also love the simplicity of this one, with a touch of holiday sparkle!