Oh Christmas wreath, oh Christmas wreath, how functional thy branches!
That’s right folks: a sparkly copper Christmas wreath made with copper scrubbers. Literally, the gift that keeps on giving. You can use the scrubbers long after the season is over. Hang out side, hang it inside, hang it on the garage door. It’s masculine. It’s upcycled. It’s lumberjack chic. And where can you get all the supplies?
None other than everyone’s favorite hardware store…
This idea was prompted by the folks at Gift Card Mall, the company that make the gift cards you see on racks in stores, frequently in the checkout isle. They asked me to put together a DIY inspired by one of their retail partners, Home Depot.
Confession: For someone who spends as much time talking about gift wrap, I don’t actually have to wrap that many gifts. Why? I give a lot of gift cards. I mean, a lot. They say it’s the thought that counts, and that’s wonderful, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with letting the recipient think about their own gift and get something they really want. It’s even better if I can pair the card with a little something homemade, or a card suggesting the money be earmarked for something special. Gift cards allow people to be a little more indulgent than usual. Normally when I go to home depot I’m looking for something totally practical…this time, I used my card and I wandered the aisles waiting for inspiration to hit, and it was SO FUN! Let me show you what I found.
Warning: this could not be easier to make…
One basic faux Christmas wreath
Copper scrubbers (found in the cleaning supply section)
Small twinkle lights
The scrubbers are just simple doughnut rolls of wire mesh. Use your thumb and forefinger to make a hole in the middle.
Now insert one of the wreath beaches through the whole and curl it down to secure. No knots are needed – it’ll stay on there very easily.
For fun, unroll a few of the scrubbers and tuck them in the wreath for a delicate touch.
I decided to vary the size of the scrubbers a bit by partially unrolling some of them just slightly. This isn’t necessary, it just lends some variation to the visuals.
And that is it! It’s all-weather, easy-care, leave-it-up-through-Valentines kind of wreath. You can’t see it here, but the lights shine off the copper at night and the whole thing sort of glows. It’s fantastic. And nobody else in the neighborhood will have one. Merry Christmas!!
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