Kicking off week two of the twelve ornaments of Christmas series are these homemade wreaths made from lace, pipe cleaners, beads and ribbon. My mom made these when I was a kid. To make your own, alternate threading lace and beads onto a pipe cleaner as shown in the photos below. If you’d like to include a candle design in the middle, leave enough room at the end of your pipe cleaner to accommodate the length needed for the candle.
First Ornament of Christmas (vintage felt ice skater)
Second Ornament of Christmas (easy DIY poinsettia)
Third Ornament of Christmas (scroll-sawed snowflakes)
Fourth Ornament of Christmas (plastic canvas poinsettia & birdie)
Fifth Ornament of Christmas (bedazzled felt boot)
SixthÂ Ornament of Christmas (painted puzzle piece candy cane & snowflake)
Where can i purchase the lace you used for this wreath?
My mom made these when I was a kid, so I’ve never purchased this lace ribbon myself. She likely got it at JoAnn or Michaels. I also found this type of ribbon here: https://ribbons.com/white-lace-ribbon/id=113526
How much lace is needed for each wreath? when making the ornaments
It depends how long your pipe cleaners are and how thick you want the wreath to be. I’d go with another third to half the length of your pipe cleaner, so if you’ve got a 12″ pipe cleaner, the corresponding ribbon would be 16-18″.