A Christmas wreath is one of the most essential holiday decor items (second only to the tree, of course). So, what if you could wow your guests and neighbors with something that’s not just stunning, but has a great story as well? Well, that’s precisely what donning one of these truly fabulous eco-friendly DIY wreaths on your front door would do. Fab Housewives care about the environment. Or if they don’t- they should. I’m just putting that out there. Each of these wreaths are made from recycled or sustainable materials you could find lying around your house, and instead of winding up in a landfill somewhere, your handy work can turn them into something beautiful. Talk about decorating with a purpose! Tres eco-chic!
1) Anne Getty’s Sweater Wreath: I found this amazing idea on EcoStiletto.com. Using old red and green sweaters, you can create the large version, pictured here, or even miniature version to hang on mirrors or to adorn windows. They make great gifts too!
2) Recycled Greeting Card Wreath: How amazing is this! Seriously, unless you are a major pack rat, you probably toss dozens of cards into the trash each year, never to be seen again. And since some particular cards may have sentimental value, what a genius way to preserve their memory for years to come.
3) Wine Cork Wreath: Calling all winos…here’s the craft for you! Make that stash of corks you’ve accumulated useful, by stringing them up with some lovely red jingle bells. Top it with some holly, then toast your job well-done!