Deer Camp Decor

It’s the day after Thanksgiving and I decided to make it a craft Friday instead of Black Friday.  I started on some of my hand made holiday gifts I have planned.

I made this wreath for an avid hunter I know who spends as much of his hunting season as possible living in a tree house! Yes, he has a deer camp in a tree complete with wood stove, bed, and recliner.  I decided he needed some appropriate and manly decor to dress the place up a bit. It’s not pretty, but it’s really not supposed to be.  After all, it will be hanging in a hunting camp!
Materials Needed:

  • 14″ Foam Floral Wreath
  • 2-4 bandanas
  • Pinking Shears (or Rotary Cutter)
  • Floral wire
  • Wire Cutters

I purchased a foam floral wreath and 2 bandanas in camo print.  I cut the bandanas into strips using my pinking shears (For quicker cutting, fold the bandana lengthwise several times so you can cut a strip with just one snip). A rotary cutter would also make a fast job of cutting. One at a time, I wrapped the bandana strips around the foam wreath and tied it so the knots were along the outside edge.  I was actually able to wrap the strips one and a half times around the wreath, getting a bit more coverage of the wreath with a single strip that way.  The wreath would need at least 3 bandanas to complete otherwise. For a fuller wreath, more would also be needed.  For the hanger, I just attached a piece of floral wire.  I was able to make this in about a hour.

I have some more wreath ideas, so hopefully I find the time to work on those and share them at some point.  Stay tuned!

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