My family is very fortunate. It is hard not to take that for granted sometimes, but we try to remember how lucky we are and teach our girls to have giving hearts.
I believe in the magic of Christmas, and while there is need all year round, the idea of spreading a little extra joy at Christmas is special. For the second year in a row, my family will be adopting a family. We are going to go shopping for gifts for the four children and a little something for mom and dad too. The family we are adopting has been through a lot, and we want them to all feel that Christmas magic.
There are many ways to spread Christmas magic and give back, and the B’Gosh Believes theme and encourages people to find their own way to support their community. Our family has chosen to embrace the spirit of B’Gosh believes by sharing our Christmas with another family. And by taking advantage of hot sales, like OshKosh B’Gosh deals on many kids tees, kids denim and must-have accessories for under $10 we can make an even bigger impact for the family we adopt.
Because it just doesn’t feel like Christmas without some festive decorations, as part of the B’Gosh Believes program I decided to make our adopted family a special decoration. Since we are playing Santa, I hope the wreath will be a reminder to mom and dad of a joyous Christmas and will help the whole family believe.
Santa Christmas Wreath
- Red Deco Mesh
- 12 Inch Wreath Frame
- 1.5 Inch Black Satin Ribbon
- Silver Glitter Scrapbook Paper
- Red Sparkly Pipe Cleaners
This is the third deco mesh wreath I have made (including a Pumpkin Wreath), and what I love about deco mesh is that it is so forgiving. It is easy to work with, and if you make a mistake, it is easy to fix.
Assembling the wreath is as easy as gathering a bunch of the mesh and attaching it to the frame with a pipe cleaner.
I cut my full-size pipe cleaners into quarters to attach to the frame. I place five bunches between each section on the frame, attaching them to the middle two rings, alternating.
As you make your way around the frame, fluff. When you are done, you can pinch and pull to perfection.
Once your wreath is assembled, you will need a buckle. Originally I was going to make mine out of cardboard and cover it with glitter, but glitter cardstock paper make it so much easier. I free handed the shape and cut it out with an X-acto blade.
Then I slide the ribbon belt around “Santa’s” waist and secured in the back. (To make sure the belt wouldn’t slip off, I stapled the ribbon ends together.)
Santa turned out so cheery that I might make a couple of more. I hope he brings tidings of good cheer this year and for many years to come for our adopted family.
For another fun (and easy) Christmas craft, check out my DIY Photobooth & Free Christmas Printable Props.
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