WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
-a styrofoam or straw wreath from the craft store
-wide fabric ribbon (the busier the better! I found mine at the thrift store)
-a stapler, scissors, hot glue gun
-pipe cleaners (or pipe-cleaner-esque ribbon! which is what I used)
-watercolor (or whatever paint you wanna use)
-a focal piece (you can use an old ornament!)
This isn't really much of a tutorial. Just a little peek at some of the steps. You'll wanna wrap the wide fabric ribbon around the styrofoam wreath, so it's completely covered. (I secured it with a couple of staples in the back!) Then, make a scalloped edge using pipe cleaners, bending and stapling every couple of inches. I made a little watercolor banner out of cardstock that I attached with hot glue. The part that really pushes it over the edge with kitsch is that slightly disturbing santa figurine that I scored at a local antique shop (also attached with hot glue). Whenever I go into antique shops this time of year, they're BURSTING with horrifyingly kitschy christmas figurines. So, if you wanna find a good focal piece for your wreath, this is the best time to find something!
Happy kitschy crafting!
PS: Use coupon code SBS2012 to get 20% off your purchase in the shop, for small business saturday!