Woman creates amazing light-up wreath using only budget products from Poundland
Christmas decorations are often an expensive part of the festive season, but one woman has made her own wreath on a budget using only products from Poundland.
Kaz Howell, 41, from Birmingham, went to find supplies at her local Poundland to create a seriously expensive-looking wreath. She bought 30 and 40mm baubles and some lights and glue sticks too.
Kaz, who works full time for a catering company and has a 19 year old son, wanted to create her own wreath after not finding any she liked in the shops.
Kaz told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk: "I opted to make the wreath because nothing in the shops worked with the colour scheme I have and after hours of searching online I thought 'I’ll make my own’.
"The original idea was based on a pool noodle wreath I saw on Pinterest. I did make one of those, but it was too floppy so I bought a copper wreath ring and tried again.
"Using cardboard boxes from the local shop, I cut them to the size of the ring and hot glued them on to give a base to hold the baubles to.
"I tried loads of sizes of baubles until I found some that were an equally spaced fit around the ring, then I built it up from there.
"The lights were added after a few attempts because they looked like baubles and fitted really easily into the design. The wiring is hidden between the baubles and the battery pack glued to the back of the wreath with some rope to hang it up."
Overall, the wreath cost just £10 and took Kaz two hours to make.
"When it was finished, it wasn’t until the tree and all the decorations had gone up that I saw it properly,” Kaz adds. "I was really pleased with the finished product and how it worked with the rest of the decorations.
"The best advice I have is to have a truckload of glue sticks ready! Also, the spacing needs to be even and the wreath symmetrical.
“Once the spacing is worked out for the best fit, only then should glue be applied. All baubles should be positioned with the hanger end facing down and the hanging attachment removed.
"Most importantly believe in yourself, see what you like and make it happen!”
Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, says: “When it comes to Christmas, between all the presents, food and parties, decorations can seem like an extra expense. Kaz has proved that you don’t need to spend a fortune to have a gorgeous wreath at home. I love the look of this wreath and I really can’t believe it cost just £10 to make - I’m off to Poundland this afternoon to try to recreate the look!"