Dec. 2, 2014 at 11:04 AM ET
Decorate for the holidays with a festive wreath that you can use year after year. This fringed holiday decoration works well on a front door, resting on a fireplace mantle or displayed on a bookshelf. You can even cut a secret compartment in it, like a piñata, to hide small holiday gifts or candy.
What you'll need:
Start by drawing and cutting out two identical wreath shapes from scrap pieces of cardboard. The wreath shape is simply a larger circle with a smaller circle cut in the center of it, almost resembling a doughnut shape.
Next, cut three inch wide strips of cardboard and attach them to the circles with tape, to create a three dimensional wreath. *This part of the process will go much more quickly if you have a friend to help.
Once the final wreath shape has been created, it is time to add the fringe. Using a pair of fringe scissors, cut strips of tissue or crepe paper and cut fringe about three-quarters of the way up.
Then start attaching the fringe strips to the wreath with a thin bead of glue, at the very top of each strip of fringe. *The sides of this wreath were done first, before adding the longer fringe strips to the front and back.
Once all the strips have been added, add decorative elements like a tissue paper bow or tiny ornaments to finish the wreath.
This post originally appeared on iVillage.