1. Take the polystyrene wreath and cover with your choice of material. I used a blue velvet and cut tabs all around the outside. Alternatively, you could wrap it with a wide ribbon or even glitter it as a base.
2. If using material, use pins to secure the tabs at the back by pushing through the material into the polystyrene.
3. Choose your coloured pipe cleaners, I like these metallic ones for christmas! You’ll need at least 30 but you can use as many as you like and will depend on your design.
4. Start by attaching about 8 pipe cleaners together into one long length by twisting the ends together. Then bend that length into 1 inch zig zags.
5. Place zigzag length around the outside of the wreath, and secure by wrapping a different coloured pipe clear over the top of the wreath and through the zig zag.
6. Round the back of the wreath, twist the two ends together to secure and trim off ends.
7. Continue until you have got around the whole wreath, you may have to make more zigzag lengths depending on the size of your wreath.
8. Now use a different colour pipe cleaner and make another long length by twisting the ends together again.
9. Bend into a curly design or whatever shape you like.
10. Using small blobs of glue gun, work around the wreath, sticking the curly pipe cleaner length to the already existing pipe cleaners.
11. Continue right around the wreath with the curly lengths
12. Here I’ve added another zig zag, but you can carry on adding different patterns till you feel it’s enough, which in my book is almost never!
13. Now add pom poms to any areas you wish, using the glue gun again.