Our geek Christmas season has officially begun! We wanted to celebrate our many nerd fandoms, so started off with this DIY holiday wreath.
This is a simple project that packs a lot of visual punch. All it takes is 2 sheets of foam board (or poster board, if you prefer), cardboard, paint/markers, an X-acto knife, and glue. Total cost came to $4 for us (foam board = $2 each on sale at Michael’s), since we already had paint and glue.
Our geek shapes consist of Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, LEGO, Transformers, lots of videogames – we even included Robocop and Breaking Bad. Just whatever you like.
Start by cutting cardboard into a circle and painting it red (or green?). This came from an old box, and is about 24″ outer diameter.
We chose to free-hand draw our geek shapes, but you could instead print out the images you want and glue them to the foam board. For the 8-bit bow, we first drew it on graph paper then cut that out and traced it onto the foam board.
Carefully cut out the shapes using an X-acto knife. If you’re using poster board, you could use scissors instead.
Color ‘em in! We used a mix of acrylic paint, sharpies, and regular markers. Basically use whatever is on hand.
Figure out your ideal placement for the different shapes.
Now glue everything down. We went with hot glue, but if you have a different strong glue you love, go for it.
DIY geek holiday wreath, done. Now hang it by a nail or Command strips (it’s VERY lightweight).
If you live in a place with snow/elements, this is a strictly indoor wreath unless you weather seal/clear coat it. Here in LA it doesn’t seem to mind being outside for the time being. We’re working on a second one for above our 8-bit fireplace now, since we couldn’t quite fit everything we wanted to onto this one.
Anyone share our fandoms? (we hope so, since you’re reading a nerd decor site!) What would go on your fandom wreath?