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Easy DIY Christmas Wreath

DIY Christmas Wreath

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year (well, almost)

Sorry I’m a sucker for early Christmas decor, but moving into our new house and finally having a mantle to decorate has sent me into Christmas overdrive. Thanks to a great sale at Michael’s I was able to snag florals for 70% off, making this wreath not only EASY but also very affordable. 

Materials

I started with a grapevine wreath in “frosted natural” which has a bit of a glittery finish. This one retails for $19.99, but was 50% off and then an additional 25% off of that – so it came down to $7.50. There’s also standard grapevine wreaths that are a little cheaper but I liked the whitewashed look of this one. And of course, there’s always embroidery hoops that are super cheap and really hot this season!

DIY Christmas Wreath

I picked up two bundles of mixed greens and two hydrangea in a dark cranberry color from the floral section. Holiday greens were 70% off, but these cranberry hydrangea were not considered “holiday” so I payed a little more for them. Otherwise, the stems were a great deal too (I think I paid under $15 for everything)!

The last piece was a roll of burlap ribbon I found in the holiday section. Gold would look really pretty too. 

Assembly

DIY Christmas Wreath

Step one: Greens | Step two: Hydrangea | Step three: Bow

To assemble, I first measured the length of the stems versus the wreath and cut off the excess. You’ll want to bend the stem so that it has some curve and matches the shape of the wreath form. To attach to the wreath, slip the end of the stem under a section of the wreath and secure with hot glue. To secure the top, I used a piece of twine and tied one of the inner branches to the wreath. This helps everything stay in place when hung vertically. 

After attaching both greens, I added the hydrangea. Trim pretty close to the buds to remove the excess stem. I pushed them into the wreath and secured with hot glue, leaving a two inch gap between for a the bow. 

For the bow – I tried the two ways using tutorials here and here and ended up opting for a simple double layer bow and attached it with hot glue. 

After everything is in place, fluff out the greens and you’re all set to hang! 

Ready to go!

DIY Christmas Wreath

I love the look of this wreath, especially now that my mantle greenery is also in place. For the mantle, I found some old brass candlesticks at Goodwill and wove a piece of garland between them. I tried tapered candles, but didn’t really love the look. So, I went with some flameless tealights with remote control (12 for $14, here!), which actually makes it easy to light these at night for an extra special glow. 

DIY Christmas Wreath

Anyone else kicking off the holiday season early? 

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7 Comments

  • Reply Elizabeth O November 21, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    I love Christmas wreaths and always make. sure I have one for my front door every year. Sadly, my DIY skills are questionable. I admire folks like you who can make such beautiful wreaths and things from scratch.

  • Reply Jenn November 21, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    What a beautiful wreath! I would love to make this for my front door!

  • Reply Karen November 21, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    This wreath is so beautiful and easy to make! thank you

  • Reply Lyndsey November 21, 2017 at 5:39 am

    I love this wreath! such perfect Christmas decor!

  • Reply Shannon November 20, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    Gasp! This is so pretty! And it looks so easy! I’m totally going to try this!

  • Reply Tonya Michelle November 20, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    This is the perfect DIY for the holidays. I need to do more of these. I just did my first for Halloween and it was such a fun activity! Yours came out stunning.

  • Reply livewellplaytogether November 20, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    So pretty! This turned out perfectly!

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