This year has been the year of wreaths for me! I have really enjoyed decorating wreaths for the different seasons and sharing those tutorials with y’all. So when I posted the picture of my Christmas wreath on Instagram, and one of my friends asked if I was going to share the DIY, of course I said “yes”. I know Christmas is just a few days away, but if you’re looking for an easy DIY wreath that will brighten up your door before the holiday guests start arriving, this is the wreath for you! Not only did I complete it in less than an hour, but it was over half the cost of a pre-made one at the store. And, best of all, it’s completely customizable. You can choose the colors, flowers and arrangement that you want… It just doesn’t get much better than that!
I absolutely love how this wreath turned out! It’s different from the other ones I’ve made, because I decided to go with a more pine-y look. I bought all of my flowers and decorations at Hobby Lobby, and you better believe I took full advantage of their 50% off sale on all things Christmas! This entire project only cost me about $15, which is a steal when it comes to wreaths. I went with a gold, red and white theme, and I think I did pretty good if I say so myself. I did grab three flowers from the regular floral section of the store, but they were also on sale. Score!
4-5 bunches of fake flowers (try to get a mixture of small, large and filler flowers/greenery)
18″ pine wreath
Hot glue gun and glue
1. Cut the flowers you want to use off their main stem using the scissors or wire cutter (I recommend a wire cutter because you’ll ruin the scissors). Leave about 3-4 inches of the individual flower’s stem- it makes building the wreath easier.
2. Stick in the wispy, long pieces along the part of the wreath that you want the flowers. Wrap the stems of the pieces around the wire frame of the wreath to secure in place.
3. Place your flowers where you want them. I tried to keep things balanced so it wouldn’t look weird. To place them in the wreath, I just stick the flower’s stem into the wreath as far as I can and bend them around the wire frame to make sure it stays firm and in place.
4. Fill in with smaller flowers and a few other longer, wispier pieces. Attach to the frame like before.
5. Rearrange and add/remove until you get what you like!
6. To ensure the flowers don’t fall out with the wind, get a hot glue gun, and glue the flowers onto the wreath. Try to focus on the base of the flower and the stem.
7. Hang up, step back and enjoy the fruits of your labor!
Now it’s your turn to talk! Answer one of these questions in the comments below:
What is the most money you’ve ever spent on a wreath?
Do you have a favorite DIY you’ve done in the past?