There are a million ways to make your own wreath, and, most tutorials are WAY more complex than my approach (mapped out below) by the way! But if you are strapped for time then this is the fastest way to get it done while still being able to (kind of) call it DIY!
*Eager for more DIY? Check out this article on everything DIY for the holidays from GG!
I took a fabulous wreath making class the other night and was amazed at how easy and fun making a wreath was!
While it does require patience it also allows for a huge showcasing of creativity! Here is the super easy way I made my ‘not so classic’ wreath – we hope you can use this easy three step process to make your beautiful wreath, easily, too! You can even match your wreath to your Christmas decor color palette of choice each year! (You can see how I channeled my inner rustic chic for this years decor here!)
Don’t be afraid to go out of the box here! Mixing in berries, leaves, twigs, branches and even glittery craft materials can make for a beautiful wreath in the end!
My wreath, completed!
– 1 evergreen wreath in the size of your choice
– A small glue gun and extra glue!
– A variety of decorative accessories such as ribbon for a bow, decorative berries, glitter, etc. depending on the mood of your wreath!
– 20-30 individual sprigs of various greens, which you can pick up at your local florist.
*see chart for suggested greenery!
*You can get a real evergreen wreath at most food stores or Home Depot at a price point of any where between $10-$30 depending on the size, for a little more $$ you can even get a pre-lit wreath!
Working in the same direction as the natural flow of the individual branches of the evergreen wreath, simply insert one sprig at a time into the wreath, varying the type of greenery as you go, and continue doing so as you make your way around the wreath until you end up with a plush and full wreath.
Then, take your glue gun and insert the tip into the wreath where the end of each individual sprig meets the evergreen at the base of the wreath and pull the trigger so that a bit of glue goes inside the wreath – hold each sprig in place for a few seconds to ensure the glue holds its position. Then, continue doing this fully around the wreath.
Lastly, again place your accessories as you see fit around the wreath and then re-visit each accessory point with the glue gun.
Let your wreath dry for an hour before hanging!
Additional Wreath Accessory Ideas!
All can be found on Amazon