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Super Simple DIY Christmas Wreath

A couple of weeks ago, one of my Facebook friends posted a photo of her fireplace and mantle decorated for Christmas.  I absolutely loved the wreath that she had hung above her mantle.  After discovering she had made it herself, I told her that I may steal the idea and create something similar.  She said, “Steal away.”  So, here we are.

Shortly after I saw her photo, I went to Michael’s to round up the needed supplies and got to work.  I’m really thrilled with how this turned out, and it was seriously so easy to make.  

To create your own, you will need:

  1. hot glue gun/hot glue
  2. foam floral wreath (whatever size you prefer)
  3. burlap ribbon
  4. some form of greenery
  5. accent flower
  6. pretty ribbon for hanging

A super simple and lovely DIY Christmas Wreath

A super simple and lovely DIY Christmas wreath

First, hot glue the end of the burlap ribbon to the foam wreath.

Super simple and lovely DIY Christmas wreath

Once the end is secured, start wrapping the ribbon around the wreath.  I purposely chose a ribbon that wasn’t too wide because I wanted the ribbon to lay down flush against the wreath.  Even with a narrower ribbon, I still had a bit of bunching.  I was able to cover quite a bit of this up with the greenery though, so don’t worry if it’s not perfect.  I tried to wrap the ribbon pretty tightly, and to keep the spacing as even as possible throughout.

When the wreath was completely covered with the burlap, I simply glued the other end down.

Super simple and lovely DIY Christmas wreath

Super simple and lovely DIY Christmas Wreath

Then, I took apart the greenery that I had purchased.  I bought a little greenery bush that contained a number of different textures and branches.  After I had the wreath wrapped in burlap, I started clipping individual branches off of the mini-bush.  

A super simple and lovely DIY Christmas wreath

My original intention was to use all of the different branches to create a full wreath with lots of texture.  When I started messing around with the arrangement though, I decided to just use the frost covered branches.  I loved the simplicity (and the sparkle  🙂 ) of this look.

Again, I used my hot glue gun to glue each individual branch onto the wreath.  For this particular wreath, I had two branches running upward, two running downward, and one little one to help fill in the middle section.

A super simple and lovely DIY Christmas wreath

Super simple and lovely DIY Christmas Wreath

When all of the branches were secured to the wreath, I simply glued my accent flower right in the middle.

Super simple and lovely DIY Christmas wreath

At this point, I realized that the plaid ribbon I had purchased to hang it with was too wide and too stiff.  Plus, it just wasn’t the final touch that I was looking for.  So, after finding a more suitable (narrower, thinner) ribbon, I tied it up and hung it on the wall.

A super simple and lovely DIY Christmas wreath

A super simple, and versatile, DIY Christmas wreath

I love how pretty and simple it is.  I know it’s almost Christmas, but it’s never too late to add a lovely wreath to your decor.  (Especially one that can be put together in 30 minutes or less!)

A simple and versatile DIY Christmas Wreath

 

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16 Comments

  1. This wreath is really simple and beautiful. I love that it doesn’t take a ton of supplies. I can’t tell you how many times I have spent more on supplies then it would have cost to buy the item already done. I also think that it can work for other seasons just by changing out the greenery. Great idea.

    1. Thanks so much! I love the simplicity of it myself. You could definitely change out the greenery for different seasons. Thanks for taking a look. 🙂

    1. It really was pretty easy! Trust me, if I could handle it, I’m sure you can too. 🙂 Thanks for looking!

    1. Thank you! I loved the sparkle of it. I’m pretty sure I got the greenery at Hobby Lobby. 🙂 Thanks for looking!

  2. What a pretty wreath! I love the clean lines and the simplicity of the design. Very understated and very pretty. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

    1. Thank you so much! I loved the simplicity, as well, and it was just as simple to put together. Win-win! Thanks for looking!

  3. Don’t you love when people say “Steal Away”! Its such a fun type of permission! I love the ribbon you used—a touch of natural! Love it!

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