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:
- hot glue gun/hot glue
- foam floral wreath (whatever size you prefer)
- burlap ribbon
- some form of greenery
- accent flower
- pretty ribbon for hanging
First, hot glue the end of the burlap ribbon to the foam 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.
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.
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.
When all of the branches were secured to the wreath, I simply glued my accent flower right in the middle.
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.
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!)