How To: Create your own Seasonal Door Wreath

DIY wreath2 How To: Create your own Seasonal Door Wreathphotos: Amy for we heart this

We’re thrilled to be introducing yet another fab writer and creative mind to the wht team. We hope you will all welcome Amy of The Nifty Foodie who will be sharing her foodie secrets and crafty projects with our readers every month ~ wht

Since the Holiday Season is officially here, I wanted to share with y’all an easy way to decorate the door without paying an obscene amount of cash! When I went to my local craft stores last year, I was shocked to find that wreaths were $50 and up.

I thought that there had to be an easy, cheaper way to do this, and with a little trial and error, I figured it out. This wreath is simple to make and takes maybe an hour to throw together!

DIY Door Wreath

Visit your local craft store for the following (estimated) low cost Supplies:

hot glue gun and glue sticks ($5)
2 bunches of faux flowers and 2 bunches of faux leaves (bunches are usually on sale for about $1-$2 each)
1.5 inch ribbon, about 2 yards (Hint:seasonal ribbon is usually on mega sale at most craft stores.)
vine wreath ($4)
scissors

Tip: To save even more money, most craft stores have 40%-50% off one item coupons on a weekly basis. It’s not as much for such low cost items, but every bit helps!

1. First cut the flowers and/or leaves from the stem. However, you want to leave a little bit of stem left on, so it’s easy to glue the pieces together. Scissors work fine for this. It takes a bit of elbow grease, but they can do the work, especially on cheaper bunches (usually thinner stems).

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2. Next just start placing leaves and flowers on the wreath until you find a pattern that you like. The great thing about vine wreaths is they have little openings for the stems to fit in perfectly, making arranging super easy. No need to glue yet, because you are just arranging right now. Take your time…

3. When done arranging, just glue on the stems with a fairly good sized dot of hot glue. Hold each stem in place until the glue sets (about 10 seconds). Work your way all the way around the wreath, leaving a small opening on the place on the wreath you would like for a bow to be placed.

4. Now, take your ribbon and make a bow for your wreath. Once it’s finished, hot glue it in the gap. Need some bow guidance? Here’s a simple tutorial on YouTube from decorator Meghan Carter on making bows.

5. Once your done, give the wreath a little shake, just to ensure that everything is secure. After that, place the wreath on your door with pride, and watch the neighbors get green with envy of your mad wreath-making skills!

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I hope this tutorial inspires some of y’all to make this wreath. It’s really not that hard to make, and you will be surprised at how cute they turn out! Happy Holidays!

Amy is a foodie and a craft-a-holic from Louisiana. She is the writer of The Nifty Foodie and The Nifty Foodie’s Life which are her food and life/craft blogs.

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12 Comments

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    Shaya C.

    This looks like so much fun! Your wreath is absolutely beautiful. I’ve got some really good fall silk flowers laying around, and I’ve been trying to think of a project for them. I’ve made a couple of Christmas wreaths before but they’re looking pretty beat up. I really want to make one of these for my house now, maybe I can give it to my mother as a house warming gift for her new home! Thanks for this great how-to.

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    Tyna Werner

    Another big welcome Amy aka @niftyfoodie to wht!

    I admit, I’ve never been a huge holiday wreath fan (and living in the city doesn’t allow for a lot of outdoor decor that isn;t nailed down) but I really love this one – especially the orange – one of my fave colors!

    But what I really like is that it’s more seasonal than holiday specific – which besides giving the wreath a longer life, (you could use this one for 3 to 6 months of the year as opposed to a month max for a holiday themed wreath) makes it seem that much more elegant.
    Tyna Werner recently posted..Hollywood’s best kept secret – Swift Vintage Shoppe

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    sherrishera

    I love diy holiday projects! I’ve had a few hits and some big misses. I usually go for the evergreen, trying to wrap it pretty with wire and ribbons, bows and baubles. It dies quickly, wilting and browning in the CA warmth. THIS, however, seems to be the way to go! Start with a nice vine wreath and go from there. I feel the need for a trip to the craft store…

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