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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)
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).
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!
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!