Let me show you how Christmas decor doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg with this insanely cheap and easy Christmas wreath DIY!
This Christmas DIY was extra special because I was able to do it with some of my coworkers! I got to lead them in this DIY during our Women’s Wine and Wreath Happy Hour day! It was so nice to spend time together in a non-work setting. Everyone’s wreath turned out so cute and unique… besides mine lol. I had to redo mine when I got home. I guess I’m not good at being creative while teaching. So, shout out to my co-workers for helping with blog content this month and our wonderful company for giving us time to do it!
This post is all about how to make an insanely cheap and easy Christmas wreath DIY!
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Materials for my Easy Christmas Wreath DIY
** I purchased all my wreath supplies from Hobby Lobby but included some Amazon links too
- 18inch Grapevine Wreath Form – I buy mine at HL for $6 but can’t seem to find the link. Don’t pay more than that! Amazon’s are WAY overpriced right now!
- Lamb’s Ear Garland: Hobby Lobby Link or Amazon Link
- Shatterproof Ornaments (optional): Hobby Lobby Link or Amazon Link
- Red Berry Stems (optional): Hobby Lobby Link or Amazon Link
- Pinecones (optional): Hobby Lobby Link or snag some from your yard 🙂
- Ribbon (optional): Hobby Lobby Link or Amazon Link
Instructions for my Easy Christmas Wreath DIY
Pros and Cons of a Grapevine Wreath Form
Grapevines are one of my favorite wreath forms bc they don’t require as much fluff (aka florals and greenery), but they can be a bit messy to work with.
Clean Up the Wreath
Since the grapevine wreath is made of real branches, I like to carefully brush through each section with my fingers and remove any loose leaves or twigs. Once you like the way it looks, it’s time to plan out the rest of your wreath. If the weather is decent, you may consider making it outdoors to avoid the mess.
To achieve the same fullness as my wreath, you will use most (if not all) of the 6′ garland. Using scissors, cut your garland into 4 equal pieces. Then take 1 of those pieces and cut it in half again. So you will now have 5 pieces total.
Place two of the larger pieces of garland on top of the wreath. The pieces should be laying opposite of one another like the photo above. Attach these pieces by tying them onto the wreath with twine at the top, bottom and middle. Be sure to do a shake test to make sure you don’t have any floppy garland pieces. Then trim the ends of your twine.
Now you will place the two smaller pieces of garland inside the wreath at the top. This will allow for a fuller-looking wreath. See photo above.
Save the extra garland for filler or a future project.
Visualize and Place Garland and Other Decor
If you are satisfied with the fullness of your garland, it’s time to start placing the rest of your pieces. At our Happy Hour we had ornaments, berry stems, pinecones and ribbon to choose from. Everyone used their own variety and I loved how they turned out! I have tips on how to attach each piece.
For whatever reason, I opted out of using ornaments for mine. However, you can either attach them by hot glue or string them on by threading twine through the top. I usually (there’s always exceptions) stick with odd numbers with my wreaths, so there’s a center with even amounts on both sides. It’s usually more visually pleasing. I would start with 3 to 5 ornaments and go from there. Tip: be sure to buy the shatter-proof ornaments!
I own several of these stems and love adding them to my Christmas decor! For wreaths and arrangements I break them up as much as I can. A little can go a long way. We just shoved them in our wreaths, but you can add extra reinforcement by adding hot glue to the end of the stem, letting it cool for a few seconds and then attaching it to the wreath.
I didn’t use any pinecones in my wreath, but you can add them just like the berry stems. You can choose to separate them or add them as a cluster.
There are a million ways to make a fun bow for your wreath, but I am going to walk you through how to make the one I used. See photo above.
- Cut 4 12″-20″ pieces of ribbon. Fold them into loops like you see in the photo
- Add a dot of hot glue to the overlapping ends to secure the loops
- Stack the loops on top of one another and tie them in the center
- Fluff one side
- Fluff the other side
- Glue a smaller piece to the center to cover the twine
- Cut 2-3 more pieces for the ends and glue them to the back of the bow
- Glue to wreath
Complete your Wreath
Do a Shake Test
Once you have attached everything you want to your wreath, pick it up and give it a good shake to check for any loose spots. This step helps make sure your wreath won’t fall apart on it’s first windy day hanging from your door. If you notice any greenery or other pieces wiggling away or sagging, adjust as necessary by fastening the loose spots.
Trim Your Wreath
Once you like the look of your wreath and all of your pieces are secure, cut off any extra twine or wire. Be sure not to cut too close to the knot or twist. I like to trim any unnatural-looking pieces of greenery at this point too. Hide your twine by pulling leaves out from under the twine and positioning the garland in front of them. Mine was fairly easy to hide since the twine matches my grapevine form.
Storing your Wreath
When storing your wreath, try hanging it on a hanger and covering it with a trash bag rather than storing it in a tote. I do this with all my wreaths and garlands and it helps them keep their shape. Plus, it’s a lot cheaper than buying wreath storage bags or containers.
Free Wreath Making Guide
Want to make more inexpensive and easy wreaths for your home!? Snag this FREE Wreath Making Guide to help you make any wreath you ever dreamed of… or saw on Pinterest!
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