Let me show you how to make the easiest wreath ever! This DIY requires no skill and little time. Let’s make your front door shine!
Why are wreaths so expensive? Holy Moly! I don’t know about you, but my front door is exposed to all weather and critters, so my wreaths don’t always make it to a second season! I have a real problem purchasing an expensive wreath from the store for it to only last a short time, especially when I can make one for much cheaper. Let me show you how to create this beautiful and luscious greenery wreath for a fraction of the price. Don’t worry, this is the easiest wreath tutorial ever! In this tutorial, I stick to greenery but feel free to make it your own by adding floral stems or using garland with stems attached. The possibilities are endless!
This all greenery look will warm up your front door any time of the year! Unless there’s a holiday, this is the wreath I use to decorate our front door. It works in any season which I what I love most about it. It’s the perfect finishing touch to our sweet little front porch. It not only helps guests feel welcome when they enter our home, but it also helps mask our ugly brown door (stay tuned for the DIY 😉 ).
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Materials for the Easiest Wreath
**For your convenience, I have all materials linked to Amazon below, but you can also find them at your favorite craft store.
Instructions for the Easiest Wreath Ever!
Twist the 2 Strands of Greenery Together
Using garlands can you give you lots of coverage which makes them great “fluffers” for wreaths (check out my wreath making 101 post here), but they can be pricey if you don’t catch them on sale.
Lay your two garlands of greenery next to each other and grab both of them from the same end. Twist your two garlands of greenery together to create one garland. This step helps blend the textures of the two different pieces of garland together. I would recommend doing this step even if you are using two of the same types of greenery to avoid stacking them. This will make your wreath look too tall and miss-shaped.
About the Grapevine Wreath Form
Grapevines are one of my favorite forms bc they don’t require as much fluff (a.k.a florals and greenery) even though I covered the entire form with this wreath, but they can be a bit messy to work with. Since the grapevine wreath form is made of actual branches, I like to carefully brush through each section with my fingers and remove any lose leaves or twigs. Once you like the way it looks, it’s time to plan out the rest of your wreath.
Visualize your Wreath First
Before I begin attaching floral pieces to the form for good, I lay the pieces on top of the form first. I like to play with the final look before making it a permanent arrangement. This way, I can rearrange the greenery to cover any major blemishes or gaps. Once I like the way it looks, I sometimes snap a photo to help me remember placement. Since the wreath will need to lay flat for this step, placing it together on the floor and standing up to look, may give you a better view than a table. Lay the twisted strands of garland on top of the wreath. To avoid holes or empty spots, be sure to overlap the ends of the garland.
Attach the Garland to the Form
Once you like the way it looks, tie down the wreath in 8 to 10 spots equally spaced apart. Be sure to triple knot the ties or twist your wire several times. I like using twine or string to fasten my greenery because it’s quick, easy and I always have it on hand. The twine stays well camouflaged since I used a grapevine form, but it may not with other styles.
Do a Shake Test
Once you have tied the greenery to the wreath in 8 to 10 different spots, 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 wiggling away or sagging, adjust as necessary by fastening the loose spots.
Trim your Wreath – Give it a haircut
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.
Want more Wreath Making Tips and Inspo?
- Check out my Wreath Making 101 blog post here!
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- Hoop: Christmas and Fall – I made these for the holidays but with a few adjustments they can used any time
- Wheat Wreath – Wear gloves for this one!
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