Beautiful DIY Christmas Wreath on a Budget
I’ve told you before, but we are a debt-free family, which means the budget lets us know what we can and cannot buy. This is why we often decide to exert a little extra time and energy and do projects ourselves. This is exactly what happened when I decided to DIY a Christmas wreath for over the piano.
This wreath was put together and hung up on the wall in 30 minutes! That means you can finish it before your favorite Christmas movie is over. And while mine didn’t turn out the way my inspiration photo looked, it certainly didn’t turn out hideous! Maybe next year my wreath will be better? Maybe it’s more important to see growth than it is to see perfection?
Christmas Wreath: SuppliesGrapevine wreathEvergreen clippings (real & faux)Floral WireWire cuttersRed & white berriesPinecones
I have had this grapevine wreath sitting in the back storage room for quite some time. I decided it would be a great way to add cozy to this wreath, versus my Fall wreath where I used a thin and simple embroidery hoop.
To start I created a foundation of boxwood bush clippings. By doing this I cut down on the pine needle mess that I was going to clean up after the holiday season was over, & I gave this wreath a bit of fullness. Using clippings from our garden I saved money and I checked something off the “Home Maintenance To-Do List”.
To attach the clippings I simply stuck them in-between the grapevines but when they wouldn’t stay the way I wanted I wrapped some wire around the stem and slid it where I wanted it.
Next, using the same method for attachment, I started mixing in my real spruce and fir clippings, and a few of my faux stems on top of the boxwood clippings. By adding these traditional Christmas pines on top of the boxwood I gave this wreath a pretty traditional look without using only clippings that create a pine mess. Also, here I go again, saving money! I literally didn’t buy anything yet!! (The real spruce and fir clippings my husband helped me get at his parent’s house.)
You guys it couldn’t be more simple than that! I forged for all the things I could outside and I only purchased 1 stem of berries! Talk about success!
I hope that this has inspired you to create a beautiful Christmas wreath within your budget. But more than that I hope that this has inspired you to dig down deep inside of you and do the things that your fears are telling you not to try. On the other side, you might find a beautiful wreath or better yet, a beautiful memory.
If you're interested in tips and tricks for caring for your wreath with real evergreen clippings, visit Open Doors Open Hearts. I've shared a few tricks I've learned when it comes to caring for them.
Open Your Doors,Aliya
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Peggy on Nov 01, 2021
Hi,I am a retired florist so I have been making my own wreaths literally most of my life.It is kool to see what I can make just using things on hand .Dollar tree is my go to store.I enjoy your posts very much.Thrift stores are awesome to find inspiration also..Keep the ideas comingI made a wreath one year for my living room door by weaving the little battery powered lights all around the wreath in the greenery,it was stunning,no cords as they have a small battery pack with them .Give this a try it’s beautiful
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