DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Faux Berry & Pine Wreath
Create a high-end-looking wreath in 30 minutes and for under $20!
Now that the weather has gotten a bit frosty outside. I thought it might be a good time to get our front porch decorated for the holidays. The first thing I wanted to do was create a wreath for our front door. I wasn't sure what I wanted so I did what I always do and went online to find some inspiration.
Like many times before, I found it at one of my favorite stores. Pottery Barn. This nature-inspired wreath with berries and pine cones was exactly what I was looking for. But the cost was a wee bit out of my budget at $149!! So I decided to try and make one of my own using items I already had on hand.
The first thing I did was repurpose a grapevine wreath that I had in storage. Thankfully, I hadn't glued anything to it so it was pretty easy to tear down and clean up. Next, was some garland I found in my Christmas bins. I bought several of these as fillers last year for under $3 apiece.
To start, I cut the garland into sections (about 10-12") and laid them out on one side of my wreath like the inspiration one. At this point, I wasn't worried about gaps, all I wanted was for the branches to go in the same direction and lay as flat as possible. Then I attached them to the wreath form with floral wire.
I found these berry and pine picks in my Christmas stash from last year too. You can still get them at Target for like $5 each, or Hobby Lobby also has them on sale now too. Just like the garland, I cut the stems down so I had a pile of the pine branches and a pile of the berries to use as fill in.
Both the pine branches and berries had stems so I could easily tuck them into the wreath. I did secure a few that wouldn't stay put with floral wire.
Then I attached some pine cones here and there using my hot glue gun because they didn't have stems. Finally, I grabbed a set of battery-operated lights and strung them throughout the wreath. I attached the box that holds the batteries to the back of the wreath. The greenery hid that eye-sore quite well.
And that was it. In just about 30 minutes I had a full nature-inspired berry & pine wreath to hang on my front door!
Now I know not everyone is going to have the materials to make this on hand, so I did provide some tips over on the blog where you can find all the items and put one of these wreaths together for under $20! Which is a far cry from the $149 for the inspiration wreath.
- Grapevine Wreath
- Faux Pine Garland
- Faux Berry & Pine floral picks
- Pine Cones
- Battery Operated Lights