I’m alllllll about a good bargain. Being one who loves quality and value I’m constantly searching for ways to bring elegance into my lifestyle without breaking the bank. One of my favorite ways to accomplish this is through crafting my own interior projects and decor. Since I live in an apartment I do not have the luxury of decorating a front porch so my doorstep is the only option when welcoming guests. What’s a better decorating than a holiday wreath? I can’t think of much! Today I’ll show you how to make a wreath for about $20 that can carry you into the Winter months and used for years to come.
You will need:
Wreath form (I prefer Grapevine forms)
Wire Cutters and Scissors (you may not need the wire cutters)
I begin usually by selecting a color scheme or theme. Since soft metallic hues and pastels are used in my home, I thought picking up a few sprigs of gold and rose gold would be perfect for the occasion. I bought everything at Michael’s which is one of my favorite places to go craft supply hunting. The key to keeping this project under $20 is to find sales or items that are $3 or less. I used a grapevine wreath (originally $5 but I bought it with Michael’s weekly 40% off one item coupon) because I like the natural look of the form and it’s an easy material to work with. I also prefer wire ribbon. I like to purchase it from Hobby Lobby in jumbo rolls of 100ft for $5 (on sale for 50% during the Christmas season). Wire ribbon is so much easier to shape than satin or grosgrain ribbon. I use the ribbon on my tree, presents and other decor around the house!
Once you’ve gathered your materials you will want to begin with placement. I bought a few filler sprigs and then focal point sprigs to mix and match. I place the focal point sprigs strategically in a cluster to give the eye a place to focus on. Then, I filled in with the more basic filler sprigs to create a cohesive look. Play around with a few styles to see what you like best.
Begin with your focal item and weave it into the wreath tucking in the ends to the back side of the wreath.
Then add the filler sprigs alternating colors to fill in. I used gold and rose gold. You can also cut the sprigs into smaller pieces if working with a smaller form. I used a 16” wreath so I didn’t need to trim anything.
Once your sprigs are in place cut a piece of ribbon about four feet long. You’ll want to tie a simple knot at the top of the wreath for stability.
Then, tie a bow at desired height. I really love using the “Martha Bow" for a clean symmetrical appearance. Finally, you can trim the ends and hang!