December—that blissful time of year that is so full of happy memories and family traditions. There’s no other time of year quite like it. Now that everyone’s gotten their fill of pumpkin pie and falling leaves, it’s time to pull out the garland and mistletoe! As you deck your halls this year, how about you try making your own Christmas wreath for the front door? With so much money being spent on presents, food, and travel, why not save a little where you can? It cost me just over $10 to make mine. Here’s how I did it…
What You Need:
- (1) 22 in. garland wreath
- Assorted ornaments in different sizes, colors, and styles
- Various decorations such as pine cones, poinsettias, and holly berries
Determine how you would like your wreath to look. I decided to use mostly silver and gold balls with touches of red. I found some really great pieces at Dollar Tree. Love the old-fashioned look! You will notice that I ended up not using the pine cones. I did not feel that they were a good fit for the finished wreath. However, I will find a use for them somewhere else around the house 🙂 The wreath was from Target and it was actually on sale!
Now that you have your supplies, lightly fluff out the wreath if necessary. Next, you will want to take your ornaments and begin placing them around the wreath, adjusting and rearranging where needed. I tried to disperse the different colors and styles around the wreath to give a good variety. You will also want to determine where you want any of your other decorations to be placed. I decided to use some fake poinsettias on my wreath for a little extra glamour. The nice thing about this being a garland wreath is that the ornaments will actually stay in place while you figure out your placement.
Once you have gotten everything in place, start gluing all the ornaments to the wreath. Simply put glue on the top of the ornament on the little cap and nestle it in the chosen spot. The glue will quickly dry, attaching the ornament to the wreath. Continue doing this until you have secured all the ornaments.
Next, apply any other decorations you want. For my poinsettias, I cut two sections off of one bunch, leaving a 3-4 in. stem on each one. Because I left some length on the stems, all I had to do was stick the poinsettias into the wreath without gluing them in.
You should now have a dazzling Christmas wreath for your front door, over your mantel, or anywhere you like! Share your Christmas wreaths. I would love to see what you come up with 🙂