Thursday, November 7, 2013

Tutorial~ Simple Green Wreath

I have some skinny windows in my house and I have been wanting to decorate some of them with a simple green wreath. I have been searching for them for a while, and the ones that look full and pretty cost around $80, and I needed two. Hmm... I decided to wait.

I was at Hobby Lobby, and found this 6' garland that was 50% off! I bought two, also two 12" diameter wire wreaths for the base. I was so excited and couldn't wait to get home to create the wreath of my dreams. Let me show you how I did it.

{You will need} to make one

1 - 6'garland
1 - 12" wire wreath
Floral tape, wire

{How to}

1. Tape and secure the end of the garland to the wire wreath. You could use wire if you prefer, but the wire I had was a bit hard to bend so I used tape instead. It stayed well.

2. Keep taping the main stem to the wire wreath every 2" to 3" to secure the garland to the wire wreath until it goes around all the way. You will still have some leftover. Tape the garland to the area you didn't at the beginning. Make sure it looks balanced and even.

3. When you are working on it, there might be some pieces that fall out, you can add them to the wreath to make it fuller.

and... it is done!

The garland was 50% off of $25 which makes it $12.50, plus the wire wreath for $2.50. I created a wreath for $15, and two for $30! Compare to $160, if I bought them online, not too shabby, right?(grin).

I hung them in my front room which is still in the process of decorating, but I feel like I am one step closer to what I want and it feels good. :)


  1. Those turned out really pretty! I love the green! I may have to make one for my front door...oh think again, my door is apple green. :) We might be having color clashing...I may have to make one for my wall inside then. $15 for a wreath is not bad--especially one that pretty!

  2. Lynette-

    Yeah, you can do the same thing with other garland too. right now you can find a lots of pretty Christmas garland. The trick is to find the ones with a full look.

  3. That is a really sweet wreath. I love all the natural greens. xo Diana

  4. Simple but elegant. Great idea. Love the green.

  5. Lovely wreaths. =) I'm not fond of most wreaths but I love these greenery ones.

  6. This is an interesting article, and fun to discover. I really like what you're saying and the way you write. Thank you and good luck.
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