Sprucing up a plain wreath can be a quick way to add a statement piece to your front door for the holidays. We decided to make our own wreaths this year and wanted to share the process with you.
- Frasier fir clippings ( I used mine from our Christmas tree)
- 20″ Wreath (real or fake)
- Ribbon of your choice
- Pine Cones
- Craft Wire
- Garden Shears (For cutting fresh clippings)
- Battery operated lights
- Whether the wreath is real or fake, be sure to “fluff” it by pulling apart the branches. Try to make it as full as possible. This will help make room for all the trimmings you will be adding, and give it some depth and texture.
- Add the Garland. You will gradually incorporate the garland in the wreath as you go around. We got this garland here.
- Cut and add fresh tree clippings to the wreath. You will use your garden shears for this step. Adding the fresh clippings will help add more fullness.
- Add the pinecones. We added around 3-4 pinecones per wreath. You can add as many as you like depending on the size of the wreath. This helps add another layer of texture, and warms up the colors.
- Make the bow and add to the bottom or top of the wreath. You can attach your bow with floral wire. I found the ribbon here.
- Next we added the LED string lights.
- Final step is to loop a piece of ribbon around the top of your wreath. This will allow you to be able to hang the wreath easily.
Done! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Farmhouse!