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How To Create A Christmas Wreath

Dec 5, 2019 | Daily Dose, Holiday, Home Decor, Life, Pets, Tips and Tricks

We got our first big snowfall today…well, it was like an inch but it was pretty!!  Waking up to snow falling, the tree on, and a hot cup of coffee in hand…that’s a relaxing morning :-). I went shopping with my sister today and as we backed out of the driveway, I looked at my cute little front porch that I just decorated and thought…what a fun post to do for tomorrow!  I bought the wreath and ribbon at Hobby Lobby for 50% off each, found flowers at Walmart and put it together.  I picked up Lanterns at Home Goods and Walmart and filled them with ornaments and bows!  I got my “D” ornament at Kirklands for 30% off.  Isn’t it so cute????!!!

 

"Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand." "It's the most wonderful time of the year!" "Christmas isn't just a day, it's a frame of mind." "Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection."

Make this Christmas special!!!  

The key to this wreath was that I was starting with a flocked beaded wreath which was half the battle already accomplished.  I wanted something simple but that would pop with my house colors and show up on a dark mahogany door.  And if you haven’t already noticed, my favorite color is red plus I love the traditional red Christmas colors!  I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on flowers because that wreath will get direct weather 24/7 so Walmart was my go to for Christmas flowers.  I chose:

  • 3 white magnolia bushes from Walmart
  • 3 red poinsettia bushes from Walmart
  • 1 role of polka dot and velvet ribbon from Hobby Lobby

I alternated the colors and literally shoved the flowers inside the wreath wrapping the stems around the wire backing of the wreath.  Then I just spread the flowers out to my liking.  I don’t like a bunch of flowers just stuck in one spot.  They need blended and look like they are adding dimension vs being flat against the wreath.

I made the bow by first making one loop, twisting it, and then 5 loops on each side, tied the bow with a pipe cleaner and twisted it to secure the bow.  Then I spread out the loops to my liking and put on the wreath.  I like to leave at least 3 to 6 inches on each side so I can blend into the wreath or leave it hanging for a more whimsical look.

I once had someone at Micheals Craft Store show me how to make a wreath and I couldn’t understand how she was doing it so I just figured it out on my own.  But you can always ask someone at a craft store and find a video on U Tube if you are not sure.  I might not be doing it right but I liked how the bow turned out so I went with it.

As for the lanterns, I chose to just add cheaper bulbs and snow flakes from Walmart and ribbon from Hobby Lobby.  Again they will get direct weather so keeping it simple is what I needed to do.  There are outlets on each side of the door to plug in lights so maybe next year I will get really crazy and create a look that involves Christmas lights.  Thomas will love that :-).

You can create a festive look with ribbon, lanterns, bulbs, and a wreath.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me!  Hope you enjoyed my post.  I know the dogs loved helping me.  They were with me every step of the way and watched my every move when I was outside.  They were my little helpers as always!  And one more thing…shop for Christmas decor after Thanksgiving!  Hobby Lobby has all their decorations at 50% off!!!!  

 
 

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4 Comments

  1. Sharon Crnko

    Very pretty. I especially like your helpers!

    Reply
    • Bobbi

      Thank you! Yep, they are involved in every project :-).

      Reply
  2. Carla

    Very pretty! But I especially love the welcome committee 🐾

    Reply
    • Bobbi

      Thanks. They love greeting people especially when we get takeout!

      Reply

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