How to make a DIY Christmas wreath – take a look at these beauties!

Last January I picked up an artificial wreath in the Hobby Craft sale for just £2 – I’d never done a wreath before but it was actually really simple and it looks great.  To decorate it, I used Christmas decorations that we already had so those didn’t cost me a penny making it a cheap crafternoon! The best thing is that if I fancy a change, or go with a new colour theme, I can just remove the decorations and create a whole new look each year.

The same thing can be done with a pre-decorated wreath if you fancy a change but don’t want the expenditure.  Just cut the ties or wire holding the decorations in place to reveal a plain wreath and be creative – personalised wreaths can be lovely, inexpensive gifts too.

You can also create a natural wreath using bits from your garden or from a woodland walk – pine cones are always a winner and can be easily sprayed to give colour and sparkle too. Whatever theme you decide for your wreath – it will look great on your front door this Christmas!


How to decorate a wreath…

1.  Decide on a theme for your wreath – will you use some of the tree decorations, go for a natural theme with pine cones and leaves or opt for something bold and colourful?

2.  Whatever you decide, collect the things that you would like to decorate your wreath with. (This might mean a trip to the woods for leaves and pine cones!) You might want to get some metallic or snow spray paint too.

3.  Use garden wire to attach your decorations to your wreath, twisting behind. If you’re using ribbon or tinsel, weave it in and out and tie at the back.

4.  Hang your wreath and enjoy! If you fancy a change, cut the wire and begin again with new decorations next year.


For some inspiration, take a look at these beautiful wreaths…

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