Saturday, December 8, 2012

DIY Cedar Wreath

Why buy something when you can make it yourself and save your hard-earned moolah, right?! During this holiday shopping season, I have been drawn not to ornaments or the glitzy glam decor, but I have REALLY wanted a fresh wreath. Considering my only Christmas decor is a tree with no ornaments, I figured a wreath would be a good next step, and a nice addition to my naturally natural decor.

I was tempted by the $15 Costco wreaths, and then even more tempted by the $10 Trader Joe's ones. I couldn't bring myself to buy one since the forest is my backyard, so instead I bought a $3, 18 inch wire wreath ring from Joannes (with their weekly 40% coupon of course!) and clipped branches from a cedar tree in my yard. Ta da! Three dollar wreath that took less than an hour . . . and I can re-make it every year.

DIY Wreath
All you need is branches and a ring. No wire, no glue,  no nothing!
I don't think there's too much of a science to this. Messy is nice. 

Step 1: Get a wreath ring, clip lots of branches (2 different sizes)

Step 2: Wind 10-12 inch branches through the wire at 45 degrees

Outer ring done

Step 3: Wind 6-8 inch branches on the inside loop, pointing opposite direction as outside layer.

Step 4: Hang and enjoy (or add other festive things)

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