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The holiday season is officially here! If you’re looking for a Do-It-Yourself activity to do with your friends and family this holiday season, we have you covered with this easy holiday wreath-making activity. This fun activity takes just 30 minutes to create a beautiful holiday wreath. And, these DIY wreaths make great neighbor or co-worker gifts. So grab your best girlfriends or plan a date with your family members and start crafting!
DIY Holiday Wreath
Metal Wreath Form. We like this 18” metal box wire frame from from JoAnn. 22 Gauge Green Paddle Floral Wire (like this one set from Amazon). Stainless Steel Floral Snips (like these from Michaels). Greenery & accessories. You can use fake greenery or live greenery, either way, consider getting a variety of different foliage and accessories (pinetree/spruce clippings, pine cones, red berries, ribbon, etc.)
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Step 1: Prep Your Supplies
One of the most important steps to creating your wreath frustration-free is to start by fully prepping your materials ahead of time. Start by cutting your greenery into 6 to 10” pieces, depending on the size of your wreath form. For example, if you use an 18” wreath form, you’ll want to cut your greenery into 10” pieces. If you use a smaller wreath form, you’ll need to cut your pieces smaller. Doing this will save you a lot of time as you start making your “bundles” to add to the wreath.
Step 2: Make Your Bundles
Now that your materials are prepped and your greenery is cut to size, you’re ready to make your bundles for your wreath. To make your “bundle” put together pieces of your greenery and your accessories (like your pinecones, red berries, etc.) to form a bundle. Be sure not to make your bundle too big or it will weigh down the wreath form and may cover the wreath hole at the end. Create several sets of bundles and set them to the side.Free Use Image by Daria Shevtsova from Pexels
Step 3: Add Your Bundles to Your Wreath
Next, add your bundles to your wreath. Start by taking one bundle and placing it flat on top of your metal wreath form. Take your wire and carefully wrap it around your bundle and your wreath form. Once it is secure, add another bundle. Keep doing this all the way around your wreath form until you’ve added all of the greenery and accessories you want. An important thing to note: Do not cut the wire, keep it in one long piece as you add bundles around the wreath form.
You will cut the wire only at the very end.
Step 4: Add Accessories (Optional)
Now that you’ve added all of your bundles, you can knot your wire and fluff the greenery. At this point your wreath is done, so you can stop here if you’d like or you can add any additional accessories to your wreath. For example, you might want to add a monogrammed letter to the center of the wreath or tie on some ribbon.
Need a bit more help? We’ve compiled a few of our favorite YouTube wreath-making tutorials to help answers any last questions you might have about your DIY holiday wreath. Check out our fave videos below!
“Make Your Own Holiday Wreath” by @ProvenWinners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1kUKXIEouE “How to Make a Holiday Wreath” by @GardenAnswer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw2H2W-l8n4 “How to Make an Evergreen Wreath for Less than $2” by @thefrugalcrafter Lindsay Weirich https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mArD6G7JTk4