Learn house to transform any plain evergreen wreath into a classic and whimsical DIY ornament Christmas wreath with a few leftover ornaments and ribbon!
I’m so excited to be a part of the I DIYed That Christmas blog hop today! A big thank you to Jen of Noting Grace for putting everything together. If you’re coming here from Uniquely Taylor Made, welcome! At the end of this post, you’ll also find links the rest of the ladies showcasing their DIYs.
Lets jump right in, shall we?
Last year I bought a huge faux evergreen wreath from Goodwill after Christmas. It was originally $3.99 and half off of that to boot.
It sat in our garage until a few weeks ago when we broke out the Christmas lights and things got festive. While I loved the large size, it was lacking a certain something. Our exterior Christmas decor is very bright and whimsical and the bland wreath just didn’t seem to fit in with everything else.
So I decided to give it some personality using a few things I already had on hand!
What you’ll need: (Some affiliate links are included. Read my full disclosure here.)
- a faux evergreen wreath
- ornaments (I used leftovers from our tree.)
- zip ties
- ribbon (I used wired.)
First, fluff your wreath a bit and lay your ornaments out on it without securing them. This gives you a chance to make sure you like their placement and make adjustments before attaching them.
Once you have a good idea of the ornament placement. Create a bow with your ribbon and attach it to your wreath with a zip tie wherever you chose. I placed mine at the top so that the tails would trail down into the center.
Now go around your wreath and secure each ornament with a zip tie. You could also use florist wire if you don’t have any zip ties on hand. I attached mine to the wire base and also to individual sprigs of greenery depending on how I wanted my ornament to lay.
Lastly, go back with your scissors and snip the ends of each zip tie so that you can’t see them. My wreath already had some varying greenery, berries and pinecones, but if you want to add additional foliage and floral picks, go for it.
All that’s left to do it stand back and admire your work! This whole thing took me less than 10 minutes and cost under $10.
Now, our front door stands out a bit more and compliments the colorful lights and festive decor Micah and Ava picked for our exterior.
Next up on the hop is Amy of Cuter Tudor. I promise you that you don’t want to miss what she has in store!
2018 Christmas I DIYed That Home Tour
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