christmas wreath ideas
I wanted one of those big Christmas wreaths that you see on those fancy houses, but I wasn’t going to spend a lot of money on a premade wreath. So I did what any thrifty girl would do. I made it myself!
This was perfect for our home. My kids watched in awe as I transformed a green wire circle into a beautiful wreath to adorn our door. And when we moved we hung it up in for our first Christmas there. My kids could see the wreath every day they came home from school and remember the day we made wreaths for our doors.
This is a large wreath you can scale this down for smaller wreath.
What you’ll need
Large wreath right (found in those craft stores)
24 unbreakable Christmas ornaments (I did 2 different complimentary colors)
2 packages of tinsel
spool of wire (needs to be thick enough to twist and hold the ornaments in place, but not so thick you can’t turn it with your hand)
This is a red and silver themes wreath. Pick the colors you love for yours.
Start out by wiring ornaments around the wire wreath. This means I took about 6 inches of wire, hooked the ornament with the wire and wired the ornament on the wreath so it would not move around.
I tried to put different ornaments around the edge so they didn’t look like symmetrical.
Add the tinsel around. My wreath had green branches on it. I hid those with the garland. You can go around a couple times if needed. Once you have the green covered, tie the end of the garland on the inside of the wreath to hide it.
To finish the wreath I hung it on the door and started adding more ornaments. This allowed me to see how the bulbs were going to hang and look when completed.
Add the garland around and around and around until you have went all the way around. Hide the ends on the inside. You can secure with wire as well.
Once you like how the wreath looks, you are done.
Make sure to tell everyone NOT to slam the door. Ornaments may fall off if you are rough on the door. They easily go back on.