Friday, November 11, 2011

20 Minute DIY Christmas Wreath

If I had a nickel for every time someone said "I am not crafty" or "I am just not creative enough to craft" I would have A LOT more crafting supplies at my house! I hear it a lot!
Crafting doesn't always necessarily take "creativeness" to do {in my opinion}! These days we have all kinds of places to get creative ideas to copy cat... Pinterest  has about every idea you could think of- just waiting to be "pinned" and recreated!!

So for those who claim they can't craft because they "aren't creative enough"- here is the project for you! ANYONE can make this wreath- crafty or non-crafty!

I know some of you are probably thinking "We haven't even gotten to Thanksgiving yet- What in the heck is Ashley posting a Christmas wreath for??!?!?!"
Well let me tell you... In my house, Christmas time starts November 1st. Thanksgiving decor doesn't stand a chance in my house because I love Christmas WAY too much to ONLY have my Christmas decor up for one month! I love everything about Christmas! Honestly, if I had it my way- I would create a radio station that played Christmas music year round. Yep- I admit it... I am one of THOSE weird people. You can blame my dad- it was practically drilled into my head growing up. Bing Crosby's White Christmas can still frequently be heard at my family's house in the summer heat of June. LOVE IT!

Well- know that you all know my dark secret, that I am an "All Things Christmas- Especially Christmas Music Junkie"- 
Here is how I created this Semi Homemade Christmas Wreath in 20 minutes flat!
 Supplies:
Grapevine Wreath (mine is 24 inches)
Ribbon (I got mine at Hobby Lobby for 50% off)
Florist Wire
Christmas Sign (got mine for 50% off at Hobby Lobby)
A Floral Swag (got mine for 40% off at Joann- you can find these in the wreath section)

That's it- No glue gun involved even!

To start- Lay your floral swag on top of the bottom of the wreath. Cut 4-5 long pieces of the wire and wiggle the wire in between the branches and flowers of the swag and around the wreath in 4-5 places evenly spaced along the swag. Once you have gotten it snug against the wreath, twist the wire a handful of times to secure it.
 After it is twisted, clip the excess wire off and bend the twisted part up into the wreath.

Once the floral part of the wreath is secured, do the same to secure the sign to the top of the wreath. Make sure it is centered
{Tip: I think it is easiest to do this part if you hang the wreath up and eyeball the center while it is hanging}
Once you twist the wires to secure it, clip the excess and bend the twisted part up into the wreath to hide it.
 I fell in love with this sign when I saw it at Hobby Lobby since the bird is kinda 3D- it pokes up off the sign.. Super cute! The fact that is was 50% off sealed the deal!

After everything is secured with wire, you can add the ribbon. There is no rhyme of reason to this part. Just make it look how you want it to. Add a bow on top, wrap it around the wreath, whatever your heart desires! 
Since my ribbon had wire in it and was pretty bendy, I just kinda weaved it around the top of the wreath and used the grapevines to secure it.

That's it! Super easy and super fast!
AND- since it is all just wired to the wreath, if I get sick of it and want to rearrange it next year, I can do it very easily!

I think it looks absolutely gorgeous on my front door! LOVE IT! :)
Have I got you in the Christmas Spirit yet?? ;)

21 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous! I love making wreaths! I do it all the time for others and they really don't understand how easy it is! Great tutorial!

    xoxo

    http://bresbaubles.blogspot.com

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  2. YES!!! And I'm so sad I can't put up Christmas for us this year. :( This will be the second time I haven't been able to due to a big move and then travel. But, I LOVE your beautiful wreath. I will just have to wait till next year to make it. Love you, and all your creative beautiful ideas. and that you share them! :)

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  3. It turned out great! I love that it took so little time. I can totally do that. :) Your Christmas decor is going to be beautiful this year!

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  4. This is an awesome wreath! It looks like it took such a long time to make - so impressed this was a 20 min wreath. I need to start on my Christmas decor for this year - can't believe it's already that time!

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  5. i love making wreaths for every holiday! yours is beautiful, the sign hanging in the middle is a great idea!

    -rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  6. This is beautiful and that's a super idea to use a swag!

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  7. Oh!! This is beautiful! Love those colors!

    I'd love for you to stop by for my Friday Favorites party!

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  8. ..... and so GORGEOUS TOO! LOVE IT! winks, jen

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  9. Yes, you do! The earliest I can get away with putting my decorations up is the day after Thanksgiving though, so you'll have to keep sharing your Christmas decorations, so I can enjoy yours until I can get mine up. I've got less than two weeks, and I can put them up!

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  10. I just adore your wreath. It looks so homey and welcoming. Thanks for sharing! I am a new facebook follower from Show Me What Ya Got. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  11. wow that looks awesome I added to my pin board because I am an avid Wreath maker...did halloween wreaths with candy and doing Christmas and ready for valentines

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  12. Very pretty and for 20 minutes that's quick, and easy!

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  13. Very cute and a wonderful tutorial. Can't wait to try it out! Eliza @ lizalouloves.blogspot.com

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  14. Gorgeous, I love making wreaths, they are one of the easiest crafts to do, but I guess until you try it yourself you don't realise how easy it really is! and then when you do you become addicted to crafting!!! LOL

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  15. Thanks for linking up with me! I'm featuring you this week. Come by and grab my featured button if you'd like one.

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  16. Boy, this sure doesn't look like it takes 20 minutes! I'd love it if you linked this up to my party I have going on - Christmas Craft Tutorial - at Project Queen.
    www.projectqueen.org
    Mandy

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  17. I just wanted to let you know I featured you today over at Blissful and Domestic:> Stop by and grab a button:>

    http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/2011/11/pinning-it-wednesday-christmas.html

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  18. This is a fabulous Wreath, Home made Outdoor decoration by all natural things are Great.I like it and want to show some more Ideas to you.

    Regards Prince...

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xoxo, Ashley