How To Create A Christmas Wreath

Dec 5, 2019 | DIY, Holiday, Maggie Lane Designs, Pets

We got our first big snowfall today…well, it was like an inch but it was pretty!!  Waking up to snow falling, the tree on, and a hot cup of coffee in hand…that’s a relaxing morning :-). I went shopping with my sister today and as we backed out of the driveway, I looked at my cute little front porch that I just decorated and thought…what a fun post to do for tomorrow!  I bought the wreath and ribbon at Hobby Lobby for 50% off each, found flowers at Walmart and put it together.  I picked up Lanterns at Home Goods and Walmart and filled them with ornaments and bows!  I got my “D” ornament at Kirklands for 30% off.  Isn’t it so cute????!!!

 

"Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand." "It's the most wonderful time of the year!" "Christmas isn't just a day, it's a frame of mind." "Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection."

Make this Christmas special!!!  

The key to this wreath was that I was starting with a flocked beaded wreath which was half the battle already accomplished.  I wanted something simple but that would pop with my house colors and show up on a dark mahogany door.  And if you haven’t already noticed, my favorite color is red plus I love the traditional red Christmas colors!  I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on flowers because that wreath will get direct weather 24/7 so Walmart was my go to for Christmas flowers.  I chose:

  • 3 white magnolia bushes from Walmart
  • 3 red poinsettia bushes from Walmart
  • 1 role of polka dot and velvet ribbon from Hobby Lobby

I alternated the colors and literally shoved the flowers inside the wreath wrapping the stems around the wire backing of the wreath.  Then I just spread the flowers out to my liking.  I don’t like a bunch of flowers just stuck in one spot.  They need blended and look like they are adding dimension vs being flat against the wreath.

I made the bow by first making one loop, twisting it, and then 5 loops on each side, tied the bow with a pipe cleaner and twisted it to secure the bow.  Then I spread out the loops to my liking and put on the wreath.  I like to leave at least 3 to 6 inches on each side so I can blend into the wreath or leave it hanging for a more whimsical look.

I once had someone at Micheals Craft Store show me how to make a wreath and I couldn’t understand how she was doing it so I just figured it out on my own.  But you can always ask someone at a craft store and find a video on U Tube if you are not sure.  I might not be doing it right but I liked how the bow turned out so I went with it.

As for the lanterns, I chose to just add cheaper bulbs and snow flakes from Walmart and ribbon from Hobby Lobby.  Again they will get direct weather so keeping it simple is what I needed to do.  There are outlets on each side of the door to plug in lights so maybe next year I will get really crazy and create a look that involves Christmas lights.  Thomas will love that :-).

You can create a festive look with ribbon, lanterns, bulbs, and a wreath.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me!  Hope you enjoyed my post.  I know the dogs loved helping me.  They were with me every step of the way and watched my every move when I was outside.  They were my little helpers as always!  And one more thing…shop for Christmas decor after Thanksgiving!  Hobby Lobby has all their decorations at 50% off!!!!  

 
 

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4 Comments

  1. Sharon Crnko

    Very pretty. I especially like your helpers!

    Reply
    • Bobbi

      Thank you! Yep, they are involved in every project :-).

      Reply
  2. Carla

    Very pretty! But I especially love the welcome committee ????

    Reply
    • Bobbi

      Thanks. They love greeting people especially when we get takeout!

      Reply

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