One of the most exciting (and sometimes stressful) things about having a new home is getting to create new things to fill the walls and spaces. Brett and I bought our new home this past August and we’ve been busy working on it ever since! Here’s a little peak at our new home, lots more before and after pictures will be coming soon=)
This home is much more open-concept than our last home so we’ve had to make lots of changes in our décor, including Christmas decorations. Since our front door isn’t very visible from the street, I wanted to display a HUGE Christmas wreath on the front of our house…the only problem is all the large wreaths I found were hundreds of dollars. So naturally, I made my own =) Which took no more than 15 minutes!
Making a GIANT Christmas Wreath [DIY]
36″ grapevine wreath form [I got mine from Hobby Lobby for $9 using a 50% off coupon]
one 9 foot pine garland [also from Hobby Lobby, find it here, on sale for $5]
one 6 foot “Donner” fancy pine garland [also from Hobby Lobby, find it here, on sale for $15]
one large velvet bow [mine came from a local craft store for $1.99]
Lay the wreath down flat and begin attaching the basic pine garland to the front of it. Since the garland is made of wire, you can secure it to the wreath by twisting it under and around the grapevines. Attach the basic garland to the entire perimeter of the wreath.
Next, cut the Donner garland into 6 (one foot) pieces. Since this garland is fuller and has pine cones & berries, you can use it more sporadically in various spots. Secure all six pieces to the perimeter of your wreath, again by twisting it around the branches.
Finally, attach your bow to the wreath. All of these bows should come with a twisty tie for securing them. Fluff up the garland to fill out the wreath!
The Monster Christmas Wreath is complete, for just about $30!! Sure beats $300!
Hanging it was the hardest part! Notice Brett’s taking the picture while having a good laugh over my struggle…