I love decorating the house for different holidays. I can spend hours in Homegoods or Michael’s going through the home decor sections, looking for the perfect little addition that will make the house a little more cozy and festive. What I don’t love is red and hot pink plastic garland wreaths which start popping up in all the stores around Valentine’s Day. I prefer a muted palette and more understated decor, which is why I decided to make my own wreath for our front door.
The whole project from start to finish took me less than two hours. The most tedious part is the wrapping, but once you get the hang of it, it is easy, just time consuming. I did most of the wrapping in front of the TV while watching Two Broke Girls, so it wasn’t all that bad.
To make this wreath you will need:
- 1 Styrofoam Wreath Form (I used an 8 inch one)
- Jute (I found little rolls (25 yards) in the clearance section and used about 2 1/2 )
- Hot glue gun
- Artificial flowers or anything else you would like the embellish with
To start, I taped down one end of the jute to the wreath and just started wrapping. When I came to the end of my roll, I tied a little knot with the end to the start of the new roll and kept going. I tried to make sure that the little knots were toward the back so they didn’t take away from the look of the wreath.
Once the whole wreath was wrapped, I hot glued the end and moved on to the fun part, the decorations.
My biggest piece of advice is to space everything out before gluing. I tried a few different combos before I found the one I liked best. Once I was happy with the way it looked, I started gluing.
I am really happy with the way the wreath turned out, especially the color scheme of it. I was thinking that I could remove the hearts after Valentine’s Day and re-purpose it into a spring/Easter wreath.
What do you think? Do you enjoy DIY projects?