Every year I want to make a Christmas wreath–think modern, rustic, and full of natural greens. I love looking at all the options in the stores, but the prices make me pause. So I set out to make my own.
This version is super easy to make and the supplies are minimal and cheap. Even if you suck at crafts, you can make this wreath. Better yet, You can make it for under $10. I’ll show you how.
For those of you who want to see it done, here’s the video version. Same concept as the wreath pictured above, but I made this one more full.
How to Make a Minimalist Christmas Wreath
The supplies are simple:
- a gold hoop or embroidery hoop
- 180 or 220 gage green wire or florist tape (the wire works better)
- fake cranberries or other winter items
- cuttings of greenery like evergreens, cedars, or junipers
You can purchase these supplies from most dollar stores and craft stores. I disassemble my wreaths every year and reuse the items for next year. As for the greenery, I usually just walk out to my backyard and start clipping. If you’re not so lucky to have a backyard or a friend’s yard you can clip from, garden centres and grocery stores will often have greens for sale at the end of November/beginning of December. Start looking in November though, as I’ve found that they sell out pretty quickly.
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I like to start by placing the end greens so I know how far to go. This wreath will end up asymmetrical.
Cut small (two inch/5 centimetre) pieces of florists tape and stretch around your piece of greenery to secure.
P.S. if you watched the video (or are going to after reading this post) you’ll notice that I use a slightly different method for creating this wreath. The method in this post works better for a more delicate wreath, and the method in the video works better for a fuller wreath.
Click the link to see a summer version, perfect for a wedding
Keep layering your greens and berries around the hoop. You can make it as full or sparse as you like.
I like to use the berries at the end to try and hide the florist’s tape that meets in the middle. A bow or ornament would also be lovely.
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Simple, modern, easy, and rustic. You can easily make one in 30 minutes or less.
Finally, tie a ribbon around the top to hang from doors windows, or anywhere that needs a little holiday cheer.
Enjoy Your Beautiful Rustic Christmas Wreath
Will the greenery dry out?
Yes, the greenery will dry out eventually. It still looks nice, but if you’d like to prolong the life of your wreath indoors, I recommend misting it with water everyday. It will still dry out eventually, but it will buy you more time.
Outdoors, your wreath should look good for at least 2 months.
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