Making a wreath doesn’t have to be hard or expensive. Check out this step by step process on how to make a Christmas wreath on a budget.
This post is all about how to make a Christmas wreath on a budget. Follow along as I show you how I turned this thrifted wreath into a really cute Christmas wreath.
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Thrift Store Wreath (here’s a new wreath if you can’t find a thrifted one)
Before – How to Make A Christmas Wreath on a Budget
This is the “before” of this wreath. Not the worst, but definitely not very cute. It looks cheap and unfinished, definitely very out of shape. I wish I had a photo of it with the large red ribbon on it. The ribbon that it came with was so bad that I ripped it right off and threw it away. It made it even less cute, if you can believe that. Let’s take our supplies and make this DIY Christmas wreath on a budget.
#1 Collect your Supplies
For this wreath, I have several different types of stems, pine cones and some cute striped ribbon. I actually got this wreath from the thrift store for $7.99, with the idea of giving it a total makeover. I’m excited for you to see how it turns out.
To recreate this wreath, you can find what you need linked above. Go check it out!
#2 Lay Everything Out
I like to put my stems on my wreath first to decide how I want them to look. This helps to give a great visual of what it’s going to look like when it’s all finished. With this wreath in particular, I rotated between my cedar stems and the pine/evergreen stems. This gave it a uniformed looked (while still looking natural) and helped it to feel balanced. Last, I added the pine cones, which just gave the wreath a really natural look.
#3 Use Floral Wire to Attach Each Stem
Once you have a layout that you love, you’ll want to start to attach each item. Floral wire is the easiest thing to use here, as it’s easy to work with and helps you to create the wreath you want without any fuss. You’ll need wire cutters and you’ll want to snip the wire into 4-6″ pieces, depending on how much you need to wrap it around. You then just twist the wire around itself until your pieces feel snug.
I added all of my stems, and then added pinecones and a bow/ribbon to really give it a finished look. I used the wire to attach both the pinecones and ribbon, as well as the stems. All in all, I’m really super happy with the way it turned out.
Everything to make this wreath is linked above. Go check it out to make this wreath for your own home. Thanks for reading, friends! As always, you can pin for later below.