This time of year,you can purchase a pre-made Christmas wreath for sale at a price of $15,$20 or more on practically every corner.
But you can make your own for less than that, and decorate it so that it reflects your personal style. All you need is a few simple items, and an hour or less. Don’t even worry about ‘not being creative’. Making a Christmas wreath is easy and you’ll discover your own ideas for decorating it are what makes it truly unique and truly yours.
To make your own Christmas wreath, you will need:
- An assortment of evergreen bough such as pine, cedar,holly, boxwood or fir.I usually use mostly fir with some pine.
- A wreath frame-check out craft stores such as Micheals
- Green floral wire
- Wire snips
- A bow, and other decorative accents that strike your fancy
Cut your greenery into lengths of about 6 inches. Fasten the wire onto the frame.
Gather a bundle of these greens-3-4- pieces and ties the ends firmly with the wire onto the frame looping it around the stems several times. Mix the greens adding a spring of pine or the fir, or a bit of box wood or holly.
Add additional bundles of greenery, overlapping each bundle and wrapping securely with the wire. Tip. It’s faster and easier to not cut the wire into sections, just use it straight from the role. You’ll also be able to recycle the wire for next year if you want.
Just continue wrapping and filling out your frame until the circle is complete then tuck the final bundle under the first one, and tie the wire to the underside.
Now you can wire or hot glue balls, bells, berries and bows til your hearts content.