Katie The Wreath Lady from View From The Fridge back this month with another festive and oh-so-easy wreath idea!
EASY is the key word.
This wreath requires no fancy tools … and really NO tools. Okay … maybe a scissors.
I know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but it decided to snow here two weeks ago (and the snow is still here), so I’m in the Christmas-y mood. Can’t help it. I’m usually dead set on NOT decorating for Christmas until after Thanksgiving, but all bets are off this year. I’m embracing the winter … and the snow … and have started decorating for it!
I’m going with a red, white, and grey color scheme in most of my house, and right now I’m trying hard to make it now look like a giant candy cane. I am, however, quite happy with my new front door decor … this festive wreath!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- A wreath form of some type. It doesn’t matter what it looks like (it will be covered in burlap in a minute), so buy the cheapest type you can find.
- Burlap ‘ribbon’. I found this awesome chevron ribbon at JoAnn. They have a sorts, though. Pick your fave … plain, dotted, striped …
- Berry ‘sprigs’. Mine were also from JoAnn, but they sell these things everywhere. I used three sprigs … 2 red, 1 white.
- Rosettes / flowers. You can also buy all kinds of fancy pre-made flowers and rosettes at your local craft store (check near the scrapbooking / paper crafting supplies). If you want to make your own red burlap rosettes, check out this tutorial HERE.
- Not pictured above (because it was an afterthought … and totally optional), a slate/chalkboard plaque (again … JoAnn/Michaels/Your local craft store …).
- Stick pins (you know, the kind designed for sewing).
Now … if you bought pre-made flowers, you don’t even need GLUE for making this wreath. And it all comes together in about 5 minutes (seriously … I’m not exaggerating).
If you choose to make rosettes, it will take you a bit longer (but they’re oh-so-cute and totally worth it).
And here’s how it’s made:
- Basically … start wrapping the wreath form in the burlap ribbon until it’s covered.
- Pin the ends of the burlap to the back of the wreath with a couple stick pins.
- Grab your rosettes and flowers and stick ’em on (with stick pins again).
- Next, take your berry sprigs and shove ’em into the burlap ribbon. No need to glue or pin. Just arrange the berries until you’re happy with how they look.
- Tie in your slate/chalkboard sign and add a message.
Front door decorated ... check.
Now the rest of the front porch. And house. ’tis the season, my friends!
While I’m writing this, I realize I might have a slight wreath obsession. This is the third wreath idea I’ve shared here on Juggling Act Mama in the past four months (see those other wreaths HERE and HERE). Maybe next month I’ll think of something else to share with y’all!! Maybe.
If you’re also loving the wreaths, here is one more idea for the holidays (and really all winter long):
And if you’re digging the red and white decor this year, check out these fancy little DIY Rudolphs from thrift store frames:
Have you started decorating for the holidays yet or are you just concentrating on Thanksgiving right now?
Thanks for having me today! I hope you have a wonderful week and a wonderful Thanksgiving! I’d love for you to stop over and say ‘hello’ over on View From The Fridge if you have a minute!