Embarrassing fact of the day: up until yesterday my old janky Christmas wreath was still adorning our front door.
For the record I hardly even noticed until I was driving away earlier in the week and then I was so embarrassed about the state of our door’s wreath hanger that I just left the dang wreath up. And ran my tail to Walmart, Pinterest app in hand, to figure out the best way to fix this crazy egregious error of mine.
Here’s a little thing about me: I want to be good at DIY things – really, I do. But the effort of even starting is usually enough to deter me from really trying. Some may call it laziness; I call it “time management.” Or “budgeting.” Because honestly? DIY stuff is time intensive and EXPENSIVE!
This little thing is neither. I think the grand total of everything it took to make the wreath was about $6.
And you won’t find a step-by-step tutorial, but that’s because I don’t think you need it. You don’t need a picture showing you how to stick a silk flower stem through a hole, right? You’re smarter – not to mention significantly more creative! – than that!
But if you scroll on down I’ll tell you how I made this little guy in about 5 minutes and changed my door from clearly outdated to cute and hip again. 🙂
- 1 grapevine wreath (I think mine was about 18 inches)
- 6-10 silk floral stems (I found mine in a clearance bin for $2.50!) – it’s easier if they have wire stems
- about 2 feet of burlap ribbon, or any other kind of ribbon you like
- a letter for your last name
- paint and a paintbrush to paint the letter
- wire cutters
- maybe glue of some kind – hot glue or superglue
- Paint the letter and allow to dry completely before putting it on the wreath.
- Using wire cutters cut the floral stems to about 6 inches in length.
- Stick the stems through the holes in the wreath (kind of pictured in the photo above) all the way through so that the leaves and the flower are right next to the wreath.
- When you’ve placed all the stems where you want them, turn the wreath over.
- Twist two of the stems together and then fold them down and stick the wrapped stems through another hole in the back of the wreath.
- Repeat until all of the stems are laying flat in the back of the wreath.
- If using a letting, figure out where you want to place it.
- Twist the burlap ribbon until it’s wound tightly.
- Find a fun way to fasten the letter onto the wreath with the ribbon, tying it tightly in the back.
- Adjust it as needed.
- HANG THAT THANG UP 🙂 (I hang mine with a 3M hook and just a strand of the grapevine on the back of the wreath)