I have always loved those cute wreaths that people hang on their door for different holidays or seasons. The only problem: in order to buy them you have to fork over an arm and a leg! So, I started looking at all the different wreaths on Pinterest and I set out to make one on my own. My aunt also inspired me. She did my bouquets, decorations, and the cakes at our wedding. They looked AMAZING!!! The silk flowers we found looked so real hardly anyone knew we weren’t using real flowers! I love rustic things, so my aunt took that and ran with it. The theme of our wedding was sort of country sunflower, but not cheesy country. More like an actual day in the country. Anyway, this is the wreath she made for our wedding:
It’s hanging on a wall in my kitchen, but for the wedding it was hanging on a post at the gazebo where the ceremony was held. She made three and each wreath was connected by a streamer of burlap. It was beautiful. I might post some pics for wedding decor ideas.
So after seeing how beautiful and simple this wreath was, I saved it and took it to my new home. For the summer months, it was perfect to hang on my front door. Then all the leaves started changing and I decided my front door decor did not match the outside scenery. So off to Hobby Lobby I went. I found some grapevine wreaths and went directly to the fall decor sale items. I picked out some oranges, reds, and yellows and put them together kind of how I wanted it on the wreath. Then I thought I would add a monogram to it. This is how it turned out:
Pretty good for a first try, right?
So then I thought about something to do for a Christmas/Winter holiday wreath. I wanted something simple, but something different from the other two. So, again, off to Hobby Lobby. I found the same grapevine wreath I’d used before. Then I went to the Christmas decor. Most of the items were on sale, but not everything. I picked out some evergreen and holly. I also found this cute little bird in a nest with some snow frost. I liked it so I grabbed it. I wanted something else to go with it, but I wasn’t sure what. I found a pre-made burlap bow and thought I could do something with it. When I finally finished, I wasn’t extremely happy with it, but for a beginner wreath-maker, I thought it wasn’t half bad. Here’s what it turned out as:
Pretty simple, but I feel like it needs something else or possibly a complete redo. Any suggestions?
My sister also made a few holiday wreaths. She still lives with my parents, so she had more of a budget than a newly-wed housewife such as myself 🙂 She did a fantastic job on both. I suggested she get an Etsy account and start selling! She would definitely have a customer out of me. Check them out!
Sorry for the blurriness and bad lighting. Camera phones…but didn’t she do a great job?
This is the one she made for fall. I like the pumpkin 🙂
She also made a centerpiece and a yard piece (not really sure what you call those hay bale and mum things.) I really liked them.
She has some real talent! Most of the “greenery,” if you will, was purchased at Hobby Lobby. The figurines and pumpkin were gifts my mother already had. The hay bales and mums were also purchased from the local high school Ag department. The Welcome sign was from Hobby Lobby as well.
I hope you like the holiday wreaths and decorations. Remember to pin and tweet about the DIY projects you see! Happy Crafting!