Divine DIY Christmas Wreath

My Divine DIY Christmas Wreath
I've been wanting an extravagant Christmas wreath for weeks now.  I've looked everywhere, but they are all sooo expensive.  And I just couldn't find anything I really liked.  I knew I'd have to buy something and change it.  But for anything half decent I was looking at between $50 and $120, plus the cost of extras.  Not what I was willing to pay.  So, I decided to make my own, dispute the fact I had no clue how. :)
Supplies - Holly sprigs, wire, pliers.
I found these sprigs of holly in the cheapie shop for $2 each.  They have delicious bright red berries and two tone green leaves.  Love them. So I bought 9 sprigs. I knew I wanted a large wreath, but just took a guess at how many I would need.  (It turned out to be a perfect guess!)
Then I gathered some bendy wire and my pliers.

Large tapestry frame
I found a wooden tapestry frame I had bought in an attempt to make my daughter a bed net, but that didn't work out. :)  So instead, it came in great use for my wreath.  At 30cms wide, it was the perfect size.  I slightly bent the sprig stems and layered them over the frame. I then wired them to the frame in a circular shape.

Back view.
I decided not to paint the frame as I knew I wanted dense foliage which would cover it anyway.

Glittery Fruit Clusters
Then I added 3 bunches of amazing silver glitter Christmas fruit clusters ($2 each) evenly around the wreath and wired them in place.

Added pine cones
I had also purchased these gorgeous pine cones from the very lovely Sally at Blushing Blooms Florist a few weeks ago, but until now had no idea what I was going to do with them.  I spaced them around the wreath and wired them in place.

Beautiful large burlap bow.
The final touch was a large burlap bow made from my fabric stash!

And here is my finished wreath.  It's a super 55cms in diameter and certainly has wow factor.

It's exactly what I wanted, at a fraction of the cost. :)

Now I just have to decide where to hang it.  I was originally thinking the front door, but then I can't see it to admire during the day.

Aren't the holly sprigs, two tone leaves, pine cones and glittery fruit just so amazing together!
Total cost - $29!


  1. You've made yourself a new tradition - your wreath and the memories making it go into the tradition bank now. Next year you can check out the post you wrote aboutit too.

  2. Thank you Joy! I always love reading your words of encouragement and lovely compliments. :)


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