I’ve ALWAYS wanted small wreaths for my windows for as long as I can remember, but they’re always too big, too expensive or too much work. So this year I went out of my way to create these DIY holiday wreaths that are both inexpensive and can be easily used for holidays other than Christmas.
- Darice Natural Accents Twig Vine Garland with Frost (1.5 per wreath)
- Darice 10″ Metal Wreath Forms
- Darice Cloth Covered Floral Wire
- Hot Glue
- Red Bows (or DIY bows)
Start by laying out your wreaths and unrolling the twig garlands. From there, gently unwrap the garland and lay it over the wreath until you get your desired look. I tried to lay it over the gaps in the wreath form and kind of push it into place a bit. Once I layered it enough, I cut off the excess. I typically used about 1.5 garlands per 10″ wreath.
Once laid out, I gently flipped the form over and used my wire ties to secure it into place. I’d weave the wire between the twigs and tie off in the center. I used about 5-6 wires to tie it all together, then went back to fix any gaps by pulling it over with the wire and securing into place.
Each of the DIY holiday wreaths took about 15 minutes to make. After I used some red bows I had on hand and hot glued them onto the bottom. Since I have cloth roman blinds, I used a safety pin and pinned them onto the blind. They aren’t heavy at all, so I’m not worried about any damage to the blind.
You could always use some red ribbon to wrap around the top of the DIY holiday wreaths and secure above your window if you’re concerned.
The whole process start to finish took about an hour and a half and now I have these cute little DIY holiday wreaths adorning the three windows in my kitchen!! It’s a simple and festive, early holiday project!! You can exchange the ribbons/bows and change them out for the seasons too!