|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.
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!