Wreath making and I do not go hand and hand. I attempted a DIY wreath over the summer and needless to say it’s in the trash. So I was pretty hesitate to attempt another wreath. But I knew this one would be so easy and if I messed it up my days of crafting and DIYing should just be over. I was inspired (and practically copied) this wreath from JoJo’s new line at Target. Honestly, $19.99 for a cute wreath is not a bad price. The Target near my house didn’t carry this wreath and I really wanted to see it in person before I bought it. The more I looked at it online though I knew I could probably replicate it. The worst that could happen is that I’d end up tossing it and searching for the real thing.
Yep, that’s all..but if you are the list kind…
- Embroidery hoops. I got mine at Hobby Lobby for a few dollars each. The largest I was able to find was 12″ so I went with it.
- Garland or any type of greenery you like
- Glue gun
- Ribbon (optional)
- Bell (optional)
I really do not even think this needs too much explanation. But just in case…I cut two equal strips of my garland and hot glued it to the hoop…and done. Ha!
Seriously that is all I did. I made two wreaths. The first one I just glued the garland pieces on as is making sure they were even and going in opposite directions. I left a teeny tiny space in the bottom middle of my wreath so I could hang a bell or an ornament.
The other guy I gave a little haircut to. I trimmed off some pieces of the garland so he wasn’t as full and beastly looking. I didn’t (and still don’t) know which one I liked better and since they are hanging in opposite rooms I figured they didn’t need to be identical.
I also added some ribbon to the top of the hoop and an ornament to the bottom to jazz it up a little.
I used some mounting tape to tape the big guys up on my pantry door and mudroom door. I think these wreaths cost me about $10 each and the majority of that cost was because of the ornament. It was an easy and budget friendly Christmas craft I busted out in 10 minutes and with the help of a five year old. I let her work the glue gun…not a smart idea in case you were wondering…
Here’s a side by side comparison of my wreaths. I’m still torn which one I like the best but for now they will stay fraternal twins