Creating homemade wreaths can be very easy and cost effective; it doesn’t have to be a work of art, the main thing is to give your Christmas wreath a warm and welcoming feeling.
One of the main reasons I prefer to make my own wreath is that I can easily strip it down each year to give it a new look and feel.
So if you have an old seasonal wreath lurking about in the attic that’s looking a little dull but still has a bit of life left in it, strip it back and spruce it up with one of the simple ideas bellow.
A Fruit And Cinnamon Wreath
What You Will Need
- Vine wreath
- Dried fruit (I have used orange and apple)
- Cinnamon sticks
- Berry sprays
- Strong glue
- Weave the berry spray in and around the sides of the wreath using a little glue to secure them if needed.
- To make the fruit and cinnamon parcels, tie the cinnamon sticks together with a piece of string making sure you cut each piece long enough to tie 2 or 3 cinnamon sticks together with enough left to wrap around the wreath.
- Once you’ve tied the cinnamon sticks together with the string, take a piece of ribbon and thread it through the dried fruit and around the cinnamon sticks and finish by tying it in a bow.
- Attach the fruit parcel to the wreath with the string and then secure them in place with glue if needed.
- Glue the cones on the homemade wreath between the fruit parcels (if you’re using cones that have a stem attached to them you can usually weave this into to vine without having to glue it.)
Tags and Bows
This is a very quick and cost effective way to decorate a wreath using a bit of card some ribbons and a few sparkly sequins.
- Create six gift tags out of card (embossed card gives it really nice touch).
- Write a seasonal greeting or personal message on each tag and decorate with a few sparkly sequins.
- Attach the gift tags to the wreath with some ribbon or small pegs and then finish by tying different sized bows on to it.
Do you have a photo of a homemade wreath or another seasonal decoration? Please share it with others!