How to Create a Simple Wreath for Under $15
When we decided to get serious about our finances, one of the first things we decided to cut back on was buying home decor items. I had wanted a wreath for the front door but they can cost more than $50 at a home decor store. Buying the materials to make your own can easily cost $30 or more at the craft store. When I saw this grapevine wreath sitting in the thrift store for $3, I knew I could create a simple wreath for a few dollars, using some craft items I found at the local dollar store.
- Grapevine Wreath – Thrift Store $3
- (3) Silk Flowers – Dollar Store $1.50/each
- Burlap Ribbon – Dollar Store $2.00/roll
- Letter “C” – Dollar Store $1.00
- Handful of Twist Ties – Free from a grocery item (or you could use floral wire from the dollar store)
- Hot Glue Gun & Sticks
Total Cost (after taxes): $11.55
Steps to Create a Simple Wreath:
1) Gather materials.
2) Glue down the 1st leaf. Use a good amount of hot glue, to make sure that the leaf will not fall off in the wind. If your door is subject to a lot of wind, it may also be a good idea to wrap a piece of twist tie/floral wire around the stem of the leaf to reinforce the bond to the wreath.
3) Glue down the 1st Flower. Use a good amount of hot glue in a few spots on the flower, to make sure that it will not fall off in the wind. Or use a piece of twist tie/floral wire, to be extra secure.
4) Continue alternating Leaves and Flowers until you have run out.
5) Add Letter. Try to find a thick vine to secure your letter to. Use a good amount of hot glue in multiple spots on the back of your letter, so that it adheres to the wreath in more than one place. (Top, Bottom, and Middle)
6) Create a Bow with the Burlap Ribbon. I used this quick youtube tutorial from Naturally Ann to make a simple burlap ribbon bow. For extra security, while making the bow, glue a twist tie horizontally on the back center part of the bow before wrapping the middle part. This way it will be hidden from the front view, and you can use the twist the tie around the wreath vines.
7) Add the bow. Once again, use a good amount of hot glue to secure the bow to the wreath. If you added a twist tie, secure it to the wreath vines.
8) Hang on the door and enjoy!