Happy Friday (the 13th) Friends! It’s been a bit quiet around here but that doesn’t mean we haven’t had a lot going on. Hopefully by now you know what Fridays mean and I think I’ve got a good one for you today! I thought up this DIY project without any real plan of sharing it but I couldn’t resist because it’s perfect whether you are looking for some inexpensive ideas to decorate your home, wedding or other party or event. This easy DIY wreath is on trend and looks far more expensive that it actually is. Now let’s get to work!
I didn’t dream up this idea completely on my own. We’ve been doing some work on our house and the designer in me is all about the “pretty” stuff so as I was browsing Pinterest, I found similar wreaths for sale and knew I could easily DIY my own and share it with you.
What you Will Need for DIY Wreath:
- Gold Metal Ring (I used an 18″ found Here.) You can use any size you want.
- Artificial Greenery or flowers (I used Eucalyptus found here.)
- Floral Tape (I had some already but you can find it here. I also love the gold!)
- Wire Cutters (optional depending on your flowers)
- Ribbon or twine for hanging
Prep your Flowers or Greenery
Depending on the size ring you are using and the size of our flowers or greenery, you may need to trim them to a smaller size to break them up and make them fit better on the ring. My eucalyptus stems were pretty long so I cut them apart to make smaller branches.
Lay it Out
Before putting the wreath together, lay everything out to get an idea of how many pieces you will need and where you want them to go. For my wreath I wanted the branches to only be on a part of the wreath so the gold was visible. After laying out my branches, I only needed 3-4 pieces to fill in the area I wanted.
Wrap your Flowers or Greenery
Once everything is laid out, remove the branches or flowers one by one in order so that putting it together goes a little easier. I used floral tape but hot glue or twine could work as well. I simply used the natural curve of the branches to help me determine the best place to attach the branches and then slowly I attached each piece until I was done.
Add the Ribbon
Once your branches or flowers are in place, it’s time to add the ribbon or twine that will help hang your wreath. Since stripes are my jam, I contrasted the greenery and gold with striped ribbon. Decide on how long you want your hanger to be and then fold the ribbon or twine in half placing the gold ring inside. You can tie a knot at the base of the hanger to help hold the ribbon in place if you wish. I chose not to because my ribbon is pretty thick.
Where the two ends meet, tie a knot and you are ready to hang!
That’s it! This project took me less than 20 minutes from start to finish and now I have a simple but oh, so pretty wreath to hang in my office or home!
Tell me what you think. Do you want to see more simple and fun DIY projects beyond just for weddings? Did you try this DIY? Share photos with #RCLove on Instagram or leave a comment below!