Let me start off by saying do-it-yourself projects typically aren’t by thing. I have terrible patience at trying to make it look Pinterest perfect and it rarely ends up looking like I wanted it do. My mom on the other hand, is a natural Martha Stewart. I wanted to add some festive decor to our house and an easy, interchangeable wreath is what I was after. Most of the fall versions that I’ve seen in stores weren’t my style or were wildly overpriced for what they were. My mom and I headed to Michael’s armed with a vision (hydrangeas, always) and came home with the essentials to make our own wreath. Here’s what you’ll need to make yourself a festive, in-expensive wreath.
1 bare branch wreath
fake flowers – we used 4 individual hydrangeas
wide ribbon for hanging (or for a bow)
accent pieces – we used a set of 2 feathers
optional: fresh magnolia leaves
We have a magnolia tree in our yard and it was an easy way to add natural greenery. You can pick up fake magnolia leaves or any other green foliage that you want to add into the wreath. Stick them sparingly into the wreath branches.
Cut the flowers at the breaking point (where the little line is mid-stem) and stick them through the branches in the wreath.
Add the feathers, or accents of choice, in-between the greenery and fake flowers. Wrap your ribbon around the top of the wreath for hanging.
Voila! In under 15 minutes and for less than $25 you’ll have your own fall wreath. In spring you can easily swap out the colored hydrangeas for green and white ones for a neutral version. Trust, if I can do it, you can do it.