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DIY: Festive Winter Wreath (A Tutorial)

I made a cute wreath to hang on my door this season.  I’m going to be totally up front and tell you that #1 – I am a perfectionist and LOVE to decorate. #2 – I AM BROKE!  I mean seriously.  So, while it was most definitely important to me for this wreath to look AWESOME… it was almost as equally important for it to be affordable.   I bought all the supplies I needed at Walmart.  And, suprisingly, you don’t need much to make a wreath look rockin’.

I bought 3 stems of silk flowers – 2 green hydrangeas ($10 each)  and 1 white baby’s breath ($2).  This grape vine wreath cost just $3.50 and the green glitter ribbon was just $6.  I couldn’t decide which ornament to use as my accent so I bought 2 – a snowman and a little white bird.  Both were so cheap ($1.97 each) I figured if I didn’t use one for this craft I’d use it for something else.

The first thing I did was Google how to make a loopy bow. :)    I am NOT gifted in that department AT. ALL.  So, after three re-do’s I was finally satisfied with the way it looked.

Then, I trimmed the flower stems to a shorter length and I poked them into the vine wreath.  {Note: I first attempted to cut the stems with a pair of scissors and quickly realized I needed some wire cutters.  Lucky for me – my husband happily loaned me his}.  I also trimmed the leaves from the flowers off separately so that I could poke them in separate from the flowers and add them exactly where I wanted them.  I placed both of the green hydrangeas first, then I trimmed and poked in small sections of the baby’s breath in just as an accent.

The final step was to add the bird ornament.  Isn’t it cute?  I think it rounds out the wreath nicely!

What do you think?  A cute wreath I can leave up all winter long.  Walmart has lots of affordable decorations for the holidays.  And, even though my family doesn’t celebrate Christmas they still had something that worked for my winter decorations to brighten things around here.  You can check out the holiday options in the Walmart Christmas catalog here (also available in most stores).

And if you want to see other ideas for holiday wreaths check out these posts:

Jenn at Frugal Upstate
Sheena at Sophistishe
Heather at The Domestic Diva
Lori at a Cowboy’s Wife
Jennae at Green Your Decor
Linsey at Lille Punkin’
Lynnae at Freelance Homeschool Mom
Liz at Hoosier Homemade

Disclosure: I am a Walmart Mom. This post is sponsored by Walmart.   Walmart has provided me with product and/or compensation in exchange for my time and efforts in creating this post. My participation is voluntary. As always, my opinion is my own.

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  1. Wow, Denise, this is awesome! Totally non traditional.. I love it!

  2. Denise, this is fabulous! We’re doing very non-traditional colors for the holidays this year, and I’m absolutely going to incorporate some purple silk hydrangeas into our decor. This is absolutely gorgeous!

    • Denisesawyer says:

      Thank you Sheena and Jennae!
      That is so sweet of yo guys. I am glad you like it. ;)
      Denise Sawyer
      Wholesome Mommy

  3. This wreath is beautiful!! You should consider selling them on Etsy. I know I would love to buy one from you!!! Very Creative and Beautiful!!!

  4. What a great idea! I usually spend a good chunk of change purchasing just the right wreath, little did I know I could make a beautiful one myself! I have a dollar store nearby that actually sells beautiful decorations like this, and I can buy a wreath from an art store. You really should consider selling custom ones to your followers.

    • Denisesawyer says:

      Jessica & Sally,
      Thanks for your sweet comments. I wasn’t sure what it would look like finished – but I’m really happy with it. ;)
      Wholesome Mommy

  5. The bow turned out perfect and the wreath is beautiful.

  6. very nice site good looking your site thanks for sharing information i enjoy this blog.

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