Sometimes red can be a bit much!! But in the case of this wreath, I think it is perfect!! A sweet friend of mine found a picture of this wreath on Facebook and she asked if I could possibly make it. It is a BIG wreath. It also has lots of parts to it. One side is berries and the other side is ornaments. To be honest, I was not sure I would like the wreath in person but now I wish I had bought enough stuff to make one for myself.
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As far as supplies go, I went to Hobby Lobby. You could find similar stuff at Dollar Tree but it would not look the same. I know I normally do pretty affordable crafts but I feel like if you want a great look on this one, you need to spend the extra.
I used red berries, a few different kinds of poinsettias, and lots of red ornaments of different sizes. Everything was about the same shade of red. I bought stuff that had glitter and stuff without. The variety makes the wreath interesting. The last few things you will need is some ribbon, and a wreath form. You can get any size you want. Just make sure the embellishments you buy are not to big for the wreath. Also I put a lantern in the middle of the wreath. I did use some hot glue to hold everything in place.
To start, place the poinsettias at the top of the wreath form. I had them spread out a bit a first, but them put them in a line going vertical on the form. From there I started clipping the longer stems off the berries and arranging them around the left side of the wreath. I did a pattern with the different kinds of berries because I am very OCD when it comes to things having balance.
After that I started placing the different size and type of red ornaments around the right side of the form. To make sure I had the spacing right, I added a big bow at the bottom. If you can not make a bow, Dollar Tree has them for a great price.
Once I was happy with how the wreath looked, I started hot gluing everything on. I did use some clear string to help hold up the lantern and then glued it like crazy at the bottom. That was it!! It all took me about 20 minutes to put together. I walked around the store longer buying the stuff than I did actually making the wreath.
This wreath is absolutely gorgeous in person. It shines and sparkles!! My teal door makes it pop too. The red looks amazing and I am glad I stuck with variations of one shade of red. This would probably be a $150.00 wreath if you bought it in the store and I made it for a fourth of that cost. I love it!
I hope you are happy and healthy and ready for this holiday season. It has been a hard year so try to find the beauty that is all around you this Christmas season.
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ALL Floral- Hobby Lobby
Lantern- Hobby Lobby
Ribbon- Hobby Lobby
Ornaments- Hobby Lobby
Wreath Form- I had this on hand but any craft supply store
Surebonder Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks- Hobby Lobby