During the holiday season, there are likely more guests coming to your front door. So why not decorate it with a gorgeous and inexpensive DIY Christmas wreath?
All that’s required is a quick trip to your local dollar store, a wire hanger, and a little time to hunker down and get crafty. It’s a project that’s been sweeping the internet and people are loving the results!
Hanging a festive wreath may be one of the first things you do when the weather turns chilly. But let’s face it, they can be pretty pricey sometimes.
AJ Harmon from AJ’s Craft Room shared a simple tutorial for creating your own wreath at home – and for a fraction of the cost.
Below are the supplies you’ll need. The key is to purchase your ornaments from a discount retailer (like a dollar store) to make it inexpensive. Or, you could use your old ones too!
1 Wire Hanger (per wreath)
50-80 Christmas Balls (plastic/unbreakable recommended)
1 Large Bow (per wreath)
When it comes to what color or size baubles you want to use – that’s completely up to you! AJ actually likes to use a variety in creating her wreath.
“I like to mix different sizes. I think it gives the wreath more dimension.”
The first thing you’re going to do is stretch your wire hanger into a circle.
According to AJ, your circular shape doesn’t have to be perfect. Just form it to the best of your ability, and you can always fix it later.
Now, disconnect the wire hanger up near the hook. You can do this by twisting the wire’s edge until the hanger opens up.
It’s time to get decorating!
One by one, you’re going to slide your ornaments onto the side of the wire without the hook. AJ doesn’t use a pre-planned pattern for hers.
Your baubles will start to gather at the bottom of the hanger. This is why you want to be careful of the types you use, as you don’t want them to break.
The ornaments will be tightly-grouped on the wire, as you can see in the photo below. Isn’t it starting to look fun and festive already?
Continue threading your Christmas balls until the entire hanger is filled up. Again, you’ll be using approximately 50-80 of them.
Once it’s completely full, you’re going to close up the wire and rehook the end.
All you need now is a big finishing touch.
What holiday wreath would be complete without a decorative bow to top it off? After you add one to your Christmas DIY wreath it’ll be ready for hanging.
Ta-da! Doesn’t it look just dynamite? Surely it will gather tons of compliments, but it’s up to you whether you want to share that it’s inexpensive too!
AJ’s tutorial has already been viewed more than 4.8 million times – and has many people jumping for joy.
Tara M. shared:
“Target has $1 tubes of ornaments in great colors & textures! Cost me less than $12 & under 1 hour!! Everyone asks where to buy it & are amazed that they’re so easy to make!”
Tory M. commented:
“Of all the ornament wreath tutorials I’ve seen this one by far is the easiest… I love this… no hot glue or anything… it’s great!! Thanks for sharing!!”
You can watch AJ’s step-by-step demonstration for yourself below. Surely it’ll get you in the holiday spirit!
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Source: AJ’s Craft Room