How to Make a Christmas Wreath

Spruce up your holiday decor with a festive Christmas wreath made from something other than traditional greenery. Fashion it with a few items from the craft store, in just four simple steps, as seen in this video.

What You Need

  • wreath, wire cutters, berries or small ornaments, florist's wire
Follow These Four Easy Steps
  1. Choose wreath & gather your decorations

    Pick up a plain grapevine or pinecone wreath at any craft store. Then choose embellishments that suit your decorating style—like berries, tiny ornaments, or a selection of leaves.

  2. Cut garland

    Using wire cutters, snip off individual pieces, leaving enough of a stem on each to secure it to the wreath.

  3. Attach decorations

    Find a spot on the wreath that will provide a good anchor for your bunch of berries, small ornaments, or spray of leaves. Nestle the decorations between the branches, following the grain of the wreath. Use florist’s wire to affix smaller elements. <br /><br />
    <strong>Tip:</strong> When spray-painting a grapevine wreath, hold the spray can 12 inches from the wreath, and paint the branches with two coats (allow drying time between each coat) in a well-ventilated area. Let it dry for several hours.

  4. Add final touches

    Fill in any holes or sparse areas on the wreath. You may want to add a bow, tuck in a pinecone, or bring in a colorful element for contrast.<br/><br/>Find more easy <a target="_self" href="http://www.realsimple.com/holidays-entertaining/holidays/christmas/five-... decorating ideas</a> here.

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