This week I decided to share the easiest DIY wreath you’ll ever make. Seriously, it involves no skill, patience or tools. You heard me right, no hassling with a hot glue gun or unruly floral wire. If you have limited time, patience or skill, this is the perfect project for you. At first, I was hesitant to even share this project. Let’s be honest, it isn’t the most impressive wreath. However, after thinking about all of my family and friends that claim to have zero crafting skills, I want to show them that there are plenty of insanely easy projects out there for anyone to try!
I painted the interior of my entry door this warm blue tone a few years back and while I love the color, it was still missing something. I’ve always loved the look of a simple green wreath. I see the boxwood wreaths all over the place right now but I wanted something a little different with more variation in color to provide some depth and lighten up the door. On top of that, I wasn’t going to pay $40+ for a store bought wreath. I’ve made dozens of wreaths in the past so it was no question that I would make my own to save some money. However, sometimes I only have the patience to do a craft that takes less than 5 minutes. I’m a busy woman and I just don’t have hours every day to create things from scratch.
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Here’s how you can create your own custom DIY wreath in less than 5 minutes.
Faux greenery and/or flowers
Start with a wreath base. I had already planned to start with a grapevine wreath as the base since I had an extra one laying around. You can typically find these at any craft store and the 12″ diameter ones like I use are less than $5 each. WIN!
Choose your greenery/floral stems. I found some garland on sale that had individual stems on it that were pretty rigid and likely to hold their shape over time. The ones that I picked out had a mix of green and cream colors but there were tons of additional options to choose from as well. I bought 2 of the garland and cut the individual stems off as you can see in the image below.
To assemble the wreath, simply push each stem into the wreath framework spacing the stems to create an even and full look. That’s it friends! No glue or wire required! I would recommend evenly spacing the stems across from each other to start. Then fill in the gaps in between. For example, start with stems at top and bottom of the wreath. Then place one on each side. From there, fill in the remaining gaps until you have the fullness that you are looking for.
It should be noted that I made this wreath for indoor use. If you plan to place it on the exterior of your home and you don’t have a storm or screen door to protect it from the elements, the stems may fall out during inclement weather. There is a simple fix though if you still like the look of this wreath. Just throw some hot glue or wire on there to physically attach the stems to the wreath base and you should be good to go.
I love the charm and warmth that this wreath adds to my entry. I also love that it isn’t season specific so I can leave it up year round as is. That being said, if you want to spice it up for the different seasons it would be really easy to add a few pastel stems into the mix for spring, yellows, reds and oranges for fall or winter stems for Christmas.
There you have it friends. I hope that this post will inspire others to create their own wreaths after seeing how easy it can be. I’d love to see what you come up with! Please share your creations on social media using #handmadeweekly.