DIY Classic Christmas Wreath

DIY Classic Christmas Wreath TutorialWhen my daughter came home for Thanksgiving, she mentioned that she’d like a Christmas wreath for her front door. So I took on the challenge and we were off to Hobby Lobby. We came up with this totally DIY Classic Christmas Wreath and it has a little touch of bling for my bling-loving daughter!

This was my kind of project. Just about 12 bucks and ten minutes is all it took to put this together. We got a very basic artificial pine wreath that was originally $9.99 but was half price. We added a package of silver, metallic snowflakes and five stems of silver berries.

DIY Classic Christmas Wreath Tutorial ~ so easy!The snowflakes and berries were half price too. Gotta love Black Friday. Here’s all you do…fluff the branches of the wreath. Pull them out and shape it so it has a sort of 3-D effect. Attach the snowflakes and berries by wrapping the wreath branches through and around them. No glue or wire needed. Stick with an odd number of embellishments. I used five of both the snowflakes and berries. I was going to use seven but had to back off because the wreath was too small.

Classic Christmas Wreath Tutorial: 12 bucks and 10 minutes is all you need! So easy!The branches of these faux pine wreaths are like already-installed craft wire. Use them to attach all your embellishments. The only thing that you would have to glue is an actual round ornament. To hang this sort of wreath, take one of the branches and wrap it around your nail or screw 4 or 5 times. No need for any sort of wire hanger. My daughter isn’t really a bow lover so we opted to leave that off. It nearly killed me though…I kept wandering around the bolts of silver ribbon but finally gave up. 

It looks like a bomb went off in my living room. Seriously. I have a lot to do today and then hope to share some Christmas decor inspiration using things I already had from my fall decor and natural elements. See you soon!

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  1. Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication says:

    Beautiful! You did a great job!

  2. That is a really beautiful wreath, you do make the prettiest things, Ann, even without a gorgeous “ANN” bow, it’s lovely.
    Hugs, Cindy

  3. Ethel Alderson says:

    Ann, Tell me about the silver on this site – i.e. pitcher and two dishes.
    I am interested in odd pieces of hotel silver. I think this is what I can afford!
    Please give us some discussion on the topic, what to look for, how to tell what to buy!
    Love the wreath. Great time for Mom and daughter. Enjoy!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Ethel! All the silver I own has been inherited. My husband’s family was large and between his grandmother, mother and aunt there was a ton of silver. In the last few years, silver has become more readily available at antique malls and shows but it’s pretty pricey. The best place to find it that’s affordable is at thrift stores. Goodwill and church thrift shops are the best. I’ve seen it at my Goodwill for just a few dollars. People don’t want to clean it so they give it away. Don’t be afraid to buy a piece that’s badly tarnished. It will clean up beautifully. Here’s my post on how to clean silver:

  4. Great wreath, and what a fun way to spend the day with your daughter:)

  5. Thanks for sharing Ann. Love the simplicity of your wreath and the fact it is something I can complete quickly.

  6. Mary@athomeonthebay says:

    It’s very pretty Ann. Those are my kind of projects too.

  7. That’s a beautiful wreath…I love the simplicity of it!

  8. Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads says:

    Ann, your daughter’s wreath is just lovely! She is so lucky to have you as a mom, but she probably knows that, though! My house has looked like a bomb went off for about 2 weeks now, but I’m getting there! Hoping for a sunny day tomorrow!

  9. I love the wreath for your daughter! Also I recd my “sleigh bells ring” pillow cover & love it!! The stars are wonderful too!! Thank you! Thank you!!

  10. Simple but simply beautiful!!!!

  11. Ann. How cute! So glad I’m on your blog list. Really enjoying it.

  12. Oh I LOVE this!! I have those snowflakes all over my house!! Beautiful!!~~Ang

  13. Leigh Powell Hines says:

    That is lovely, Ann.

  14. Really like the wreath you made for your daughter. It is simple yet perfect. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Ann, what a lucky daughter. This wreath is stunning, I don’t think it needs a bow.


  16. Elizabeth@ Blue Clear Sky says:

    Very pretty! I find I am liking simple wreaths more and more lately. The one in our living room has only a shiny snowflake ornament and the one in our dining room has only a simple fabric bow.

  17. Yvonne @ StoneGable says:

    Isn’t it amazing how our children ask and we creative mom’s make? You have a very lucky daughter, this wreath is beautiful!!!! No bow! Oh,no! it still is amazing!

  18. Nancy Bailey says:

    Oh how I wish we had Holly Lobby stores out here!! I see so many wonderful craft idea possibilities from that vendor. I will try Michael’s to see if I can find something close.

  19. Debra@CommonGround says:

    so pretty with the silver bling, and wow Ann, your silver looks fabulous!!

  20. Ann, your daughter’s wreath is lovely, perfect for all winter long. I’m planning a trip to Hobby Lobby today to find some ribbon to hang several small boxwood wreaths from my kitchen windows.

  21. I think its amazingly beautiful , as I do everything you make..

    I love visiting here , it starts my day off smiling.