Wednesday, December 15, 2010

How to Make a Christmas Wreath

This year our family went to the local Christmas tree farm to get a Christmas tree. (The artificial tree that we have been using for the last decade was falling apart). After having to saw off some of the bottom and side of the tree to even get it through our front door, I was wondering what I could do with all the extra pieces of pine branches. I decided to make a Christmas wreath for our front door.

Here is what I did:

First and most important of all - I went to my mother-in-law's house because she has a big craft room with lots of stuff that she lets me use.  :)  Then I got two wire hangers, bent them into a circle and wired them together with craft wire.

Then I started adding branches. I stuck the stem between the hangers and wrapped them tight with wire. Do this all the way around and keep adding branches and twigs until you are happy with how it looks.

Then add the embellishments. I tied a bow on the top of the wreath around the hanger. I also added a pinecone and some weird red things that I found at the bottom of a craft box. They looked Christmasy enough.

Here is the final product, hanging on our door.

Have you ever made a Christmas wreath?


  1. Well done woman! Frugal and a little bit fancy all at once.

  2. That is so cute! I'm allergic to those unfortunately. I sneeze like crazy so you won't find me making a real one. I remember in school we did the hanger thing and took garbage bag strips and tied them around and it took forever. I remember I must have thought it was pretty cool because I made one for all of my siblings minus 2 and I have 7 siblings...oiy. I don't think that would be very pretty...I'm surprised by siblings didn't hand it right back.