Last week I took a poll on Instagram about creating a DIY version of a Hearth and Hand Christmas wreath I found at Target. The answer was a resounding 100% for the DIY! So today I’m sharing the DIY I created and the links to all the components I used to create my wreath!
The beauty of this particular wreath is how it drapes and flows. There something very organic and bohemian about its composition that drew me in–I’m also a sucker for antique tin bells. With the greenery having a organic look and feel it took a bit of hunting to find the same type of faux greenery. The H&H wreath is actually faux cedar but faux cedar stems where really hard to find and the few I did locate were not the right shape, size, or color.
I ended up choosing this gorgeous faux cypress wreath from Joann’s because its greenery had that perfect drape-y effect I was looking for. Even though it was already beautiful on it’s grapevine wreath I wanted the branches to run in opposite directions of one another like the H&H wreath so it needed to be dissembled. And for my copy cat DIY wreath the branches needed to be on a metal wreath frame to get the same effect as the H&H one. And that’s where our DIY begins!
A note: I used black zip ties to attach the greenery to the wreath because it just made the job so much easier but you could easily achieve the same goal with floral white, pipe cleaners, or twisty ties! You could use green zip ties too.
List of Supplies:
Wire Wreath Frame 16in – you can find these at most craft stores
Cypress Wreath – or comparable faux or real greenery
Back Zip Ties 4in – just make sure they aren’t longer than 4in
Black Velvet Ribbon I/2in– any ribbon of your choice will work
Rounded Top Tin Bells 4in – you can use any size you want I just preferred larger bells
Needle Nose Pliers
- Start by removing the greenery from the wreath. Cut the floral wire holding the greenery into place and remove it from the grapevine wreath. The greenery should slip easily from its place within the wreath.
- Decide which end will be the top and bottom of your wreath and then divide each section into four quadrants. Distribute the greenery atop the wire wreath form to figure out how much greenery you’ll need in in each quadrant and then set them aside. Make sure your greenery is overlapping each other at the top and bottom like two laurel wreaths pointing at one another.
- Begin attaching your branches using the zip ties. Don’t tighten the zip ties all the way until you’re sure each section looks exactly like you want and all the branches are laying the way you like.
- Once your zip ties are tight measure out two identical lengths of black velvet ribbon(or ribbon of your choice)make a bow and attach it to the wreath with a zip tie. I found this tutorial helpful.
- Next attach your bells beneath your ribbon. Again, I used zip ties to attach my bells. I attached the first one to the branches of the wreath and the second bell I attached to the zip tie of the first. I made sure when attaching the bells to mirror their placement on each side.
- When you’re sure everything looks just the way you like pull all the sip ties tight with your needle nose pliers. Then snip all the extra length from all your zip ties and the brown branches ends sticking out.
- Turn your wreath over and you’re done! Stand back and admire your wreath all Christmas season long and into the new year!
This is a really simple DIY that I hope you all really enjoy! I had fun putting it together and I hope you have fun assembling your own wreaths too! I want to see your creations so please tag me on Instagram and Facebook at #GUandGlitzedDIY! Happy Crafting!