Note: This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.
This is my first attempt at a traditional Christmas wreath! (I’ve made 2 wreaths before, but they are far from traditional: Peace wreath and Monogram wreath.) And I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty proud of myself! Another major plus, this 3-tier wreath is ridiculously easy to make, it’s made with pre-made wreaths! After you grab your supplies from Home Depot, you’ll need about one hour to craft this bad
boy girl up and get your door all fancy for December!
Oh and I will be teaching you how to make a wreath at the DIY Workshop on November 21st at in San Antonio, TX: 527 Fair Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78223! Register for the free workshop here! This DIY Workshop will be taught on Saturday morning at all Home Depot’s across the nation, I will be at the one in San Antonio!
Here is the exact project that will be taught at the DIY workshop!
Here is what you need to craft up my version of the 3-tier wreath:
- 3- 24in. decorated wreaths ($8.98 each)
- 3- 20 inch decorative tree picks in gold or red ($4.88 each)
- 1- roll of wire edged ribbon in cranberry frost
- String (or aluminum hobby wire)
- A wreath hanger
- A safety pin and a clothes pin
First, gather all of the supplies from Home Depot. I love that the wreaths come with pinecones and red berries!
Next, you need to tie the 3 wreaths together. I used string, true! It’s what I had on hand, and it worked perfectly! So, lay your 3 wreaths face down on the floor and tie the wire frames together so that the wreaths will hang in a straight line. I also used this time to give the wreaths a good fluff.
Now, turn over your 3-tiered wreath and it’s time to make the bow. My bow is so un fancy, I promise you can make it. It’s held together with a safety pin for goodness sakes! But, I do love how simple and clean it looks. So, for the bow, you will need 2 separate pieces of ribbon to make the actual bow and then 2 more separate pieces to make the dangles.
For the bow, you need:
- 1 piece of 50″ long ribbon
- 1 piece of 15″ long ribbon
I folded the 50″ inch ribbon across itself to make 2 big loops. Then use the 15″ piece to wrap around the center and form the bow. Turn the bow over, and use the safety pin to hold it all together. Make sure the safety pin goes through all of the pieces except the front loop of the bow. Then give the bow a little poof, and voila! To make the long dangle pieces of the bow just use the roll of ribbon and weave it in and out of the wreath, cutting the piece of ribbon at the bottom of the wreath. Do the same thing to the other side.
Now, don’t laugh, but to clip my bow into my wreath I used a clothespin! Talk about easy! (And easy to store when it’s time to take the holiday wreath down.) So, now that your 3-tier wreath has a bow and 2 long ribbon trails, it is time to add a few fun pops of color. Grab one of the red berry tree picks, and break it into 3 pieces. It easily pulls apart, like this:
Then give each wreath a piece of red berry! Do the same thing with the gold berries and the glittered eucalyptus. These little pieces are already on wire, so just twist them around the metal portion of the wreath. Now, grab your wreath hanger and attach it to the metal part of hte wreath and hang it on your front door! High five, we made an awesome wreath!
Want more 3-tier wreath inspiration? Check out 22 more versions of the Christmas wreath from my blog buddies!
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Don’t forget to register for the free DIY workshop at your local Home Depot. And if you’re in San Antonio, come hang out with me!
Are you a wreath maker (or buyer)? Do you change wreaths often for the season/ holiday? I’d love to hear…