Lately, I’ve been smitten with simple, modern wreaths. I’ve seen them all over Pinterest and priced for a more than I’m willing to pay on Etsy.
How hard could it be to make this myself?
That’s the question I ask myself with most trends that I become obsessed with. Sometimes that question makes my life a lot harder and my pocket much lighter. This project is not one of those cases.
With just a few supplies, I was able to customize my own simple, modern wreath for a fraction of the online cost and it only took 10 minutes to make.
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What You’ll Need
Craft rings come in all different sizes, so you can choose one that fits your door best. I opted for the largest option. You can find these in the craft/macrame section at Hobby Lobby.
Choose a greenery stem of your choice. I chose the one pictured because it has plenty of movement and the fact that it is simple and green. I personally didn’t want flowers or too much fluff for this specific wreath, but you can choose whatever brings you joy…or is on sale. Lavender, cotton stems, boxwood stems, or dried eucalyptus would also be great options depending on your style.
The ribbon is optional, but it’s a great solution if you need to hide a hook like I did. I ended up using the black striped burlap ribbon that I purchased at Hobby Lobby a year or two ago instead of the yellow one pictured above. I’ve used the black striped ribbon for so many projects, I just couldn’t convince myself to use something besides my favorite. Unfortunately, Hobby Lobby doesn’t sell it anymore, but I found this one, which is nearly identical. If you’re going for a modern look, keep the ribbon simple and neutral.
What To Do
1. Lay your greenery strand on top of your ring in the position you want it to be in for the finished product.
2. Beginning at the end of the stem, tightly wrap a small piece of floral wire around the stem and ring.
3. Work your way down the stem wrapping the floral wire where it’s needed.
4. Assess the strength of the wreath by holding it up. If there are any loose strands, use a bead of hot glue on the stem and ring to secure it.
5. Wrap a piece of jute twine or ribbon to the top of the stem to hide the floral wire and stem. Use a bead of hot glue down the stem to securely fasten the twine.
6. Finish it off with a ribbon of your choice!
The hardest part of this project was choosing the greenery. Making it into a wreath was super simple and maybe 10 minutes to create. It’s such a quick, inexpensive way to bring a pop of color to your front door. It’s also easy to adjust this tutorial to any season. I already have a Christmas wreath in mind for this year!
What do you think? Do you have plans to make a wreath for spring?