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If you love winter décor but don't want to spend a fortune – try this DIY Winter Wreath (that I made for $5!)
DIY Winter Wreath
I have a confession – I hate winter. I don't like to be cold, I don't like driving in the snow, and there's not a colorful leaf to be seen! Now, I LOVE Christmas. I could admire my Christmas decorations forever and enjoy the Christmas season with the best of them. But, once Christmas is over, I get offended when it snows! Okay, that's dramatic. But, I don't enjoy the winter season as much and I think it's because I get the post-Christmas blues after the holiday.
This year, I decided to ward off those post-Christmas blues by leaning into the winter season and, specifically, winter décor! Since we just spent a lot of money on Christmas, I was looking for a solution that wouldn't involve spending a ton of money.
That's why this DIY Winter Wreath is PERFECT. It cost me $5!
I am so pleased with the results, and it really does bring some winter wonderland joy. Here's how I made it:
Supplies for this DIY Winter Wreath
I headed to the Dollar Tree for supplies for this DIY. You'll want to grab:
- One 10″ foam floral wreath (if you like wreath DIYs, you can grab a 5-pack of these for $6.25 or get a single one in-store)
- Microfiber Duster/Mop Pads (I used 3 for this project – they're with the cleaning supplies)
- Wintery accessories for the middle (I used a wooden tree and a little house I snagged from the Target Dollar Spot before Christmas, but you could use bottle brush trees, a bow, snowmen, etc.)
- Hot Glue Gun
How to make your DIY Winter Wreath
- Cut each duster pad in half, giving you 6 almost-square pieces
- Lay your foam wreath on top of one of the pieces. The ends should come together with a slight overlap when you wrap them around, with the fluffy side out.
- Use your hot glue gun to make a line of glue on the bottom piece where they overlap and press the top piece into the glue.
Note: this part got a little messy and I ended up with glue and threads on my fingers. I powered through! 🙂
- Repeat this process around the wreath, using all 6 pieces of the duster pad.
Note: the pieces should be able to move around so you can squeeze them together a little to fit the last piece of the duster pad in. This way your wreath is full and fluffy.
- Use hot glue to attach your accessories to the bottom of the wreath on the inside.
- You can go back in and fluff out spots or trim loose pieces as needed.
- Display and enjoy!
Where to Hang Your Wreath
I love how fluffy this wreath is! It's soft and just so cute. Because of the material, I would not hang this wreath outside. I decided (actually, my four-year-old suggested) to stand my wreath on the kitchen counter. It's the perfect spot because I already have some natural wood accents so it fit right in. You could hang this wreath on the inside of your front door or on a mirror, or standing against something like mine.
I hope you love this DIY if you try it. We'd love to see your finished project!
Here's another fun, winter wreath that team member, Cheree, made last year!
DIY Pinecone Wreath
I saw a darling flocked pinecone wreath in a store recently, but it was $50!! I was sooooo tempted by it, but I just couldn't bring myself to spend that much.
So, I started collecting pinecones……
and collecting. 🙂
I finally had enough to put this wreath together and it's just perfect for Winter! Here are the steps if you'd like to make this creation on your own.
Here are the supplies you'll need to make a DIY Pinecone Wreath:
- 12 or 16 inch styrofoam wreath form
- A ton (I mean really a whole bunch) of small pinecones
- 1 roll of wide burlap, linen or cotton ribbon (just some sort that the hot glue will stick to)
- Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks (it takes a bunch)
- Snowy spray
- You might need garden gloves if your pinecones are particularly prickly and some small clippers in case you need to trim some of the pinecones.
How to make your own Pinecone Wreath:
The first thing you will need to do is to collect your pinecones. Ask your friends and neighbors if they have any pinecone trees. I found that people will gladly let you come and clean up the pinecones out of their yard, haha!
You will need the smaller pinecones for this project, so keep that in mind when you are scoping out where to get your free pinecones.
Gather a ton of pinecones and once you think you have enough, gather more!!! You will need them I promise!
I did end up buying 2 little bags of the smaller pinecones from Michael's that were $3 each. I happened on 2 more bags after Christmas at Target that were 90% off making them just $.50 each! Score!! Those had some larger ones in them too that I can use later. I may or may not be hoarding pinecones over here!
Now, you will need a bit of patience for this part. If you find bugs in your pinecones, bake those critters right out on a foil lined cookie sheet in a 200 degree oven for about an hour. Let them cool and hang out for a day or so.
Finally, start the wreath! Take your ribbon and completely wrap it around your wreath form. I intended to use some burlap, but got the wreath halfway wrapped and ran out, yikes! But, fortunately I had some “linen type” ribbon leftover from Christmas that worked perfectly! Just hot glue or use some long straight pins to secure the ribbon.
At this point, I actually added another piece of long ribbon that the wreath will hang from.
Now, the fun begins ~ fire up the glue gun and start adding your pinecones!
Once you add a few, you will see that it is really like a puzzle where as you keep adding, they fall into place. I did the front and middle section first, saving the outside for last so it was easier to manage.
You will definitely have to be a bit creative near the end to complete the bottom section. I was so glad I added the tie since I ended up hanging it and sitting on the floor to finish off the bottom!
I absolutely loved how it turned out in it's natural state! Honestly, I almost kept it this way and really went back and forth on whether to flock it or not! You can definitely stop here and leave it natural and it will be gorgeous!
I WENT FOR IT!
In the end, the pretty winter-white is what I wanted for my January décor so I went with the DIY WINTER pinecone wreath after all 🙂
I actually hung this baby from a tree outside and lightly sprayed several coats of the flocking spray until it was covered in snowy goodness!
I spent about $15 for my wreath, and I think it is just as pretty or even prettier than the one I originally saw that was $50!
OH MY GOODNESS, I just love, love, LOVE it all snowy and sparkly!! 🙂
I think this DIY Pinecone Wreath is a perfect addition to my winter decor, and you really can make it on a penny pinched budget.
Looking for a bit more DIY inspiration? Here you go:
- Monogrammed Burlap Table Runner
- DIY Chalkboard
- Painted Pinecones
- Penny Pinched Way To Fill A Large Jar
- Burlap Wreath
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