If you are looking for a festive way to adorn your front door this holiday season, a spruce door wreath can be the perfect solution. It’s simple to make and will last for up to three weeks. And it costs next to nothing!
First, gather some of the basic components. You can use a real evergreen tree, or purchase one for a few dollars. Then, you’ll need some wire, foliage, and a wreath form. You can find some of these components at your local garden center, or you can find them online. In fact, you might even be able to repurpose old wire clothes hangers.
Next, you’ll want to cut a few branches. You can also buy a pre-made wire wreath from Amazon. For a spruce door wreath, you’ll need at least two branches and six inches of branch ends. However, you’ll probably want to add extra foliage and other bits to the wreath for a more festive look.
Using a hot glue gun, you can secure flowers and other pieces to the wreath. You can even tie ribbon around the top of the wreath for a festive look. A red bow will also add a splash of color.
To make the best of your wreath, use spray paint to add shimmer to your greenery. For example, you might spray paint some of the spruce foliage to mimic the look of pine cones. Or, you might choose to add miniature candy canes for a whimsical look. Whatever you do, remember to keep the colors in your wreath coordinated. This will help your wreath stand out against other decorations.
Next, you’ll want to wrap some of your wire around the base of your wreath form. Make sure to fluff up your foliage so it looks full. As you do this, you’ll also want to tuck the end of the wire into the wreath.
Once you’ve completed the first part of your wreath, you’ll need to start adding the actual flowers and other elements. These can include real or faux flowers, berries, ornaments, and more. You can use the same techniques as above to attach your decor to the wire. You can also opt to use a flat thumbtack to attach your decorations to the base of your wreath.
Whether you opt for a classic spruce wreath, or something more modern and gilded, a fresh greenery wreath is a fun and inexpensive way to decorate your home. Plus, it can be used year-round.
One option is to find a plastic or metal floral frame. You can find them in different sizes and shapes online, or you can use a cut foam block. Alternatively, you can ask your local tree supplier to give you any leftover offcuts.
Finally, you’ll need to gather a few of the most impressive and fun wreath accessories. The best part is that they are all easy to find. Some of these are free, while others can cost a small fortune.