I don’t know about all of you, but I have had the hardest time getting into the spirit of the season this year! Perhaps it’s been brought on by the warmest fall ever? It feels like it’s more like late October at this point, yet here we are, less than a month away from Christmas. So, as a remedy to this super tragic situation, I have been listening to non-stop Christmas music and decorating like crazy. The ABC Family and Lifetime Original movie binges will start tonight. Plural. So many movies are to be watched. 12 Dates of Christmas? Christmas Kiss? That one with Christina Milian where she lives in a snow globe for a minute? Yes, that Christina Milian, from Dip it Low to Snowglobe, oh how the great have fallen.
Another story for another time, I guess.
Today, I thought I would share with you how I took about $6 worth of Dollar Tree goodies and turned them into an adorable holiday wreath in under an hour.
DIY Dollar Store Wreath
- Natural Willow Wreath. I purchased the 9-inch size.
- A mixture of burgundy and red 5-Stem Berry Bushes (I also purchased some pine cone bushes too, but decided not to use them in the end…maybe for another wreath?). I used 5 bushes, you may need more or less, depending on the size of your wreath.
- Hot glue. I used my low-temp glue gun and about half of a stick of glue
- Twine, ribbon, or string to hang the wreath
- Deconstruct your berry bushes by pulling the bundles off of their stems. Don’t worry if a few berries fall off, you can always glue them onto the wreath later if need be.
- Start gluing the bushes to the wreath! I originally laid them all out so I could see what the colors looked like together, but in the end, I sort of attached them like a puzzle. Whichever bundle seemed to fit next, I attached at that time. I love the randomness of the burgundy and red colors mixed together
- Continue to attach the bushes all the way around the wreath, securing with dots of glue on the wreath and bundle to bundle.
- Once you complete the first circle, step back and take a look. Does anything look a little bare?
- For any spots that need a boost, attach another bush. I cut a few of the bushes down even further with a wire cutter to easily fill in some small patches and make the wreath look balanced.
- Tie on your twine and hang!
That’s it! How adorable is this? I think I’ll be able to keep it up all winter season because it isn’t overly “Christmassy”. Other berry wreaths I’ve seen cost anywhere from $20-70- crazy! Another idea would be to spray paint at the end, maybe in white, or a metallic color to match your decor.
Simple, easy, elegant. You’re welcome.