This Christmas, I wanted to keep my decorations really simple. I didn’t want anything too cluttered, just pretty lights and greenery. After buying a couple of garlands and LED lights for the outside of the house, things were starting to get expensive. So instead of continuing to buy fake greenery, I decided to make my own out of some leftovers from our Christmas tree. Here is a simple Scripted Wreath DIY that didn’t take a whole lot of time and makes a pretty big impact in our entryway. It’s not really perfect, but I think I like it better that way.
What you’ll need:
– Lots of greenery left over from the tree or trimmed off of an evergreen in your neighbors yard (but be stealthy about it!)
– Flower wire
– Hedge clippers
– Wire clippers
What you’ll do:
Ok so this isn’t really an exact science and I honestly can’t even break it into steps but here is sort of a play by play. Figure out how big you want your message to be so you can get an idea of the size of your letters. I say this because I obviously forgot and made my letters super huge and that is why they are hung vertically instead of horizontally. Be smarter than I was. To start your first letter, find a branch that is kind of sturdy. Cut lots of little pieces filled with needles. Wrap the little pieces one at a time over the sturdy brand and secure with wire by just circling tightly several times in order to make the branch fuller. Once you have a good leg of the letter (say N), add another sturdy branch for the center leg and tie to the first by circling around and in between the branches. Continue to add small pieces of greenery to make the wreath full. Repeat for all the letters. For the O, work your way around in a circle (obviously) by curving the branches and then complete the circle by tying the two ends together with the floral wire. Once you are done with your letters, you can hang them with little Command strip hooks to prevent any damage to the wall. Wow was that a novel, maybe I should have broken it into steps. Oh well.
Such a simple yet beautiful idea, I love it!
holy cow! I didn’t realize you guys actually used legit greenery (I thought it was the bendy-wire-faux-garland stuff). final product is super cute. how long did this take to do?!
Yup! I just used leftover clippings from the Christmas tree! It was actually easier than you would think once I finally got around to doing it. Maybe an hour and a half ish?