I love Christmas wreaths…..they are my favourite Christmas decor item. I have a lot of wreaths both handmade and purchased . This year I wanted a rustic stick wreath to go in my entrance so I decided to make my own. The great thing about this wreath is that it was FREE! I stripped down an old Easter wreath to use a base, the sticks I got from pruning our lemon trees and I scavenged the Pinecones from the local pine forests. If you want to make your own follow the tutorial below.
Gather your supplies, you will need: Sticks, Pine cones, a wreath as a base (preferably one made from twigs), florist wire, ribbon and hot glue.
Place a row of the sticks around the wreath – I chose to place mine around in a clockwise direction……you want your sticks to protrude out from the wreath.
Once you are happy with your layout glue them down using the hot glue.
Lay down another layer of sticks in the gaps of your last layer. I just did two layers on my wreath plus a few random ones to fill in gaps as I wanted a design that had a lot of gaps……you could easily fill this in to make a fuller wreath.
Add your Pine cones, using your florist wire to attach them. I also added ribbon to hang my wreath but that is a personal preference.
This turned out exactly how I wanted and I love that it cost me nothing, plus it took no time at all! What do you think? Have you made your own wreath this year?