I bet you have an old ratty fake green Christmas wreath lying around your basement or in the garage or way back in the darkness of a closet. Great! Grab it because today I’m sharing how to update an old wreath and make it spectacularly festive and oh, so Christmassy! You will be so glad you saved it! I can’t wait to show you just how easy it is! Let’s get going you will want to use it later today!
Today is HOME STYLE SATURDAY and my friends and I are sharing the best of our archived posts. How fun! Lots of Christmas spirit here! See their posts at the bottom of this page. And thanks, Lory from Designthusiam for getting our post together!
Here’s the nice thing about updating an old wreath beside not spending for a new one, you can make it to work with your current decor. Fabulous!
Here is the wreath I used a few years ago. Not in bad shape, but not the style I’m looking for.
This year’s Christmas decor is more traditional and less farmhouse. So I took my pine wreath and started adding!
- I like to gather up my supplies. I always start with things I might use. I really don’t know until I start working with a wreath exactly what elements I’ll use. So I gather a “collection”.
- I have tons of old greens on picks and cut up garland. I just keep reusing it year after year. (Here’s a little tip: I buy 6 new good quality greens every year and mix them with the old. I also throw away my oldest and worst looking greens. I love good faux! I used to use all fresh, but I can’t stand when the begin to drop!)
- Because this wreath will be used indoors on the mantle I don’t have to glue the greens into the wreath. This will save both the greens and the wreath for future use. I intertwine the greens into the pine wreath. Keep adding different greens into your old wreath. Until you get the look you want.
As you can see, the wreath is so much fuller and has many different kinds of green woven into the original pine.
The next thing I did was make a loopy bow and attach it to the wreath with a thin wire. You might like to see my post on MAKING A CHRISTMAS BOW. I got this ribbon at Costco.
Then I took long stems of frosted red berries and laced them through the greens into position.
Before I put the rest of the decorations on the wreath I hung it on the mantle. Because I didn’t glue the embellishments in place I did not want to move it around much. If you are using an updated wreath where it might get touched or on a door make sure to put a dab of glue on the Christmas fru fru so it won’t drop.
To hang the wreath, I took a length of ribbon and looped it through the metal rim in the back of the wreath and stapled the ribbon to itself securely! This made a nice ribbon to hang the wreath from.
Once the wreath was hung I fluffed the bow and repositioned the berries and tucked snowy pinecone and stars into the wreath. This year’s decor has lots of stars!
EASY PEASY! A new wreath from an old one!
And my newly updated wreath has a whole new look! Because I didn’t glue anything together I’ll be able to take this wreath apart and use all the part again!
If you want to see the rest of the mantle click HERE!
Now get busy! Get out an old wreath and some greens and see what you can come up with! I bet it will be spectacular!