Good evening, everyone! I’m sorry but I just cannot get enough of Fall. It seems like everywhere I look I see Pumpkin Spice something. I also keep noticing beautiful fall wreaths hanging on everyone’s door. And of course that makes me want my own pretty wreath. So I headed to Hobby Lobby where I was completely disappointed in what I found. $90 for one wreath. Yes, that’s $90! There is no way I could afford to buy one so I had to compromise. I made my own wreath this year. I think it’s just as pretty as the Hobby Lobby wreath and my cost was less than $12.
Cost: Less than $12
Time: About 30 minutes
Here’s how I did it:
My materials: An old metal hanger from the coat closet, glittery leaves and a sunflower clip from Hobby Lobby, and extra wide Autumn colored ribbon from Walmart.
First, bend the metal hanger into a circle. This is probably the hardest part. You could buy a wreath starter and save your fingers but I wanted to save money. Once you have a nice round circle, twist the ends of the hanger together so that they don’t come apart. If you have trouble with this cover the end with duct tape.
Next, start wrapping the ribbon around the hanger. Tie the ribbon around the hanger in a simple knot.
Once the knot is where it needs to be, use your hands to carefully pull it loose. This gives the wreath a puffy look. Don’t worry it will look great when it’s done!
Continue wrapping, knotting, and fluffing the ribbon until you reach the starting point. I found that it took a little bit of adjusting to get the ribbon just right.
Once you get back to your starting point you have two options: 1. Tie the ribbon into a nice bow, or 2. Tie off the final knot and leave the ends hanging down. I left the ends of my wreath loose. I used scissors to cut the ribbon so that it would hang down in several strips.
Next, comes my favorite part! Decorating the wreath. The sunflower that I bought actually had a clip on the back of it so I just clipped it onto the wreath. I used a hot glue gun to secure the leaves in place.
And that, my friends, is how I made a killer wreath for under $12! It’s hanging on my door now and I look forward to using it for years to come.
Oh! and I had plenty of ribbon and leaves left over for other project.