DIY Oversized Simple Christmas Wreath

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Good morning! I hope your weekend is off to a great start. Today we wanted to share a few pictures of our entryway and a wreath that I made for it. After Thanksgiving I will also add a fresh cedar garland to the staircase but I am holding off on that because it usually only last about 3 to 4 weeks so I like waiting until the weekend after Thanksgiving to put up my fresh garland.

I made this wreath entirely using items I already had on hand so it didn’t cost me a penny and I love the how large it is! Because I used all fresh greenery I probably will have two undo it and replace the greenery in a few weeks if I want it to last all the way through Christmas but I don’t mind having to do that because it only took about 15 minutes to put together and it was really easy!

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You can see the tree we made garland for earlier this week over in the corner of this picture:

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So here is how we made it. First, I had this floral wire from other floral projects in the past so pulled it back out. I got mine at Hobby Lobby but you can also find it here.

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Then I started with this 23″ quilting hoop. I got mine over a year ago and used it for a wreath I made for my sister’s bridal shower and then held onto it figuring I could make another wreath out of it again at some point. I paid around $10 last year for it but looks like the prize on Amazon has doubled. They are on sale in Joann’s right now for $6.99 for this size and I think Hobby Lobby sells them for around $8.99 and with a 40% off coupon that marks it down to a little over $5!

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Then I went out to our yard and clipped a bunch of cedar branches and used the wire to attach the first layer of them:

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Then I attached a second layer:

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I had some seeded eucalyptus from Trader Joe’s left over from another project I had worked on earlier in the week so I added a bundle of that to each side. I was going for an overall asymmetrical look.

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I then used the same floral wire to attach some bundles of cinnamon sticks. I think I got these at Hobby Lobby? They were in my stash but I am pretty sure that’s where I originally got them.

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Next up was finding a ribbon to make a bow from. I really wanted to stick with a soft green. I’ve had this ribbon since before I had children – haha! Seriously! I got it when I was pregnant with Lillie. I think it was from Ballard Designs. It was the color I wanted but it’s a little wrinkly after all these years but my goal was to more of less do this project for free with stuff I already had so I went with it:

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Once I hung it I felt like it needed a bit more texture so I added these pods. I bought them at Trader Joe’s earlier this year and used them in most of my fall arrangements. I am excited to add them to my collection of dried items that I pull out every year to accent my fall and winter arrangements. They can add such texture to an arrangement of fresh clippings. I don’t know if Trader Joe’s sells them this time of year but you can find something similar here (although they are much more expensive online – the Trader Joe ones were $2.99 for a pack of three I think?)

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Well that’s it for today! Tomorrow we will be back with a Candle Lit Tour!

Entryway Sources:

Wall Color – Frosty White by Sherwin Williams (we didn’t chose any of the finishes in the house, but I have to say I really really love it and would use it again!)
Wall Color in Office (the dark color in a couple of the photos) – Inkwell by Sherwin Williams
Trim Color – Extra White by Sherwin Williams
Floors – Existing and don’t have info on them, NEVER would have chosen dark with a golden retriever – haha!
Christmas Tree – The Home Depot
Basket – World Market
Felt Pom Pom Garland – I made it  – you can find the post about it here
Yarn Pom Pom Garland – I made it – you can find the post about it here
Dog Bed – World Market (similar here, here and here)
Dresser – Walmart
Mirror – Soft Surroundings (no longer available)
Lamp – Serena and Lily
Candles – Vintage – similar can be found here and here
Wreath – I made it
Books – Vintage/Gifts
Beads – were from Soft Surroundings years ago – similar can be found here
Garland – have had for years – then some clippings from the yard are added to it
Monkey – World Market
Artwork on back wall – Walmart
Oil Painting in Gold Frame – Gift from a family member/vintage
Frames Photos – Framebridge – Richmond Frames – (they are custom done to the size of your photos and my finished frames were roughly 16 by 20)
Sconce – Serena and Lily

Have a wonderful Saturday!

Warmly, Jenni

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