Garland Wrapped Wreaths {Easy & Inexpensive DIY Faux Wreath}

I wanted a little something this year to dress up
the double doors in our family room.


I was thinking fresh wreaths but decided to go faux since I wanted them to hang on the inside; the doors are used quite a bit to access our deck and all I could imagine were falling needles every time the doors were opened or closed.


I made a couple garland wrapped wreaths last year for my kitchen; simple and as easy as can be. The foam wreath forms came from the dollar store and the inexpensive ‘green pine’ like garland can be found pretty much anywhere. {tinsel would work too} Just a tad bit of hot glue on one end of the garland to hold in place and wrap, wrap, wrap… a little glue to secure the other end and your done.


I like them because they are a little different then your ‘traditional looking’ faux wreath – plus the fullness is pretty cool.


Since the doors are used quite a bit, I used suction hooks on the glass to hang the wreaths. {I simply slid a piece of twine into the back of the wreath, between the garland, and tied in a loop for the hanger} The ribbon is pretty much just for show – plus it camouflages the hook and hanger. I looped the ribbon around the wreath and made a small cut on ‘back’ layer so the twine could poke through and be hung.


The ends of the ribbon are attached to the very top of the door using a piece of Gorilla Tape. {this stuff has incredible hold and will pretty much secure anything}


I added a couple metal letter ornaments I already had from Restoration Hardware to the wreath centers.

{There’s a tiny peek at the ‘family room’ tree … as soon as I fix that darn strand of lights I’ll take more pics}

The Sunday Showcase Party
will be up tonight {along with a pretty awesome giveaway..or two}
I can’t wait to see what everyone has been up to this week!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend ~Enjoy!

                  

Comments

  1. Very pretty. Simplicity at it’s finest.

  2. Beautiful! I want wreaths!

  3. Very nice! I am on another hiatus as my brand new computer died with my photos… ARGH! I love your wreaths! And we have the same letters from Restoration Hardware… an I, E, and S! Gotta love their clearance sales! Can’t wait to see the rest of your room!

  4. Your wreaths look great! I may have to pull out my old garland and give it a new life. Thanks for the inspiration. Have a beautiful weekend!

    Best wishes,
    Tammy

  5. Wow, They look so elegant! Bravo. I would love for you to stop by Wiccan Make Some Too’s Wickedly Crafty Saturdays & share this
    http://wiccanmakesometoo.blogspot.com/2010/12/wickedly-crafty-saturdays-3.html

  6. They look really great. You have great style!

  7. Hi Stephanie Lynn-

    This is such a great idea. Sometimes store bought wreaths can look so uneven and scraggly(is that a word?)- you know that I mean. Yours are so modern and fresh looking.
    My best- Diane

  8. That’s such a great idea. I love the fullness. (And the encouraging cost of materials!)

  9. Oh how pretty. They look fabulous. Love the letters hanging from the center. Such a great idea. Hugs, Marty

  10. So pretty and classic. I love it.

  11. Beautiful – what a great idea!

    About those lights…we had three strands go out on our tree this year, took us nearly two hours and we still couldn’t figure it out. Go to Walmart or Target and near the extra Christmas light bulbs they should have a little tool, looks kinda like a dark red plastic water gun, it’s a light and continuity tester. Walmart had them for $20, Target for $19. I brought it home and my hubs had the lights fixed in literally ten minutes – it does several different tests to tell you what is wrong with that strand. LOVE IT!!! Hubs said it was the best $20 he’s ever spent on a Christmas item. :) (It’s actually called a Light Keeper Pro, but it wasn’t packaged as that in either store I saw them in – http://www.lightkeeperpro.com/)

  12. I adore this post!

  13. Simple yet beautiful! Love it.

  14. I’m heading out to buy the supplies. This is too cute!

  15. hey stephanie lynn! i have those exact same wreaths on my windows! i got everything at the dollar store! gosh! i love that place! i love your double doors!

  16. I love the wreathes! Nice and full and reminiscent of nature outside.
    Brenda

  17. Big fan of your blog :) I’ve actually mentioned you a couple times in my blog :) The homemade ( )
    - The homemade hot chocolate and marshmallow gift basket
    http://adamandhaleykjar.blogspot.com/2010/11/snow-cocoaand-homemade-mallows.html
    - Your sugar lemon hand scrub:
    http://adamandhaleykjar.blogspot.com/2010/11/bye-bye-boys.html

    And I LOVE these wreathes! Especially with the monograms :) Thanks for all of your fabulous ideas and tutorials!

  18. Great idea, I have been looking for an easy inexpensive way to make some wreaths. Thanks for sharing!

  19. These turned out beautifully! I am loving your Christmas home reveal…so beautiful one space at a time! I am always ohhing and awwing at everything! I have thought about doing something similiar to this and I am thrilled that it actually looks real!

  20. Ooohh, Gorilla TAPE??? Am adding that to my list now! Thanks for sharing this beautiful idea!

    Betsey at b.bar
    http://www.bybbar.blogspot.com

        

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