Easy DIY Wreath For All Seasons

diy wreath

I would consider myself an artistic/crafty person but I haven’t had many opportunities to express myself that way in years.  I was big into drawing and sketching when I was younger as well as a poetry writer.  Even though I think I was pretty good at both I left those things behind about 10 years ago.

I finally tapped into my creative side again a few days ago when i decided that my door was boring and I missed the holiday wreaths and wanted one that would be appropriate all year long.  I feel like all of the “ready to buy” wreaths on the market are either ugly or super-duper expensive.  I found my inspiration piece online (etsy) for like… $60 and that doesn’t even include the shipping and got disgusted.  It wasn’t even that cute in my opinion but it was simple and good for every season.  I headed to Michael’s and picked up some basics.  Mind you, I have never done this before in my life.  So… today I am going to teach you how to create an Easy DIY wreath!

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So… I bought 4 things: 10 yards of burlap, a wooden letter G that was painted white, a grapevine wreath, and a bouquet of pretty flowers.  The burlap and the bouquet of flowers just happened to be on sale that day so I was happy for that.  Love to save money where I can.  I spent around $22 for the materials to create my Easy DIY Wreath!  Such a big difference to going out and buying one I wouldn’t have been completely happy with!

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Speaking of saving money, I didnt buy any glue or anything to attach the flowers so when I got home I was thinking, “Oh no, what do I do?”  Well, I chose and detached the flowers from the bunch that were the prettiest and left the stems long so that I could pull them through the grapevine wreath.  I picked 5 and I placed the larger of the 5 in the center and made the rest symmetrical based on shape and color of the center.  You can do whatever you like at this stage though!

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After I pulled the stems through the grapevine wreath I weaved/wrapped the stems into the grapevine to secure them into place.  Once I was done with that and I realized the flowers are going NOWHERE I moved on to the next step.  I was impressed with the no-glue method I might add!

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Now came time for the bow.  I browsed Pinterest and Google for “how to”s on making a burlap bow.  I found one and tried to recreate it as closely as possible.  If I can find the link I will put it in here. But basically you fold the burlap on top of itself, making the bottom layer the widest and tapering it in from there.

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Cut it and take another generously long piece and tie it in the middle of the “bow” and leave the tails long enough that they match.  I then took the tails and cut them to make a pretty upside-down V.  Very traditional and pretty.  TO make sure they were symmetrical I folded it in half and cut it on a diagonal.

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Now it was time to attach my initial.  I chose G to represent my last name.  Again with the adhesive, err.. lack thereof.  The letter was attached to a little-hangy-up-thingy (you know, the technical term) so it already had a staple in the back.  The burlap I bought had a string that held it closed so I took that string and fished it through the staple.  Like so…

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I then tied it to the grapevine (and double-knotted it) and VOILA! I was thinking of hanging it from the center but my door is white so that wasn’t really going to work for me.

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I went to hang it from my door and the bow’s knot was getting in the way so I had to finagle it a bit to make it just right.  The bow ended up becoming a little lop-sided so that I could make it hang correctly, but overall I think it made the entire look a tad bit more shabby-chic.

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The inspiration piece for my easy DIY wreath had sunflowers.  These big, beautiful, fluffy flowers are just so much more “me”.  But like I said before, do your thing.  You don’t need to follow my design to the T.  I actually went with these PARTICULAR flowers because the bouquet was 60% off!  I was really looking for Magnolias because I am originally from Mississippi and I am completely obsessed with the state flower.  They are hanging all over my house as well as pictured on my coasters!

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So, I think I covered everything there is on my Easy DIY Wreath.  If you have any questions (or anything like that) feel free to let me know.  I would love to answer them!  This is also my first DIY piece so PLEASE leave me feedback in the comments too!  If you happened to make a wreath based on my tutorial tell me.  Better yet SHOW ME!  Follow me on my social media channels and tag me so that I can see!  That would make my day!

*Nothing to disclose.  All materials were purchased by me.  No affiliation with any of the companies mentioned or used in this post.

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  • Carly Anderson

    This is ADORABLE, love it!

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      Thank you! xoxo I am so proud of my first DIY! :)

  • http://www.southeastbymidwest.com/ Cassie Tucker

    This wreath is so gorgeous, can’t wait to see more of these :)

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      I can’t wait to show them!

  • http://mybeautifulcrazylifex33.blogspot.com/ Breanna

    Pretty Wreath :)

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      Thank you!

  • http://www.mrsthreeinthree.com/ Karly Gomez

    Super cute wreath, I love it!

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      Thanks Karly! <3

  • amber mccain

    This is gorgeous! You did a great job!

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      I am so stinkin proud!!!!

  • TinaBowling

    What a pretty wreath, you make it look so easy!

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      It really was, Tina! Promise!

  • http://www.geniabeme.com/ Eugenia

    Aww this is so cute!!

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      Thank you!

  • http://www.glitzngrits.com/ AlesheaDominique

    Cute wreath and I love your photos

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      Thank you so much! <3

  • http://www.beyondbeautylounge.com/ Beyond Beauty Lounge

    This came out great.

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      Thank you! I love it!

  • chrissy boerman

    i love everything about this wreath and am pretty obsessed with that bow. and the fact u did not use glue! brilliant friend, brilliant!

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      Thank you! I was pretty impressed with that myself!

  • Harshleen

    Love it! You are so creative girl!

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      Thank you! <3

  • songbirdsandbuttons

    Oh, that is gorgeous!!

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      Thank you! I am so in love with it!

  • Deb Clem-Buckert

    Beautiful. Pinned so others can see!

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      Thank you SO MUCH!

  • Amber

    This is gorgeous! Watch out Martha Stewart! <3

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      LOL I wish!

  • http://www.emmymom2.com/ Emmymom

    Oh thank you for the link for the bow, it is beautiful and I suck at bows! You did such a great job.

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      Thank you so much! This bow was super easy!

  • Audra @ Renewed Projects

    Love your all-year wreath. I just made one, too, for multi-purpose seasons. You had better luck with the burlap ribbon than I did…maybe because it was wider? Lovely!

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      Thank you! You made my day!

  • elaine

    Love this!! Hey I would love for you to share your stuff on my new link party that started today! Its called My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! Here is the link http://www.cookinandcraftin.com/my-2-favorite-things-link-party-1/

  • Lorraine Williamson

    love this especially the bow will have to check out tutorial thanks for sharing have a great day

  • http://www.aprilnoelle.com/ April Grant

    Super cute! Love the addition of the initial. I was just talking to my daughter about getting a wreath because she was disappointed that our Christmas wreath came down. I’m going to try to tackle a Valentine’s one, but this one is an inspiration. Thanks for sharing with Turn it Up Tuesday.

  • http://KatherinesCorner.com/ Katherines Corner

    Its lovely! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature on Monday xo

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura


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