Nov 25, 2013

Red Berry Christmas Wreath Tutorial

I really don't consider myself a crafty person, but I know all my wreath tutorials this past year say otherwise. I posted a pic of this wreath on instagram awhile ago and got some "how-to" requests, so here goes nothing! 
I started with one of these red berry wreaths from Garden Ridge ($20). Mine was more sparkly than the picture below, but I couldn't find the exact one. They really weren't berries though, they were more like magical red bling. 

I also snagged up an el cheapo ($5) box of red assorted ornaments (matte, shiny, and glittery ones) also from Garden Ridge. And don't forget to grab whatever sort of ribbon you want for the bow. I used a red burlap ribbon, from-you guessed it-Garden Ridge. (PS I saw last week that my local Hobby Lobby had the big tubes of ornaments for 50% off, you's welcome) ;)

Now I wish there was more rhyme or reason to my method, but surprise, just like the hair I do-no method to my madness. I just started hot gluing ornaments on where I thought they looked nice. I would recommend doing all of one type, then all of another type (matte, shiny, etc). It helps you visually see where holes are in the layout. 
oh, and you are gonna need wine with pug stopper to dull the pain from your hot glue burns. 
(gift from one of my best friend MB! Came from ZGallerie)
And then you are gonna need an actual pug to supervise the bow making. She is hard core. 
 No but really, I have no idea how to make a bow. I just fold the ribbon back and forth, fluff, hot glue, and secure with bread bag ties. Multipurpose. 
I secured the bow to the wreath with another bread tie, and some hot glue. Boom boom boom, wreath made! And I only spent $29! Much less than wreaths I see for sale out there. 
I am getting excited about CHRISTMAS!! I know I know, it's not even Thanksgiving.  I can't help it! 

BUT, in a nod a to Thanksgiving, I give you...Turkey hat pug!!
I have no idea who's pug this is, but it is hilarious. 
Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving week!

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Amanda Hooper said...

That wreath is gorgeous! Thank you so much for the tutorial. I've never attempted a wreath before, but this seems simple enough--I might have to give it a go!

Angi Solle said...

So pretty! You made this seem super easy. I have been putting off making my christmas wreath, because I want it to be perfect, but I didn't think it was going to be easy! Thanks for sharing!


Phoebe Jan said...

Great job on the wreath! It's so pretty! And that knitted hat is absolutely hilarious! I wonder if my sister can make one for our puggy bear. :)

Happy Thanksgiving!

-Phoebe Jan

Pink and Fabulous said...

I love the wreath! I need to try this! Also, that turkey hat is a necessity! Cheers!

My Life as A Plate said...

The wreath is gorgeous Thanks for the tutorial! I am in need of a new holiday wreath.

Kelly Jo said...

I can so relate to your pug love!!! I used to have a pug named Rocky, and I loved all of his grunts, snorts, snots, farts, snoring and all of his obnoxiusness!!!!! But one thing that did get to me was the shedding!

Breanna Kegley said...

I Love the wreath! Its beautiful. I also love the pug hat!

Have a great Thanksgiving...

Ashley Nicholas said...

so cute! i'll definitely try to make one of these!

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