© 2019 by julia dawn olson

Easy and Simple DIY Wreath

Whenever I put my Christmas stuff away in January, I always feel a little bit sad about how empty the front porch feels. I do crave simplicity in January, but it just felt like it needed something, so I decided to make a simple wreath for the front door.


This project took me about 30 minutes.



Here are the supplies I used:




18-inch wire wreath

(You can find one similar here.)


Pack of dried sticks and flowers

(I couldn't find the exact ones online that I bought at the store, but you can use whatever you want. You could even just look around outside to find something similar.)


Off-white burlap ribbon

(You can find the exact one that I used here.)


Then




Scissors,


Hot glue gun, and


Measuring tape (optional)


Directions:


First, I hot-glued the end of the ribbon to the back side of the wire wreath. Then, I started wrapping the ribbon tightly around the wreath (about an inch between each wrap, measured from the center of the ribbon). This ended up being too tight and close and I ran out of ribbon before I covered the whole wreath, so I had to take it off and start over.



The second time, I wrapped the ribbon around with about 2 inches between each wrap (measured from the center). This ended up giving me enough ribbon. Honestly, though, I liked the look of the ribbon being tighter and closer together better, but I would have had to get another package of ribbon, and I didn't want to do that. So, imperfection is the name of the game on this project as well! :)



The problem with the ribbon being further between each wrap is that it bunched up more, so I ended up having to tuck in the extra fabric in the back as I went along. It wasn't a big deal, though. I think it still turned out ok.


Next, I lightly placed a few of the dried sticks and flowers to get an idea of how I wanted to design it.



Then, I hot-glued them into place. Once I got going, I decided to simplify the flowers and only use three of them. I like the minimal, modern look of it.



Then, I went around and polished it up a bit by tightening and tucking in the ribbon a bit more.


And that's it!


It makes me feel the January vibes all over!