Have you seen those wreaths at Crate & Barrel that cost an arm and a leg only to fade within a couple of years?
We had one. It was gorgeous, but it faded. And so not worth the money. Why are wreaths so expensive?
Enter: Hobby Lobby and my obsession to create a beautiful wreath for less that could rival a Crate & Barrel wreath any day.
- 15-20 stems of your choosing (I got mine at Hobby Lobby when they were half off)
- Grapevine wreath (make sure you use a coupon)
A few notes about selecting your stems:
- Be sure to choose ones that have some flexibility to them because you’ll be bending them slightly.
- I went with fall berries that were already slightly faded in color because we get a lot of sun on our front door.
- The size of each stem determines how many you’ll need. My stems were on the larger side, so I only needed 5 big ones and 10 smaller ones.
Insert each stem at an angle into the grapevine wreath.
You’ll want to space them out evenly all the way around as well as in the center of the section.
Start with five large stems around the whole wreath front, then fill in the spaces with your smaller stems.
See the base of the stems sticking out of the backside? Simply bend the stem so that you can tuck it into the wreath.
Now, fluff the wreath (you know, like you do with your Christmas tree if you’re like me and have an artificial one!) to your liking.
That’s it! It really couldn’t be any easier.
Total cost for my wreath:
- Grapevine wreath: $2.49
- Large stems: 5 @ $3.49 = $17.45
- Small stems: 10 @ $1.49 = $14.90
- TOTAL = $34.84
One of the best parts about this wreath is that you can customize it to fit your style and budget. Want to make one for $25? Choose some less expensive stems! And you can reuse the grapevine part each season with new stems! I did the same type of wreath with red berries for the Christmas season.
Have you made your own wreath? Share with me in the comments!