My Year Round Wreath, A Christmas DIY
I have been looking for an artificial wreath that I could use to decorate my door year round. However it’s been hard to find one that serves that purpose. The ones I find are either scrawny looking or just don’t have that realistic look to them. I also really wanted one that wasn’t too pine tree looking. Now you know why my hunny says I’m too picky. I say that since I’m going to be looking at it daily, so it has to be absolutely perfect.
After a long time of searching I found a company called PermaLeaf®. This company is the leader in the manufacturing of outdoor artificial plants and tree related products. Once you visit the PermaLeaf website it’s easy to request a catalog of all their products. All you have to do is fill out a contact form.
They offer a wide selection of artificial outdoor plants and trees. Among their big selection I saw a cedar wreath that immediately caught my eye.
I have to say that I was very surprised when it arrived. The picture really doesn’t do this wreath justice. Even though the feel of it was definitely artificial (it’s a plastic not silk wreath). The look of it is exactly what I was looking for!
This wreath is so perfect that even our elf Jingles loves to hang out in it.
Since it’s Christmas time at our house, I decided to decorate my wreath for Christmas. It was really easy to do.
Here’s what I used:
Metallic Tinsel Pipe Cleaners (I had some of these, but I also saw some at the dollar store).
1 Bunch of silk white mini poinsettias (the ones I used were from the dollar store).
1 Red Christmas decorated bow (also from the dollar store).
4 Ornaments (I only used 4 but you can use as many as you like).
Here’s what I did:
First I attached the bow so I could get a center point on the wreath. Since I will be using this wreath year round I didn’t hot glue anything. My bow has little gold colored presents on it. So I used a gold colored Tinsel pipe cleaner. I pushed it through the bottom of the little gift on the bow and wrapped it around to the back. Then I fed it through the leaves of the wreath and secured it on the back by twisting it into place.
Next I attached the flowers. To do this I used the wire cutter and cut the individual stems at the bottom of the bunch. I then simply fed the stem through the leaves of the wreath and secured it on the back by wrapping it around the wreath into place.
Now onto the ornaments. Since my ornaments are mostly red I used the red Tinsel pipe cleaners for each of them. All I had to do was to thread the pipe cleaner through the loop (where you would normally put the hook to hang on the tree) of the ornament. Twist it once to secure and fed it through the leaves of the wreath and secured it on the back by twisting it into place.
That’s it! It was really easy and gave me the perfect look I was going for. For Christmas I don’t like too many things on my wreaths because I like the green to be the focus point. Here’s what my wreath looks like now that it’s done.
What do you think?
I have gotten so many compliments on my wreath from my neighbors. Who are surprised when I tell them it’s artificial. I can’t wait to decorate it for Valentine’s Day! Of course I’ll share what I do with you.