How to Make a Holiday Wreath for Around $15

The turkey is finished, and everyone I know is starting to deck the halls for the upcoming Christmas season!  If you're budget-focused, however, it may feel like new or custom-made decor is out of your price range.  We teamed up with Walmart to buy supplies for a DIY wreath for around $15.  I couldn't believe how easy it was.

If you have the Christmas ad for your Walmart store, you'll find the abbreviated directions on page 5.  (My stores didn't have the ad.)  Detailed directions are as below:

Supplies needed:
  • 1 small bare wire wreath ($4)
  • 2 rolls of holiday ribbon ($5-6)
  • 3-4 small holiday picks ($5)
  • Assorted small pine cones (free)
1.  To begin, fluff out the wreath by unwrapping all the branches.  (They will be stuck together and matted to the frame when you first get the wreath.)

2.  Next, take a length of one kind of ribbon, as long as the circumference of the wreath, and weave it through the branches, as close to the wire frame as possible (and choosing spots to weave that keep the ribbon tight to the frame.)  Secure the ribbon ends to each other when you have completed the circle.

3.  Attach a homemade or pre-made bow to the top of the wreath.

4.  Insert 3-4 picks into the wreath at regular intervals.

5.  Finally, you can add small pine cones  if you wish!  Secure with wire or hot glue.

You're finished!

Walmart has stocked lots of unique and affordable decor items for the holidays, and this wreath is just one of the things you can make for less than buying pre-made.  Be sure to look on the shelf displays for QR codes that you can scan with the Walmart smart-phone app.  You'll be able to see more ideas for each component before you leave the store -- guaranteeing that you have lots of craft items on hand for making beautiful items this year.

I also adore all the "glitter" looks this season.  Check out the items I bought for our purple mini-tree:

(Part of Frugal Fridays linky!)

*I am a participant in the Walmart Moms program. Walmart has provided me with compensation for my time on this post. Participation in this program is voluntary. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.