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simple christmas wreath diy

It’s always so sad when Christmas is over. I’m a big fan of Christmas. Huge. Fan. Actually. I start listening to Christmas music waaaayyyy before the actual day. It’s more like a genre, than a season, when it comes to Christmas music. I shop all throughout the year for Christmas gifts. I start decorating before Thanksgiving (don’t worry, we do a big Thanksgiving celebration… it just happens to be complete with Christmas decor!). Just love it all!

Last year being the first Christmas in my new home with my new hubby, I was thrilled to get to build up my Christmas decor stockpile. Too bad Hobby Lobby doesn’t have a frequent buyer program! Among the treasures I found, I kept searching and searching for a Christmas wreath for the front door. There were several @pinterest wreaths that I pinned while I was looking, but all the while unable to find one that a) I loved, and b) I was willing to spend money for (I’m a bargain girl, for sure!). Here’s what I was hoping to find:

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I really love that sage berry one in the middle! Alas, I wasn’t able to find anything like these (maybe next year!), so I determined it was best to make my own. And although I love, love, love that sage green feel, I went a little different direction once I was in the wide-wide-world-o-Christmas at Hobby Lobby.

First, I purchased a 14″ vine wreath from the floral department at Hobby Lobby (just $3.99):

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Then I bought a ton of the floral stems in red, pearl and white ($.75 each during Christmas season), as well as a few feathers ($1.50 each during Christmas season). {I bought so many that I ended up having enough to put on my kitchen table in a pot from Anthropologie that I love!}

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I took each stem and stuck the end into the wreath through the front and then bent the ends in the back so they weren’t sticking out all over the place. I started with the clear stems, then the pearl, then the feather until I was satisfied with the look of it. The result? A beautiful Christmas-y red wreath for our front door!

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May [the Lord] grant your heart’s desires and make all your plans succeed. | Psalms 20:4

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