Living in a small home with little storage space, I've learned to get creative with my seasonal decor. I’m the kind of woman who wants a wreath for every occasion, but where on earth am I supposed to store each of my wreaths for the eleven months out of the year they aren’t on display?
My crafty homemaker’s heart needed to find a way to keep my seasonal spirit alive while saving space (and money! Wreaths can get expensive!!).
I’m going to show you how to make the only wreath you will ever need. The best part is, you don’t need a single crafty bone in your body to do it!
Step One: Pick out your supplies at the (second) happiest place on earth…the craft store!
(The first is Disneyland...duh!)
Here's what you’ll need:
A plain twig wreath
Small seasonal bouquets (Or any decorations that come on a wire stick!)
That's it! No hot glue, no twine, no need to hand-wrap wide burlap ribbons like a goddess.
Here are some of my favorite decorations I found during my last trip to the craft store...
Step Two: Put it together!
All you need to do is slide your decorative bouquets into the twigs wherever you want them.
PRO TIP: Wire stems come in handy here. Before placing each piece, make sure you bend the wire so it curves with the wreath. Not only will it keep the stems from jutting out the side, but keeping the wire long will ensure that your adornments are tight and secure without using hot glue.
Once you’re happy with the placement, you’re done! Hang that sucker up and let all the neighbors fawn over your one-of-a-kind wreath. The best part is, the pieces are small enough to store all together in a small box for the rest of the year. (They're also cheap enough that you could pull 'em out and toss 'em at the end of each season. You'd never have the same wreath twice!)
Here are some photos of my wreath (and one I put together in the craft store) for year-round inspiration…
The possibilities are endless. You can make your wreath look like a million bucks with just a few embellishments on sticks.
If you're still wondering what on earth you can put on a wreath other than some fake flowers or holly, here are some photos I snagged of the cutest decorations (on sticks and hooks!) for the upcoming holiday season...
So, there you have it. One wreath all year, conserving space and saving money.
What are your favorite space-saving and penny-pinching hacks?