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A Chic Christmas Wreath You Can Make on a Budget

To kick off the holiday season, I crafted a festive, budget-friendly DIY Christmas wreath to adorn the front door or any other area of the home.

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There may be 1,001 ways to create your own wreath for the holiday season, but crafting with felt is easy to do and easy on the budget. Inspired by felt wreaths from Target (here and here), I set out to create my own DIY Christmas wreath.

This DIY, while easy to make, is time-consuming, so turn on the holiday tunes or your favorite festive movie and start crafting!

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Materials: Faux berry stems, green felt, florists tape, florists wire, florists stems, florists scissors, scissors (regular), a wreath base, and a hot-glue gun with glue sticks.

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1. Using florists scissors, snip off the tops of the faux red berry stems. For the size of this wreath, I needed eight berry stems.

2. Cut 6-inch florists stems using florists scissors.

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3. Wrap florists tape around the florists stem and the berry stem to create one stem. The tape will become more adhesive as you stretch it out.

4. I used four different shades of green felt to create an ombré effect for this DIY Christmas wreath. I cut out two sets of five leaves per berry stem. You can trace a pattern or freehand-draw the shape of the leaves as shown. Cut out the leaves using a regular pair of scissors.

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5. Using florists scissors, cut five 5-inch stripes of florists wire per berry/leaf bundle. To create a sturdy base, fold the wire in half and twist the ends around each other.

6. Place a dot of hot glue at the base of the leaf, and pinch the florists wire between the edges of the leaf's base to create a crease. Hold tightly for 5 to 10 seconds while the glue hardens. Repeat for all leaves.

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7. Wrap the base of the leaves in florists tape until the florists wire is completely covered.

8. Wrap the leaves around the berry stem using florists tape. Adjust the placement of the leaves to create depth for a better visual effect.

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9. Place the leaf bundles into the wreath, adjusting their positions as necessary. Depending on how and where you will hang your wreath, cut a piece of twine to tie around the wreath.

For more DIY home decor ideas from me, visit my blog, The Brunette One.

Samantha McClelland

Samantha McClelland currently resides in Iowa as a full-time merchandise buyer. Before landing her job in the corporate world, she was itching for a creative outlet. After perusing many interior design, DIY, and fashion blogs, she created The Brunette One in July of 2010. The Brunette One is a collection of splendid things. A collection that includes Samantha's love of fashion; cataloging the latest trends and shopping tips, along with sharing her personal and street style inspirations. In her spare time, Samantha moonlights as co-owner and founder of StyleEsque, the director of communications for Go Blog Social and co-founder of Midwest Bloggers.

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