Decorating for the seasons adds warmth and beauty to any home and for many people decorating is fun. However, the cost of decorating can get downright pricey and in this economy who can afford to drop a few hundred dollars on holiday decorations? You can have your decorations and money too with three lovely words, do it yourself! I know, you’re not Martha Stewart, you don’t have the time and you’re not good at crafts. Don’t stop reading, yet! You can make your own decorations for a third of the cost of store bought in less than thirty minutes and it’s so easy, you don’t have to be good at crafts!
First, let’s talk about money. A nice store bought wreath starts at about $45.00 and can go up into the hundreds. Supplies for this do it yourself wreath cost about $15.00. So for thirty minutes of your time, you can save at least $30.00. That’s a dollar a minute saved by doing it yourself!
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
1 vine wreath
Autumn/fall harvest ribbon
Faux autumn leaves and berries
Fall harvest embellishments
Start by wrapping your autumn ribbon around the vine wreath, I suggest using organza ribbon for the best aesthetic appeal. Tie a large bow out of your ribbon on the top of your wreath, make sure to save some ribbon to use for hanging your wreath on your wreath hanger. Next, take your faux leaves, berries and whatever other embellishments you choose and place them on your wreath in whatever decorative fashion you like. Do not use your glue gun until you are completely satisfied with the position of your embellishments! The finished project will look store bought and will last as long as a store bought wreath, it just cost significantly less!