Giant Wreath Tiny Price
How would you like to make a generous sized wreath and save almost $80 doing it? I went shopping for a plain big green wreath this year to hang at the entrance to our home. When I say big, I mean around 36 inches. I wanted something I could decorate myself. The least expensive wreath of that size that I found was at Hobby Lobby. But the price tag was $89! I had a coupon which would have brought the price down but it was still much more than I wanted to pay for nothing but a ring of green. At the store they had a 30" naked wire wreath that was close to the right size but much too thin. My plan was to attach garland and this wreath would have resulted in a big skinny circle. Then I saw a smaller wire wreath (24”) in the floral department that fit inside the larger wreath. I thought combining the two would make the right size foundation for my big wreath. With my coupon and the sale that day, I walked out with both pieces for less than $10! I have a lot of ornaments, lights and garland from previous years so I didn’t need to buy anything else. I set to work. The smaller wreath came with long wires that I used to anchor the two wreaths securely to each other. The result was an extremely sturdy and beautiful wreath that cost less than a movie ticket! This has to be my best bargain this season. Imagine what you might pay for this 36" wreath completely decorated?
step 3 - Work around the wreaths clockwise, attaching the twist ties to the edge of the larger wreath. Once the two rings are securely connected you're ready to add garland.
step 6 - When you get back to your starting point, move to wire #2. Work around the ring attaching the greens using green pipe cleaners. Once again, push all the stems to the outside edge.
step 7 - Continue adding garland to rows three and four. Use pipe cleaners for row #3 and the twist ties for row #4.
step 8 - After covering all the wire with garland, attach the lights. I used two sets of lights (100 each) which I was able to work around the wreath four times.
After attaching lights, add ornaments if desired.
At Hobby Lobby
- 30” wire wreath
- 24” wire wreath
- green pipe cleaners
- two 100 string light sets
- miscellaneous ornaments