Giant Wreath Tiny Price

step 1 -  Download the two template pages and tape them together.
The skinny 36” wreath is made with four circular wires.

The skinny 36” wreath is made with four circular wires.

The 24” wreath is made with two circular wires and includes twist ties for attaching decorations.

The 24” wreath is made with two circular wires and includes twist ties for attaching decorations.

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?

Directions

step 1 - On a work surface, place the small wreath inside the larger wreath with even spacing between the two. Push the twist ties on the inner circle toward the center.

step 1 - On a work surface, place the small wreath inside the larger wreath with even spacing between the two. Push the twist ties on the inner circle toward the center.

step 2 - Attach the wreaths to each other using the twist ties on the outer circle.  Attach the top and bottom centers first, followed by the sides.  Be sure the spacing between the wreaths is equal all around.

step 2 - Attach the wreaths to each other using the twist ties on the outer circle.  Attach the top and bottom centers first, followed by the sides.  Be sure the spacing between the wreaths is equal all around.

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 4 - Add 4 rows of garland working in a circle.  Begin at the outside of the wreath ( # 1) attaching garland to the outer most wire of the larger wreath. Use the excess ends of the twist ties to connect the garland.  

step 4 - Add 4 rows of garland working in a circle.  Begin at the outside of the wreath ( # 1) attaching garland to the outer most wire of the larger wreath. Use the excess ends of the twist ties to connect the garland.

 

step 5 - As you attach the garland, bend all the stems to the outside which will give the wreath a larger diameter.

step 5 - As you attach the garland, bend all the stems to the outside which will give the wreath a larger diameter.

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. 


Supplies

At Hobby Lobby

  • 30” wire wreath
  • 24” wire wreath
  • green pipe cleaners
  • two 100 string light sets
  • miscellaneous ornaments

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