I love that during the holidays wreaths come out on every front door to greet your visitors. When Shane and I were first married and I had my own front door for the first time ever I got really excited by the idea and bought a wreath for every season. Tacky wreaths. Fake, tacky wreaths. But I loved them. Now I’m a bit more selective. In the past I’ve made wreaths, but this year I decided to do something a little different and make a holiday bough. I love the scent of holiday greens and this is an easy way to use them in your decor!
I don’t know that I can even call this a tutorial because it’s so easy, but this video shows you exactly how I made mine and gives some tips when you’re making your own. As always- Shaw did an awesome job putting the video together!
Isn’t it quick and easy! Since I had the floral wire kickin’ around already from my floral crowns, this DIY only cost me for the greens. And I could have made it for nothing if I had foraged them myself. This bunch of greens cost me $6, plus an extra $1 for the eucalyptus at the florist. I can’t complain about the price for a fresh bough on my front door!
- Holiday Greens (I used Cedar, Fir, and Pine, plus I added Eucalyptus)
- Green Floral Wire
- Pliers with Wire Cutters
- Ribbon or Decorative Trimmings
This is another one that I can’t do justice with photos of the process… which is why a video is so perfect! Basically, you just layer all the pieces of greens- with the longest at the bottom. And arrange them by pulling pieces or branches to the front until you’re happy with the way it looks. Use the wire to wrap tightly around the branches. Then you just decorate it! Ribbon or whatever you like. Just like on my Christmas Tree, I used a piece of plaid from one of my Papa’s old shirts. I love how simple and festive this is.
I kept it inside my house until it started to look a little bit unhappy with the heat (about 2 weeks), then moved it to the front door. I couldn’t help but keep it inside- it smelled SO good every time I walked by. I’d love to hear what you have on your front door right now! A traditional wreath or something else?
My wreath is SO ugly and old, I’d love to replace it with a new one. In fact, it actually fell off the front door and was sitting on the step, and my husband thought I was trying to give it away because he knows I hate it. Maybe next year I’ll replace it with something more fun.
I adore the smell of Christmas trees – it’s the best thing about having a real one set up. Instant air freshener!
Haha! You definitely should replace it! I’ve got a couple more wreath DIYs coming up so you’ll have options :)
this looks so easy and quick to make! which is what i need considering it is dec 16th and i haven’t put xmas lights up outside yet…
SO easy! We haven’t put lights up yet either… we think by now we’re just going to pass on them this year- is that bad?
Thanks so much for stopping by Yelle :)
Not Just A Mommy
Love it, I did the same thing! I was feeling ‘cheap’ this year, not wanting to buy a wreath elsewhere, since I missed ordering one for our school’s fundraiser.Mine are flocked branch clippings, and I love it so much better than a traditional wreath.
I LOVE flocked! I actually tried out a flocked wreath today… so much for calling it quits at this :) I’m looking forward to the days of school fundraisers :)
Bre @ Average But Inspired
Hi, Colleen! Your bough is beautiful! I wish I would have seen this post earlier in the season because I would’ve done it for my own front door! So cool that you have a video on how to do it, too! Happy New Year!
Thanks so much Bre! The videos are so much fun to do, I’m looking forward to tackling some new ones this year. Happy New Year to you and your family as well!