I’ve had the same Christmas wreath for many years now.
While it is pretty, I was tired of the gold glittery ribbon.
So, I decided to give it a make-over and turn it into a rustic Christmas wreath.
I am going to keep the grapevine part of the wreath and some of the greenery.
Disassemble the Wreath:
My first step was to disassemble the wreath.
I used wire cutters to cut the wire holding on the ribbon
and the wires holding on the greenery.
This left me with the grapevine wreath
and two greenery swags.
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Arrange the Greenery on the Wreath:
I arranged one of the greenery swags on top of the grapevine wreath.
It was longer than I wanted and covered too much of the grapevine wreath,
so I cut a section of the greenery swag off one end.
I cut the thicker base wire behind some of the smaller sprigs so the cut end wouldn’t be seen.
I added the cut off greenery section to the top of the wreath to give it more fullness.
I used thin wire to attach the greenery to the grapevine wreath.
Add Embellishments to Rustic Wreath:
You can add ribbons and other wreath embellishments using glue or hot glue but I prefer to use wire.
With the wire, you can easily move things around or completely re-do a wreath without ruining any of the elements.
I added a burlap bow to the side of the wreath using wire.
I strung three big jungle bells onto a piece of wire and added them below the bow.
I added three pinecones by placing a piece of wire along the bottom of each pinecone,
pulling it tight and wiring the pinecone onto the wreath.
Have fun making wreaths!
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