How to Enhance a Basic Evergreen Christmas Wreath

how to update a basic evergreen Christmas wreath

I love creating. There’s something particularly gratifying by making something with your own two hands and having it grace your home or gifting it to a friend. I am so excited to share how to spruce up a basic Christmas wreath today!

Christmas wreaths are easily accessible and inexpensive at stores like Trader Joe’s, Home Depot and Lowe’s, but they often feel a little flat and lackluster {likely because they’re stacked for shipment}.

how to make a beautiful christmas wreath from an inexpensive hardware or grocery store wreath

I created a little video to share how easy it is to update a Christmas wreath {see above}. You can use any flowers or greens, but I chose thistle and eucalyptus since I had a little extra lying around from a flower arrangement and they tend to look beautiful for an extended period of time.

how to make a beautiful christmas wreath from an inexpensive hardware or grocery store wreath

Adding in a few snips of greenery makes a basic Christmas wreath feel a lot more special. It’s amazing what a few minutes can do!

how to update a basic evergreen christmas wreath with video tutorial

how to make a beautiful christmas wreath from an inexpensive hardware or grocery store wreath

I started enhancing my wreaths because those I really love are $75-200 {Williams Sonoma and Restoration Hardware overwhelm me with their beautiful designs}. Updating an existing evergreen wreath is easy and inexpensive – a wreath form is usually $5 and half the work is already done for you. If you want to design a wreath from start to finish, I’ll be sharing a tutorial soon!

how to update a basic evergreen christmas wreath

how to update an inexpensive Christmas wreath

How to Update a Basic Evergreen Christmas Wreath

Prep Time 4 mins Total Time 4 mins

 

Ingredients

  • 4-5 stems of greenery {eucalyptus}
  • flowers or 1 stem of thistle
  • 1 basic wreath

Instructions

Trim stems of greenery leaving 1-2" of stem to insert into the wreath. For eucalyptus, 6-8" overall.

Work your way around the wreath inserting stems in the same direction as existing stems, tucking them under the evergreen until they feel secure. Keep in mind you can readjust spacing any time. That's the best part - you get easy do-overs!

Trim flower stems or thistle to 4" tucking them in at varying widths to stagger, again, in the same direction as existing stems. Insert them until almost flush.

Recipe Notes

 

how to update a basic evergreen Christmas wreath

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and my first self shot and edited video! Let me know, would you like to see more videos?

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2 comments on “How to Enhance a Basic Evergreen Christmas Wreath”

  1. Love the addition of the eucalyptus! I appreciate your tips and look forward to more!

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