I absolutely loved creating this simple wreath. I found an awesome Pinterest project using a dollar store laundry basket. Genius! We had a bunch of trimmings off of our Douglas Fir Christmas tree. It’s really great for making wreaths and adding foliage to your mantel. The basket, twine and berries are from the dollar store. No need to spend $25 for fresh retail wreaths! 🙌Here’s the Pinterest link by A Piece of Rainbow:
I cut the laundry basket in half and used the larger piece to create this wreath. Laying each large branch first to create a sturdy circle. The lighter branches were placed on top where I was happy with the even-ness. Then I cut (20) 3” pieces of jute twine to tie the branches together. Making sure the green twine wasn’t showing.
Alas! The hardest and most time-consuming part was done. However, upon lifting it up (even after a day of drying) it turned into an oval. I used a straightened wire hanger (wire hangers are my ultimate craft hack!) to thread through the twine ties. This made the wreath super sturdy. I also bent a small circle hook at the end of the wire for hanging the wreath on the door.
I garnished the wreath with some super simple and cheap berries from the dollar tree. Keeping it simple has been my go-to decor choice lately. The best part about this wreath was it’s fresh Christmas tree smell. 🌲
Here’s where I used the rest of the branches on the mantel with my chalkboard platter.