Fresh Christmas Wreath: DIY

It's Friday, so I'm linking up with Kelly's Korner Show Us Your life Favorite Etsy shops, Shop Small Weekend!
I can't choose just one shop, so I decided to focus on one product: Wooden Monograms!!
I love mine and the best part about them is that you can use them a thousand ways: on the front door, with a wreath, on the wall, for showers and parties, as wedding and baby gifts, and you can change the color of them any time you want by painting them with either a brush or with spray paint.
I am so in love with ours, and I hope you'll visit Etsy and find the perfect one for you depending on your needs and budget!
As a small business owner, I urge you to support small business by shopping at them for the holidays!
How to make a Christmas Wreath out of fresh evergreen clippings:
We have 2 "Christmas" trees in front of our house, one on each side of the porch steps.
They needed some major pruning, so I waited as long as I could (ie until the holidays) to tackle it. 
I just piled up all of the trimmings as I went.
My mama said that the best thing to do to optimize the lifespan of the greenery is to soak them in a bucket of water overnight.
The best part about this project is that it is SUPER inexpensive. 
I spent less than $10 total, on the wreath and the magnolia stems.
I picked the cotton.
I used a basic twig wreath from Hobby Lobby and began to arrange the greenery into the wreath, making sure I kept the pieces facing the same direction. 
**I recommend using gloves when working with fresh greenery. I did not and I tore my hands up!**
Anyway, I started on the outside of the wreath and worked my way around then in.
It took three rows of greenery to fill in the entire wreath.
Now, there are a hundred directions you can take the wreath in from there.
You could attach ornaments, ribbons, poinsettias, or other floral and feathers.
Of course, being Southern, I chose to adorn mine with magnolia leaves and cotton bolls.
I attached my large monogram on top of the wreath. 
I haven't decided if I'm going to leave it as is, or add some more to it, or spray paint the monogram a different color.
As you can see I still haven't done anything about my front door.
To all of you who left suggestions on my post-thank you, thank you!!
You were a huge help!
I'm leaning toward a really dark stain to match the decorative trusses on our house.
Happy Wreath Making!!


  1. You did a great job girlie on the wreath! Sorry that in the process you tore your hands into pieces :( I am sure that part of it was no fun! Hope you & Brandon had a great Thanksgiving :)

    1. Thank you, Ashleigh!! It's okay, it was totally worth it, lol!! We did-spending time with family! In fact, my sister and my cousin and I stayed up until almost 5 this morning talking and laughing after Black Friday shopping. Needless to say, I just got out of bed a little while ago, lol! I hope you had a very blessed and Happy Thanksgiving, too!! xoxo

  2. We drove through S. GA Wednesday and today, and all I wanted to do was roll in the cotton fields. This is my favorite time of year down there, and they are so beautiful!

    1. Awww! Yay! South Georgia is God's country! :) Cotton fields are one of the most beautiful things in God's creation! xoxo

  3. I do love the monograms and really must get one of our own! You are so right...I can think of a gazillion ways to use it. Your wreath is gorgeous!!! Here's to a wonderful Christmas season!!!!

    1. Thank you so much! Yes, you need one for sure! Agree-to a wonderful Christmas season!! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your beautiful family! xoxo

  4. Your site inspired me to start my own blog. I LOVE your site. Where did you get your monogram? It looks like it's made of metal. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    1. That is SO sweet, Michelle! Thank you, from the bottom of my heart! The monogram is made of wood! Have a blessed day! xoxo


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