hlw0008@auburn.edu/ November 25, 2017/ DECOR, DIY

Hey guys! Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, we can really put in the effort for Christmas decorating. In this post, I want to share with you how to take one simple, faux Christmas wreath from Walmart and turn it into a real beauty. This is the ultimate DIY wreath idea because it’s budget friendly. The understated beauty from nature really makes this what The Lavender Jar is all about- “simple elegance with natural elements.” So, enjoy!

 

ORIGINAL WREATH

Who doesn’t have one of these tucked away in their attic? Well, bring this bad boy out and give it a second chance at life!

 

 

 

 

HOLLY WREATH

While we were in north Alabama visiting family, my grandmother shared a little piece of decorating wisdom. As I was helping her decorate her own home for Christmas, I noticed a beautiful wreath already hanging above her mantle. It was a wreath of natural beauty- a green boxwood with sprigs of holly berries. When I told her how much I loved it, she explained that she clipped the holly from her yard and just “jabbed” it in until it looked the way she wanted. She invited me to gather my own clippings and you better believe I did. That little tip quickly became an idea for a blog post because I want you guys to see just how easy it is!

 

 

 

 

 

 

EUCALYPTUS WREATH

Since I used eucalyptus for our Thanksgiving tablescape this year, I didn’t want it to go to waste. Remember how I said it would dry nicely? Well, it did! I used the same jabbing technique mentioned above and added glittery tree filler for a little sparkle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

My favorite thing about this project is that it will cost you virtually nothing! Just clipping a few sprigs out of your own yard can really change up a boring wreath! I hope you have fun decorating for Christmas this year! Share your pictures and ideas!

 

XoxO

Hannah