DIY Wreath for $10

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Spring wreaths have been giving me all the feels lately! But there was no way I was going to spend $30-$40 on one.. so with a little bit of thought, and a whole lot of super glue, I put together my own! Here is my step by step guide, as well as some money saving tips for each item you will need to complete the look.


IMG_0768Materials

  • 18″ wreath
  • 2.5″ x 3 yd ribbon (x2)
  • plastic flowers (x3)
  • glue gun
  • glue sticks

 

How To Save

  1. I purchased this wreath from Michael’s for $2.79 (normally $6.99) and each roll of ribbon for $1.99 (normally $4.99) using a 60% off coupon*. To get a similar deal, sign up for their emails and they’ll send you coupons regularly. You can also download their app and check their website, where they post offers daily.
  2. My flowers were $1 a bundle at the Dollar Tree. Styles vary each store and season, but these worked great for my Spring theme. Dollar Tree occasionally has large foam wreaths and ribbon in stock as well!

*It is important to note that Michael’s accepts one coupon of each type one time per day. My older kids helped by doing their own transaction and paying in cash. Read Michael’s coupon policy here for more info.

Instructions

  1. Glue one end of the ribbon on the wreath. Wrap around the wreath, spacing out the material as much as possible, this will guarantee that two spools will be enough material. If you want the ribbon spaced closer together, consider buying a third spool. DO NOT GLUE MID WRAP until you see that your first spool covers at least half of your wreath.
  2. Repeat with second spool of ribbon
  3. Remove flowers from their stems. Best practice is to arrange your flowers BEFORE gluing them to achieve your desired look. Once you are happy with your arrangement, glue your flowers in place.
  4. Add greenery (from your bundles) throughout your flower arrangement.
  5. You’re done! Hang with excess ribbon, burlap, or directly onto your wreath holder.