I was torn between putting up a tree in the family room and not. I knew I wanted the room to feel and look like Christmas, but also know I have a Tiny Terror and his large train set that need the space. That’s when I decided on a wreath, it had to be large and have an impact on the room. I needed to fill the French doors. I hadn’t seen any large enough to fill the shoes of my vision, so one had to be made.
What’ll you’ll need;
20 ft pine garland
3 wire coat hangers
Thin wire ( I used ornament hooks)
String lights (100 bulbs)
3-4 yards of ribbon
Secure the hanger to the wreath with the ornament hooks. The coat hangers don’t have to touch, but make sure they are spaced evenly around the wreath. Wrap the lights around the wreath, remember to leave a length long enough to reach the socket from the wreath
This is where an extra pair of hands really helps. Secure a hook in the middle of the wall above where the wreath will hang. Using the fishing line string it up. Your extra set of hands can support the weight and the sides. Next attach hooks about 12 inches wider than the edge of the wreath. Secure the fishing line to each outer hook and loop it around the sides of the wreath about a third of the way down. Pull the sides out until they are symmetrical and looks like a circle. Tie tightly to the hooks.
You can leave it unadorned if you wish. It’s very pretty late night with the lights on, or if you and add some decorations.
I love the glow of the lights
The total cost of making the wreath was around $20.00.
Pine garland $7.00 for 20 ft from Lowes
Baubles $3.00 for 48 from target, I love that dollar section they have
Ornament hooks $1.00 for 200 target
The ribbon and cup hooks I already had, but you can pick some up relatively cheaply