DIY Christmas Berry Wreath

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Welcome to Day 3 of The 30 days of Christmas with yours truly and The Shopping Duck!

Christmas wreaths are a staple for the Christmas season, but unfortunately they can be really expensive. I decided that instead of buying a Christmas wreath that I would make one this year that I could use for the future. I looked for some ideas on Pinterest and found so many great ideas but the wreath that I liked the most was a holly berry wreath. I think this wreath is really beautiful and classy and I love the vibrant red and green colors. This wreath was super easy to make and I think it turned out really cute!

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Supplies:
An old twig wreath (or a foam wreath form)
7 fake holly berry stocks (you can substitute for real ones)
Scissors
Wire cutters
Twine
Hot glue gun (optional)

You can get all of these supplies at a thrift store, the dollar store or you’re nearest craft store.

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The first thing that I did was cut off the long bottoms of the fake berry stocks and because they are fake berries, I needed to use wire cutters. I used the scissors first to peel back the plastic and then the wire cutters to detach the individual berry branches from the bunch.

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After I finished cutting the branches, I arranged the berries into the twig wreath so that they were spread out. My wreath already came with ribbon around it so I decided to leave it because it helped keep the twigs together and I liked the ribbon color because it matched my berry branches.

If the stems were too long on some of the berry branches, I just folded the ends and put them in the wreath and it actually would hold better. If you have a wreath like mine and the berry branches seem to keep falling out, you can use the folding trick or you can use a bit of hot glue to secure some of the looser branches. If you are using a foam wreath form, then you probably won’t have this issue.

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Don’t worry if some of the berries fall off in the process, you can either toss the loose berries away, or if you have a hot glue gun or even super glue, then you can glue those berries back on.

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When it’s done you can use some twine and hang it almost anywhere in your home but traditionally it is hung on your door. I have it hanging on the inside of my door and it really brings some Christmas spirit into my little apartment. I prefer to hang this wreath on the inside because where I live it gets very, very windy and I know that the berries would get blown away!

This craft was really fun and I hope you have fun with it too!

Check out The Shopping Duck for Day 4 of 30 Days of Christmas! And remember, you can get all of the links to all of our posts on the initial 30 days of Christmas post on both of our pages!

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