I have to admit I have a love affair. With wreaths. Boxwood, Magnolia, Eucalyptus. I’ll take one of each please! I don’t actually have all of them in my home but that’s mostly because for a normal size you’re looking at spending $40 or more (usually more). Even the smaller sizes are around $20. But when I came across these olive branches on sale I couldn’t pass them up for an easy DIY olive branch wreath! And good news it cost me less than a premade one!
Now, I’m hesitant to tell you that it cost me $13 to make this wreath because it was one of those occasions where I got really lucky. The olive branches were already on sale for 40 or 50% off at my local Michael’s. Then, on top of that I had a coupon for 20% off your entire purchase including sale items. And I hate it when I read DIY’s and people say things like “I made this boxwood wreath for $2 because I bought a grapevine wreath at goodwill and I have a boxwood bush I cut stems from”. Well Brenda that’s great and all but not everyone has boxwood bushes (I actually do but they’re babies and the stems aren’t long enough yet).
So my point to that is to wait for a sale and coupon combo and your wallet will be happy (I’m pretty sure that’s a DIY Proverb).
DIY Olive Branch Wreath
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For reference, my grapevine wreath was 12 inches so considered a smaller sized wreath and it took 5 of the olive branch stems to cover it.
- First cut off the excess from your stems with wire cutters.
- Next, cut pieces of floral wire and lay your cut stem on the wreath.
- Then, place the floral wire over the stem and through the wreath. Twist the ends of the floral wire together on the back side of the wreath. Trim off any excess with the wire cutters and press flat. I used 3 pieces of floral wire per stem.
- Repeat for each stem until you have a finished wreath!
I have to say doing a quick and easy DIY project can always perk up my mood! Is anyone else like that? Now once my boxwood bushes grow I’ll be a wreath making machine, ha!
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