DIY: Quick and Easy Christmas Centerpiece and Wreath

christmas wreath

I know that most of you have the majority of Christmas decorations up by this time of year, but if you want to add some quick updates before the family starts arriving, here are some simple and frugal pieces I made.

Here’s what I did:

I purchased one of those cheap, puny-looking wreaths from Wal-mart.
When I got home, I spread the stems out to make it look fuller.
I used the rest of the extra ornaments and the same ribbon as one in the vase (below).
I attached each ornament with a twist-tie (the kind that comes with your trash bags).
Run the twist tie half-way through the top of the ornament. Then twist onto the base of one of the stems of the wreath.
I tied the ribbon in a simple knot around one of the stems in the back, then looped around, going through the middle of the wreath and then around the outside. I tied the end of the ribbon in back after looping too.
I chose to run the ribbon between every two ornaments (1 green/1 blue) as I had patterned them.

Here’s what I did:

Laid a portion of the ribbon in the bottom on the vase.
Layered ornaments, decorative balls, and even a large bow in the bottom.
Then I continued looping the ribbon around the vase while stacking the remaining ornaments.

So simple, yet elegant!




  1. dawn says

    I love what you did with the wreath! Looks fantastic. I am going to have to try this but the ornaments I have on had will come apart if I try to use them will have to look for better ones.

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