DIY This Holiday Wreath with Leftover Garland

Image Source: Lauren Jimeson
Image Source: Lauren Jimeson

I love the holidays. They are without a doubt my favorite time of year. I decorate my house the second that Thanksgiving is over so that I can fully embrace the joy of the season as long as it lasts.

While I’ll purchase some of the decor from my favorite stores, I do also love a good craft. And Christmas is a great excuse to get crafty.

I wanted small wreaths for the inside of the house to go in our windows and above the house, but everything I saw was either not the right size or way out of my budget (especially if it was only going to last one year). So rather than continuing my search, I decided to take the situation into my own hands and do it myself. I had leftover garland that I was no longer using and made a quick trip to the craft store for the other supplies. Before I knew it, I had the exact wreaths that I wanted for a fraction of the cost of what I saw at the store.


  • Wooden embroidery hoop (Pick a size that works best for the space you are working with. You can also pick various sizes to add some dimension to the space.)
  • Glue gun
  • Garland (or scraps from the Christmas tree)
  • Ribbon (color of your choice)
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  1. Take small pieces of pine off of the garland and find spots on the wooden hoop where it will fit. You want to try to make it so that the twig part of the pine is on the wooden part of the hoop.
  2. Make sure your glue gun is hot, and carefully apply the glue to the hoop. Place the pine onto the hoop with the twig part glued and the green needles on each side.

    Image Source: Lauren Jimeson
    Image Source: Lauren Jimeson
  3. Continue to glue the garland pieces all around the hoop (on all sides) until it is completely covered.
  4. Take the ribbon and tie around the wreath.
  5. Hang where you want your gorgeous wreath to be displayed.

The holidays are a great time of year to do some DIY! This is an easy way to add some holiday cheer to your home.

Image Source: Lauren Jimeson
Image Source: Lauren Jimeson
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