The holidays are such a busy time of year and with everything going on I am trying to keep my holiday decorating quick and easy this year. And that also means downsizing my overloaded holiday decor. In the spirit of quick and easy plus reusing and decluttering I decided to turn an Old Garland into a New Wreath in 10 minutes.
To help you with your fast and easy holiday decor I’ve teamed up with 7 of my bloggy friends to bring you this months Create and Share Challenge: 10 minute holiday projects! With this many fun and fast holiday projects you are sure to find something amazing!
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Kim Six Fix Victorian Paper Fan Medallion Ornaments
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- Wire Hanger
- Wire Cutters
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Floral Wire
- Fabric Scissors
- Snow Flock
- Spray Bottle with Water
- Protective Paper or Plastic
I started my wreath by grabbing my hanger and pulling it open. then rounding the shape into a semi circle. The circle doesn’t have to be perfect, the garland will hide the shape. Then using the pliers I bent the hook open and wrapped it around the circle.
Next I cut a section from my old garland and wrapped it around the circle securing it at then ends with a piece of floral wire. Since the garland I was using was rather old and sad I cut a few extra small pieces of garland and filled in any spots that seemed thin securing them with more floral wire. Then I quickly fluffed all the pieces and made them move in the same direction around the wreath.
Once that was finished I hung my newly made wreath on my wreath stand that I covered in plastic bags, a must when working with snow flock. Its sticky and it covers everything!
To apply my snow flock I quickly sprayed down my wreath with water then began applying the flock using a sifter. After applying one sifter I would spray the flock with water again. Check the coverage and add more if desired. Because the flock has larger pieces in it you want to gently tip and shake over the wreath not shake down through the sifter.
Since I wanted my wreath to look authentically snowed on. I focused on applying the snow from above. This way there would be small piles of snow on the branches. Once it was adequately applied from above I took my wreath off the stand and laid it flat and very lightly added flock to the rest of the wreath. Making sure it wasn’t to heavy to detract from the natural snowed look.
After letting my wreath dry for and hour I tied a quick red velvet bow and glued it in place.
I know it may seem like a lot to do in 10 minutes but I promise, it can be done! It really is a fast and easy project and I am so happy with the outcome! It was a great way to reuse something old. And since the snow flock was left over from giving my tree a makeover, I didn’t have to purchase anything to make these beautiful wreaths! Making it not only fast but inexpensive! The best kind of project for a busy and expensive holiday season!
Don’t these wreaths look great next to my vintage Christmas Lithographs? I love them! It’s the perfect mix of old and new!
I hope you enjoyed my Old Garland into a New Wreath in 10 Minutes tutorial! I know these beautiful new wreaths will be making an appearance is my holiday decorating for years to come!
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18 thoughts on “Turn Old Garland into a New Wreath in 10 minutes”
GORGEOUS! Cat I love this and boy does it open the door for more after Christmas shopping. Looks like Ill be swooping up those garlands this year!
Thanks Stephanie! I actually got several bags of these at the thrift store a few years ago. $2 a bag, needless to say I bought them all 🙂
Great project Cat! I love flocked wreaths and trees…going to have to try this!
Me too! Thank you Cindy!
Cat, your wreath looks beautiful! I love that you added flocking to it too, so Christmasy 🙂
Thank you Tara!!
Love it such a creative idea and such a lovely bedroom
Thank you Marty!
I am totally doing this!!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Thanks Jess! I know it will look great in your beautiful home!
Cat, this is possibly my favourite DIY of the holidays yet. I LOVE repurposing items instead of going out and buying new (and filling up our landfills). Bravo for taking the eco-friendly route!
Awe, Thank you Sara! I really appreciate it! It was a fun new way to freshen up my christmas decor without buying any thing! I’m always up for that!