I haven’t done a blog post lately because I was trying to recover from a massive flood that my family experienced about a month and a half ago. Although it was really traumatizing we are trying to put that disaster behind us and move forward with our lives and enjoy the upcoming holidays!
I think Christmas wreaths look really cheery and elegant and is a staple of Christmas décor. I went to price some ready-made wreaths and they are so expensive. Even the plain wreaths that need personalization are TT$150 and more! I decided to make my own and I’m really pleased with how it turned out.
1. Get garland
I bought two plain green garlands because I wanted a big wreath. I paid TT$40 for each one.
2. Make circle
My husband twisted the two garlands into a circular shape.
3. Fluff out greenery
When he made it into a circular shape it lay flat so I beefed it up by pulling up the greenery pieces at an angle.
4. Wrap on lights
I wanted my wreath to have lights so I put a string of LED lights on it. This string of lights, along with my other decorations, was inundated in flood water and it still worked when I tried it. To maximize the lights I only weaved it in the front of the wreath. The back which will rest on the door did not get any lights.
5. Choose theme and add flowers
I chose red and gold for my wreath theme because there are a lot of cheap décor that are of those colours. I love when a wreath has flowers. I bought a plastic bouquet from the shop for TT$25 and cut each flower and stuck it in the wreath.
6. Add fillers
I bought three fillers for TT$10 each and cut them up to form smaller bits so it can fill up the entire wreath. I stuck them into the plain parts between the flowers. I didn’t do it neatly. I literally stuck it into the greenery haphazardly. I chose two red fillers and one gold.
7. Add bow
You can make your own bow if you choose but I bought the biggest, cheapest one I could find in the store. I want to make a bigger more elaborate one because I think mine is too small and simple for my wreath. I will probably do that next year.
8. Add hanger
My husband drilled a hole for a hanger in the door and ran the extension cord for the lights.
9. Place wreath
Hang the wreath on the door and admire it with a glass of sorrel 🙂