How To Make A Wreath From Garland

Today I’m sharing how to make a wreath from garland. This is the perfect, festive Christmas craft that is easy and affordable to make!

I had a bit of an “iced” theme tossed into our casual homemade Christmas this year. From the iced berries on our tree to the wreath that’s hanging on our kitchen cabinet, “iced” was a little here and a little there.

But… I ran into a snag when I was decorating! Christmas wreaths aren’t cheap!

You may have noticed this too! Those big, beautiful Christmas wreaths can sometimes be really expensive… especially the ones I’m always drawn too.

But, I was determined. And so I started thinking of ways I could still create a really beautiful wreath, but on a budget.

I’m happy to say I came up with a solution!

A picture showing the wreath.

How To Make A Wreath From Garland

While wandering the aisles of Hobby Lobby, an idea struck and I couldn’t load my cart up fast enough! Those big, beautiful wreaths may have been out of my budget, but the garland wasn’t.

I knew I could create a large full wreath for half the price of what the other ones were! And I did just that!

Here’s how!

I started with a big strand of iced garland, which I bought at Hobby Lobby while it was 50% off…

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*Nevermind the straw wreath form or the wire, I thought they would be the best way to make it work, but turns out I was wrong… more on that later.

Next, I used a pair of needle nose pliers and removed all the icy bundles…

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Then, after trial and error with the straw wreath form, I bought a green styrofoam wreath form

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I simply shoved the metal end of the greenery into the wreath form as far as it would go and then hot glued the heck of it with my portable hot glue gun! (Seriously, if you don’t have one of these, you need one! This one is like mine!)

I started on the top, then moved to the side…

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And I didn’t have to worry about the wreath form peeking out since it matched the color of my iced branches. Score!

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I just kept adding and gluing the branches until it was completely full…

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Then I just wrapped a bit of my grapevine wire around the wreath and used that to hang the wreath over our cabinet door. I just covered the grapevine wire with the plaid ribbon. Simple!

I love how it looks in the kitchen!

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And I love how full the wreath is… and it seriously looks real!

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I also love that this was such an easy, affordable craft!

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage
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Want To Make Your Own Wreath?

I’ve found several other affordable garland options that would make a big, beautiful wreath, just like mine!

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I hope you love this wreath hack as much as I do! And pssst… this isn’t just limited to Christmas! Enjoy!


  1. Love….love… the tutorial! Just before I read your blog I passed thru my kitchen and thought that next year I need a couple wreaths in there.

    I’ll be saving your DIY for sure!

    1. THANK YOU so much, Kim! I’m so happy you’re going to make your own! A wreath makes everything better! 😀

  2. Shayna … Just LOVE your wreath and love the icy greens. A garland is the cheapest way to get picks. I have taken a lot of garlands apart and that works for me. Reminds me that I have a ‘icy’ cedar garland that I need to take apart and make a wreath … it keeps shedding and a wreath will be better.
    Thanks for the nice tutorial and the idea.
    Christmas Blessings.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

    1. THANK YOU so very much, Audrey! 😀
      Sounds like you have the perfect garland to make your own! Enjoy!

  3. Nice wreath, gf:) I did the berries on my tree this year, & made picks from the garland (they use to be apart of lol;) I love how it turned out…& I’m lovin your wreath as well! Just might have to make one myself, as I have some extra garland this year…Blessings & <3 (how many more sleeps till Christmas now lol;)
    xo M

    1. THANK YOU so much, M! I love that you used it all! Sounds like someone else I know… 😀

  4. I loved this so much yesterday when I saw it that I went out and bought all the materials to make my own today. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!!

    1. THANK YOU so much, Yvonne! I agree, wreaths can be sooo expensive! This way was very wallet friendly! 😀

  5. What a fantastic idea! I love how you deconstructed the garland which gives you creative realm to make it look just like you want!

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