Over the years I have become increasingly fond of real christmas trees and especially the beautiful fragrance of a fresh Fraiser Fir. Last Christmas I hung up our artificial wreath on our apartment door, but I felt like it was missing something… This Christmas I decided to transform an artificial wreath into a Christmas wreath with some easy – and pretty cheap – alterations.
Last Sunday, while we were waiting for our Christmas tree to be trimmed, I noticed a huge pile of discarded trimmings that looked like they needed a home. I quietly asked the man helping us what they did with the extra branches – I didn’t want my husband to hear for fear he might think I was going to try and give all of them a new home… He knows me very well. He quickly told me that I could take as many as I wanted so I grabbed a little of everything!
This year our artificial wreath has been transformed into a beautiful Christmas Wreath with only three simple alterations!
What you’ll need:
An artificial wreath
Christmas Tree Trimmings
Wild berries – I found these on a tree while searching for pine cones in my parents yard but you could also use cranberries
Wide Burlap Ribbon
First, pull off the small branches from the Christmas tree trimmings and stick them into the artificial wreath. Keep doing this until the whole wreath is covered. I just love how full and thick the wreath is, plus it smells so good!
Next, take your berries and place them in bunches around the wreath.
Finally, make a bow out of the wide burlap ribbon and secure it to one of the artificial branches using a small piece of twine.
That’s it! It is really that simple! All that’s left is to place your Christmas wreath above your door, on a window, or above your fireplace!