Happy Friday friends! The weather around these parts has finally started cooling down a bit and it’s giving me all the comfy cozy Autumn feels. I just want to Fallify (that’s a word, right?) every nook and cranny of my home. Nothing says cozy farmhouse style like a good ol’ DIY cotton wreath, especially during the Fall and Winter seasons. It can add instant warmth, texture, and charm to any space, and it is such a versatile piece.
While these wreaths are pretty readily available these days (Oh hey JoJo Gaines – thanks girl!), I have had a lot of trouble finding any for under $50. Especially the full, luscious looking ones that I love so much! So of course, my go-to solution for anything I can’t justify spending a lot of money on? Figure out how much less it would cost me to make it! Spoiler alert: it’s a lot less!
Let me tell you – this DIY cotton wreath is the easiest, quickest project ever. You will just need a few supplies, and maybe 20 minutes of your time.
- cotton boll garland (mine was 5 feet)
- grapevine wreath (18 inches worked great with the length of garland I had. If you use a coupon you will literally only pay a couple of dollars for this at most craft stores.)
- Floral wire (optional)
- wire cutters
- hot glue gun
I found that my cotton garland had quite a bit of excess brown wiring wrapped around the end, so I simply unraveled it and cut off around four or five decent sized pieces. Be sure to leave one long wire on the end of the garland. (If your garland doesn’t have excess wire, you can always use floral wire. A natural colored wire like the one I have linked will blend in nicely with the grapevine wreath.
Step 2 –
Begin securing the garland to the wreath by wrapping the wire you left on the end around the grapevine wreath a few times.
Then with your smaller wire pieces, make your way around the wreath securing pieces of the cotton stems to the twigs of the wreath. I made sure I had a piece secured about every five inches or so around the wreath.
Once you have your stems secured all the way around the wreath, it will look like this. (I know, a little wonky but don’t worry, we’re about to fluff it up and make it beautiful!)
Step 3 –
Hot glue the the rescue! Fluff up your wreath and fill in all of the gaps, hot gluing some of the stems your have arranged directly to the wreath to hold them in place.
When you are finished, the cotton should cover the entire wreath from the front and look nice and full.
Hang your DIY cotton wreath on your front door or anywhere in your home where you would like to add a little bit of warmth and texture throughout these next couple of seasons. I chose to hang mine on my blanket ladder (I did this simply by wrapping some twine around the twigs of the wreath and tying it to the top rung of my ladder).
I absolutely love the cute and cozy statement this DIY cotton wreath makes in my home, and I know you will love yours too! Now take that $15 you just saved and go buy something awesome. (Or you know, you could save it. That’s cool too.)
One of my favorite things about DIY (especially when it’s an item that is so popular like a cotton wreath or a Magnolia wreath) is that while many people have them, no one else will ever have the exact same one as you. Yours is unique because you created it with your own two hands, and that is something really special.
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Have a wonderful weekend!