Have you ever found something you just had to have but didn’t want to pay the price of that said item? That’s what happened to me and a beautiful Christmas wreath from Grandin Road. I’m going to show you my take on making an expensive Christmas wreath for less.

“Oh! Like a wreath, let Christmas mirth To-day encircle all the earth, And bind the nations with the love that Jesus brought from heaven above.” – Maud Lindsay

The Expensive Christmas Wreath

I love most things from Grandin Road. However, I don’t always like the price point. I found this nostalgic deer wreath and fell in love with it. It’s simple, but an elegant wreath that I really wanted for Christmas. The price tag, I did not want.

I had a grapevine wreath down in my basement that I got on clearance months ago. I don’t know about you, but twine is always a staple in my house. With two items down, I only needed a few left to make this wreath.

Supplies – Expensive Christmas Wreath For Less

As you can see from the picture above, there are very little supplies needed to make this wreath. My biggest challenge was to find a deer big enough for the wreath.

  • Grapevine wreath
  • Garland (2)
  • Twine
  • Deer
  • Ring for hanging
  • Hot glue gun

Step 1

First, I added each piece of garland to the sides of my wreath. I was able to weave the end of the stems into the grapevine and no hot glue was needed. The hot glue was used as I positioned the garland around the wreath.

I left enough space at the top, in between each piece so I could add my twine.

Although the twine space at the top of my wreath is wider than the original wreath, it works just as well!

Step 2

For the ring to hang my wreath from, I decided to use a 2 inch grapevine wreath. The wreath is pretty heavy and I wanted to guarantee the ring would be strong enough to hold it. To make it more secure, I wrapped it with the twine. I used a dab of hot glue when I began wrapping it. I continued with the twine until the 2 inch wreath was covered.

Step 3

Wrapping the twine between the garland is next. You will need the hot glue gun for this. Start by adding some hot glue to the back of the wreath and begin wrapping the twine. Make sure you are pulling the twine tight. Doing that and using the glue periodically, while wrapping, will insure the twine won’t shift out of place.

This is probably the most time consuming part of the project.

Step 4

Now, the icing on the cake…or the deer on the wreath!

I secured the deer with hot glue and pushed the legs down into the grapevine.

TaDa! All done!

My DIY Wreath

I hope you liked my expensive look-a-like wreath and it gives you inspiration to try it yourself!

Let me know what you think!

I’ll leave you with this tip. Remember to utilize the dollar store/thrift store and coupons when creating your own DIY wreath. Doing this will help you get the most for your money!

Happy Holidays!

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13 Comments

  1. Oh wow, this is soo pretty! I think yours is w-a-y better than the original! I am gonna borrow your idea for my own door this year!

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