Now time for my diy wreath making video – customizing holiday wreaths with the freshest florals and foliage!
After visiting the Los Angeles Flower Market, I took all of my finds home to my tiny little cottage in the Hollywood Hills and began holiday wreath making. This is an easy DIY on how to decorate plain wreaths and making them stylish and chic. See this video of making wreaths and the before and after of my front door. This video was edited together by fab COCOCOZY marketing maven VS – she did an excellent job. I won’t blame the video itself on her…I shot the wobbly shaky video (some say I am the worst at taking videos).
The good news is this Christmas wreath DIY is under a minute long and you may get some fabulous tips for sprucing up your decor.
All you need is an undecorated wreath, garden wire, clippers and flowers or foliage of your choice.
I used Sunset Safari shrub branches, white mums, and tinted seeded Eucalyptus on my wreaths…I liked the dark red and maroon colors of the Safari and Eucalyptus and the surprising and unusual use of white mums for the holidays.
Take a look! Here’s what I did!
All together, because I bought my wreaths and foliage at the wholesale Flower Market in downtown Los Angeles, the big wreath cost me about $10 to make at most! The small wreaths were about $8 each.
Make sure to watch video, to see my front door before the wreath was hung and after!
P.S. Magic of Christmas – Every year I say I am going to put lights on my house for Christmas and every year I do not! This year my neighbors MR and JH went all out with their lights, including two white lit moving deer on their roof. MR is a Hollywood special effects guy so he really loves putting up lights the day after Thanksgiving. My house is directly across from theirs but 25 steps up and their front door is actually on the side of their house…so I am the sole beneficiary of MR’s cheerful Christmas display every year. This year he knows I need a little extra cheer so MR did an especially colorful display on his house and yard that includes a laser light show that looks like tiny lights hitting one of their tall trees. Anyhoooo….the other night, I had been out a little late on a week night, so as I drove up my hill to go home I was rather tired. I looked at MR and JH’s lights and I smiled. They lights always make me smile. I passed my house as I always do so I could back into my carport (we live on a narrow trail in the hills where there is only enough room for one car to drive up or down the street at a time). I turned over my right shoulder to navigate my way in and I screamed out loud when I notice a tiny string of lights dangling on my small Japanese Maple tree. I literally exclaimed “I have lights! It’s magic!” Then I started to cry. I knew the magic of Christmas came in the form of my sweet neighbor sending me some wonderful Christmas cheer by stringing some of his lights on my tree to spread the good will of the season. I ran down the stairs to their house and shared a huge hug with MR and JH and a few tears…tears of joy and appreciation and love. Holiday magic indeed. 🙂