Greenery is the perfect “every season” decoration. Pine and cedar during the winter, fresh flowers and vines in the spring and summertime, magnolia wreaths… okay. Those are great every single day, let’s be honest! Laurel wreaths are everywhere these days, including our fall printables from a few weeks ago!
A good friend of mine saw this tutorial on Pinterest, and asked for my help to make one to mount above her headboard. We modified the tutorial a bit and found the perfect greenery for every season at Hobby Lobby (where else!?!). Of course, I had to share it with you because it’s one of those projects that turned out even better than we were hoping! The best part? It’s easy and inexpensive. Win-win!
What You’ll Need:
The first thing we did was disassemble the wire wreath form. The best method we found was to wedge a flathead screwdriver into the connections to pull them apart. You’ll only need the outermost ring of the wreath form. Using the wire cutters, cut the circular wire in half. Once you do that, you’ll be left with two half-circle lengths of wire like this.
Next, lay out one of the half circle wire lengths on a flat surface (save the other for your next project!). Take your garland and cut it in half using the wire cutters. Lay out each piece of garland over the wire and trim any excess. I wanted the garland to come well above the ends of the wire, and the garland I purchased was the perfect height once I cut it in half to use on each side. I also wanted the ends to cross at the bottom, which helped use any extra length.
Once you’ve got the garland and wire laid out the way you want it to look, start hot gluing! More is better with this because you definitely don’t want the garland to start popping off the wire.
The final step once all the glue has dried is to go back and reinforce the glue by using floral tape. This stuff is awesome. It sticks to itself and matches the branches (we used brown tape). Wrap small pieces around your wire and garland in strategically spaced areas (like the bottom center where the branches cross) to ensure the branches won’t slip off the wire even if the glue doesn’t hold.
Then admire! Your laurel wreath is done. All that’s left is to hang the wreath and mount the letter of your choosing! We used 3M strips and hooks to hang the wreath form and the gold letter because they’re so light. The whitewashed letter is wood, though, and much heavier so it will require nails.
Here is how my friend’s turned out! As soon as we got it up on the wall, I did a happy dance because it was just so perfect!
Since we did this project, I’ve decked our halls for the upcoming Christmas season, and love how the laurel wreath fits in with our holiday decor!
This was such an easy and beautiful project. I hope you’ll give it a try, and let us know what you think!