Day 9 – from faux garland to a real rustic wreath

From faux garland to a real rustic wreath for Christmas... for free! via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

Not sure what’s come over me the past few years, but anything faux has been left in the Christmas box with me gravitating to real greens instead. It’s rather messy business working with the real thing, but it looks so cool!

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So if you’ve caught the realism bug like I have, here’s how you can go from faux garland to a real rustic wreath for Christmas.

How I did it:

From faux garland to a real rustic wreath for Christmas! Easy and free! via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

 1. Pull the old garland out of the bag you had bound for the thrift store because it’ll become your home base.

2. Collect real greens from outside. The more variety, the better! Include some branches in your findings too.

3. Join the ends of the garland by twisting some metal branches together.

4. I kid you not… I stuck every branch in loose like and it’s pretty sturdy. You can use the faux greens to twist around the real thing for extra grip if needed. If your garland is spindly, maybe use hot glue.

5. Dress it up! Rope, ornaments, dried hydrangeas… and a rusty red Ohio license plate for me please!

From faux garland to a real rustic wreath for Christmas! Easy and free! via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

 

From faux garland to a real rustic wreath for Christmas! Easy and free! via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

 Here’s what it looks like with no snow…

From faux garland to a real rustic wreath for Christmas! Easy and free! via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

… and with.

Tip: Try adding faux snow if something is going in a dark are inside the home. It really helps brighten up the greens.

Christmas card wreath via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

Here’s the Christmas card wreath made from garland last year. Same method with a very different outcome.

Tomorrow I’ll be showing you where I placed the wreath… and so much more. Because Tour of Homes starts Monday and my day is Tuesday! (see my sidebar for details!

From faux garland to a real rustic wreath for Christmas! Easy and free! via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

Even the cats are holding out… cya for the BIG KABOOM tomorrow!

Visit the blogs below for more 12 Days of Christmas

 

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Watch tomorrow for TWO posts! Day 10 AND my Christmas home tour!

 

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