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DIY Anthropologie Holiday Wreath

allie jensen

A few weeks ago I saw the most beautiful and unique holiday wreath at Anthropologie. I loved how festive it looked, without sticking to traditional green & red Christmas colors. Since this wreath was $148, I had to try my hand at making it myself...plus "Make a Wreath" is on the #JensenBucketList. It took well over 10 hours to finish, and lots and lots of visits to the park to find the right size branches/twigs. Here is the tutorial below:

 

1. Gather branches and saw or cut them down to the right length. We used our handsaw because I like the look of finished edges.

1. Gather branches and saw or cut them down to the right length. We used our handsaw because I like the look of finished edges.

2. Roughly paint the sticks with silver or gold--or both!

2. Roughly paint the sticks with silver or gold--or both!

Some of my sticks hadn't been sawed down yet

Some of my sticks hadn't been sawed down yet

3. Pick out your embroidery floss colors. I only bought 10 to begin with, but needed about 5 more. Depending on how large your wreath is, you may need more. A good rule of thumb is one skein per every 3 branches..give or take a little.

3. Pick out your embroidery floss colors. I only bought 10 to begin with, but needed about 5 more. Depending on how large your wreath is, you may need more. A good rule of thumb is one skein per every 3 branches..give or take a little.

4. Use a drill bit to make a hole through each of your branches. I used 7/64" and none of my branches split, not even the small ones.

4. Use a drill bit to make a hole through each of your branches. I used 7/64" and none of my branches split, not even the small ones.

5. Wrap the embroidery floss around the mid section of your branches. Adhere with hot glue. This was the most time consuming portion. 

5. Wrap the embroidery floss around the mid section of your branches. Adhere with hot glue. This was the most time consuming portion. 

6. Create wire frame. I used a wire hanger from this tutorial here to make the wire frame for my wreath. You'll want to cut one end of the wire where it is extremely wavy, otherwise you'll find it difficult to string the branches.

6. Create wire frame. I used a wire hanger from this tutorial here to make the wire frame for my wreath. You'll want to cut one end of the wire where it is extremely wavy, otherwise you'll find it difficult to string the branches.

7. Randomly pick branches to glue thick "baby" (aka soft chunky) white yarn to the ends.

7. Randomly pick branches to glue thick "baby" (aka soft chunky) white yarn to the ends.

8. Close the wire gap by twisting the two ends together using pliers. Cover the gap with ribbon, yarn, etc. I used Tinsel!

8. Close the wire gap by twisting the two ends together using pliers. Cover the gap with ribbon, yarn, etc. I used Tinsel!

Antho's finished wreath. The embroidery floss is wrapped more cleanly and about double the size. Definitely possible, just takes more time! Enjoy!

Antho's finished wreath. The embroidery floss is wrapped more cleanly and about double the size. Definitely possible, just takes more time! Enjoy!