If you don’t have a green thumb or don’t want to mess with natural elements, “Southern Hospitality” blogger Rhoda Vickers has the answer for you.
She recently showed how to make an alternative wreath by gluing ornaments to an old grapevine.
Using a 14-inch wreath and 50 ornaments, she glued shatterproof ornaments to the frame.
“I started on the outside edge and glued all the way around,” she said.
Her project took about an hour to complete, with three full rows of large ornaments and smaller ones filling in the spaces.
“When I got those ornaments, I knew that I wanted to do a wreath with them,” she said.
But Vickers said the ornament wreath requires patience, as ornaments can move and shift until the glue cools. Shatterproof ornaments are also prone to melting.
“Don’t be afraid to try. You can’t really mess it up,” she said. “If an ornament is in the wrong place, then take if off and try it again. The hot glue gun is very forgiving.”
And the advantage to making your own wreath is picking colors to coordinate with your home, Vickers said. It’s also reusable and can be used for years to come.