After browsing wreaths at Roger’s Gardens, a home decor and garden center in Newport Beach, and admiring the beautiful arrangements I was inspired to DIY my own greenery to decorate my front door on a budget. Roger’s Gardens had a beautiful assortment of wreaths, but I realized that I would not be able to buy one for less than $50, and that would be for the small, 8″ wreaths. Wanting something that could hang in a window or on the front door without maintenance, I decided to make a wreath using fake greens and gave myself a max budget of $10.
I have made succulent wreaths with live plants in the past, but with the Southern California heat, even they can dry out quickly. So, after deciding low/no maintenance was the way to go I began looking for some fake greenery that wouldn’t look plastic and cheesy. I really like the small Ikea faux plants. They look real enough and the price is right- $4.99! I also hit the jackpot with some super clearance Maidenhair stems. The last item I needed to make this work was a cheap wreath that the Dollar Store provided! This super simple project took me only 10 minutes once my supplies were gathered.
- Stems, or IKEA plant
- scissors- If you’re using a plant with wire stems use wire cutters instead of scissors.
I started with the Maiden Hair stems, cutting and filling the outside of the foam form. I filled the interior of the wreath with short stems.
Then, taking the trimmed Ikea plant, I filled in open spots of the wreath.
Just keep turning the form and filling until you cannot see the green foam through the greenery.
Here is the final product. It was inexpensive and easy to put together. You could follow the same basic steps using faux flowers or other faux greenery to create low maintenance home decor.
The wreath adds an inviting and fresh touch to our front entry and will stay looking fresh year round!