Hello! I’m Allison and I’m pleased to be here. I blog at Upright and Caffeinated where I share easy DIY projects, home decor ideas, simple recipes and helpful tips. As a busy mom with a full-time job, a husband, two young boys, a dog and a blog, I’m always upright and caffeinated.
I’m so excited to share this DIY twig and moss wreath with you. Recently, on a trip to the mall we swung into L.L Bean and I was immediately drawn to a lovely spring wreath. I looked at the price tag and was a little shocked to see $49. The second I took a closer look, the do-it-yourself-er in me started jumping for joy. I turned to my husband and said “I can make that”.
This wreath was very simple to make. Other than the moss and small grapevine wreath, I had everything to create this wreath. I purchased a 10 inch grapevine wreath from my local craft store. The price of the grapevine wreath was $4.99, but of course, I had a coupon! The moss was originally $5.99, but with a coupon, I spent about $3.00. This entire wreath cost me less than $10 to make myself!
You will need lots of twigs. Good thing we had a windy day last week, so there were plenty of twigs and sticks on the ground. If you have young kiddos, this is a great project to get them involved. My boys (two and four years old) were great helpers and picked up tons of sticks! When I told my oldest what I was making he exclaimed “ANOTHER wreath, mommy?”
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What You’ll need
Twigs (lots of twigs)
1 bag Spanish Moss
10 inch Grapevine wreath
Hot glue gun/glue
How to Make a Twig and Moss Wreath
Start by separating your sticks. I made two stacks; one with small, thin twigs and another with larger, thicker sticks. Once your sticks and twigs are separated, cut them to similar lengths. For this wreath, I cut my twigs to nine inches.
Next, begin assembling the wreath by adding a little hot glue to the end of the twig and inserting it into the grapevine wreath at an angle. Start with the thicker twigs and then fill in spaces with the smaller twigs.
Once you have a sufficient amount of twigs glued into the grapevine wreath, begin adding the moss. I purchased two bags of moss; however, one was enough to cover the wreath. The two bags of moss were purchased during separate shopping trips so they were slightly different colors. I thought the two shades of green moss looked great together, so I used half a bag of each shade on this wreath. Pull a small bunch of moss from the bag and add hot glue to the ends. Press it firmly onto the grapevine wreath, making sure to cover the wreath form.
Add a Ribbon
The twig and moss wreath looks great all by itself, but I wanted to make an exact replica of the one I saw on sale for $49, so I added the ribbon (which I already had).
I measured the length of ribbon I wanted to fit my door and glued the ends of the ribbon to the back of the grapevine wreath. The simple bow was attached to the ribbon using floral wire.
*If you plan to make this wreath and hang it outside, don’t rely on the bow and ribbon to hold the wreath in place. Attach the wreath to your door (I used wire to attach it to my door knocker) and then attach the bow to your door above the wreath (I used a small contact hook).
Here’s a picture of the original wreath I saw in the store:
I’m truly pleased with how great this DIY twig and moss wreath looks. I think it looks just as beautiful as the one I saw in the store and I paid a fraction of the price. This was not a difficult project and I’m so glad my boys got to participate in making a wreath for our front door.
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