Decorating for each season can be so much fun, but it can also be costly, time-consuming, and create such a mess! Although I love to change out my decor seasonally, there are some things that I just want as a constant, or as a basis for an easy seasonal tweak. I made this wreath several years ago, and have just added a few sprigs here and there for each season. I was honestly surprised at how easy it was to make, how easy it is to switch it up, and that I haven’t gotten tired of it!!! And the best part-it didn’t cost very much at all!!! Read more to see how I made this DIY all-year wreath on a budget!
The wreath lives most of the year on my pantry door. You can see my full pantry makeover here and how I wallpapered my pantry with a budget-friendly item here!
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- Wire cutter
- Floral Wire
- Wire wreath form-you can get these at any craft store and sometimes the dollar stores
- Garland of eucalyptus or greenery-I’ve priced making wreaths all different ways. The most cost-effective option always comes out to be to use a garland. Especially if you wait for it to be half off, or use a coupon!
- Additional swag or bunch of eucalyptus/greenery- Again, the cheapest option is to get a swag or the biggest bunch you can find! Of course-wait for it to be on sale or use a coupon!
- Leaves-I bought the 3 florals shown in long stems at Dollar Tree. I picked off the leaves to use as filler. You probably have some florals in your stash that you can use for the flowers and the leaves.
- Optional-florals, pine stems, cotton blooms The pine stems that I used literally fell of other Christmas decor that I have. I save all of the odds and ends that fall off over the years in a sandwich baggie and use them for all kinds of things! I used them in this cute Christmas lantern. The cotton blooms are only available for purchase in the fall, but you could cut off the blooms from stems as well.
- Hot glue gun
1) Affix the garland around the wreath form
Begin wiring the garland around the wreath, securing it with floral wire in about 5 places around the wreath. Do not cut off any excess garland until you have completely secured it around the entire wreath form. Then secure any spots that are gaping off of the form.
2) Fill in bare spaces with swag or additional greenery
Fill in any bare spots with pieces cut off of the swag, or any additional greenery you have. Either wire the stems, or hot glue them. Cut as you go! You might be able to use the branches that are left attached for another project or to fill in a vase or accent your home decor.
3) Fill any bare spots that may be left with leaves or other embellishments.
Fill in any remaining bare spots with leaves or other greenery until the wreath is full, with no wire frame showing.
4) Add Seasonal Elements
Now you have your own beautiful DIY All-Year Wreath on a Budget as a base to add seasonal elements!
Add some pretty florals for spring! I bought these at Dollar Tree, and pulled off the leaves to use as filler!
I put the wreath on my coffee table for Christmas, stuck in some pine branches that had fallen off of the tree and other Christmas decor, added some candlesticks and ornaments and changed up the whole look in about 5 minutes at no cost!
For fall, I added some cotton blooms that I found in a little package for about $5 at Hobby Lobby. Unfortunately, they are only available in the fall, but you could also cut off the blooms of cotton stems which are available year round.
I love this! I like being able to use the same decor year-round with just a few little tweaks!
Right! It makes things so much easier, and more budget-friendly!
Gosh your pantry is so pretty! Love how you reuse this wreath. It is sweet with the candles for christmas.
Thanks so much, Marie! My pantry is not this clean in real life!!!
LOVE this! I need to make one for my front door and hadn’t realized how easy it is to do! Love the all green or a bit of cotton added. Hmmm, decisions!
Thanks so much, Meriah! It is so easy, and so easy to change up! I hope you make one!
Carol Karl says
This is fabulous. Adding greenery to your home just adds that touch of special.
It sure does! I have to have greenery everywhere, but it’s usually faux because I do not have a green thumb!
Melissa Tomlinson says
I just love your wreath! I love all the changes you made to fit different seasons or decor! perfect!
Thanks so much, Melissa! I’m glad you liked it!
I love how you can change up this wreath. And you pantys is goals for sure!!!!!
Thank you! In full disclosure, my pantry is not that clean in real life!
Linda Johnston says
Thanks for the tutoial and suggestions for this all season wreath
Thanks for reading, Linda!
LoVE love Love this idea!! I need to do this. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much, Carolyn! I tried to comment on your spring carrot wreath, but it wouldn’t let me.
Oh, I love this idea, Danielle! One wreath for all seasons – just change out a few bits and you’ve got an entirely ‘new’ wreath. Your spring wreath is beautiful!
Yes, you’ve got it!!! It’s so easy! Thanks for reading!
Oh thank you, Heidi! It’s such a quick and easy change!
Heidi | The Frugal Girls says
I love your idea to simply change up the look of the wreath so it always looks seasonally appropriate. So smart!
Oh thank you, Heidi! It’s so quick and easy to do, and so simple to change up!
Caleb - Never Ending Journeys says
Such a great idea to have a year-round wreath! I never thought to do that – very creative.
Thanks so much, Caleb! It saves so much time, money, and storage!
Karins Kottage says
Gorgeous wreath! Wow! I love that you hang it on your pantry door to bring in some beauty. But your pantry is already beautiful! Wow! Great post! So fun to be a part of this wreath challenge!
Thank you so much, Karin! My pantry is not this clean in real life! Yes, wasn’t this wreath challenge so much fun!
Donna @ Modern on Monticello says
Your wreath is lovely and the versatility of it is amazing. I also noticed you mentioned that you keep it on your pantry door. That is a great idea and I might just have to make one for my pantry door now too. Pinned.
Thank you so much, Donna! My pantry is not that clean in real life! I hope that you do make a wreath for your pantry door, you will love it!
Jennifer Dynys says
Yes! I do the same thing! I love your wreath it is just beautiful!
Thanks so much, Jennifer! It just makes seasonal decorating so much simpler!
What a great versatile wreath! Love it and how you change add to it. Perfect!
Thanks so much, Tammy! It was very simple to make, and it’s so easy to change it up!
tHIS IS AMAZING! i LOVE EVERGREEN DECOR, KEEPS ME FROM STORING SO MUCH!!!
For sure, Syndey! That is definitely one of the benefits! Thanks so much!
What a great craft … and so versatile. I really love it on the coffee table as a centerpiece for candles. its so fun to decorate for spring! xo
Thank you so much, Juliet! It really is so versatile!
Your pantry looks amazing, Danielle! I am so inspired by your gorgeous wreath. I am going to make one next week.
Thanks so much, Marieza! My pantry is not the pretty in real life! I hope you do make a wreath, it’s so easy and so versatile!
Such a pretty wreath! It’s got a great base for embellishing and switching out throughout the year.
There you go! Now you can easily embellish it year round!
Chas Greener says
What an amazing wreath and such a great idea to have one that can be kept up all week! Thanks so much for sharing.
Thanks, Chas! It was birthed out of necessity! I was so tired of re-doing my whole house for each season, and having to store it all. I wanted to streamline some of my things to make seasonal decorating easier!