This year I had a major problem. I really wanted to make my own Christmas wreath with real tree clippings but I literally have a box of artificial wreaths in my closet. I don’t like to waste things. After getting our tree this year, I asked if I could take some clippings from the pile at the lot (great tip, they’re free!). You can also use the clippings in a garland or just around the house for extra scent.
Once I got home and pulled out all of my Christmas stuff I had a brilliant idea. Why not use my artificial wreath as a frame for those clippings? And that is just what I did. So this wreath is not completely live, not completely artificial. But it was way easier than creating a frame, spending an hour attaching the clippings to it, and, ultimately wasting the artificial wreath. Literally, you just cut your tree clippings into smaller bunches and attach them to the artificial wreath using the wired ones already on the wreath!
Step One: Gather the wreath you will be using and the clippings and cut into smaller branches
Step Two: Start attaching each real branch to an artificial branch on the wreath. You don’t even need any wire but you could use it if you wanted. I just poked in each branch and secured the real branch by folding over one of the artificial branches over top of it. Continue this pattern all the way around the wreath.
Step Three: Decorate your wreath as desired!