Super Easy Wreaths

 I just adore this Martha Stewart photo of sweet evergreen wreaths hanging in a window.
You will be shocked to see how easy easy they are to make.

You simply hot glue live evergreen pieces to an embroidery hoop.
It's cheap too!
Shocking right?

I happen to know that it works too.
I made a Christmas wreath last year for my master bedroom using a similar method.

I cut a rectangle shape out of a cereal box and hot glued clippings from my tree onto it.
I wired on the Noel and hung it up with a ribbon.
It lasted well into January, because I kept forgetting to take it down.
When I first hung it above the bed I was concerned it might shed all over us while we were sleeping,
but it wasn't a problem.
I suppose it depends on how dry your house is.
I'm taking a wee blogging break while I decorate my home for Christmas.
I'll be back Dec. 1st to show you my mantel (or maybe the day before).



  1. I always thought those kind of wreaths were short-lived too. I'm glad to know they last and that they are so easy to make. Great idea about using the embroidery ring as your base.

  2. I love love love the wreath above your bed.

  3. Hi Lisa,
    What a fabulous idea!! And I love your square wreath, it's just beautiful!
    Hope you have a lovely day!!

  4. Oh Lisa I love how simple and easy this is.And so pretty too!

  5. Great wreath ideas. Love your pretty one for your bedroom.

    Enjoy your blog break and be sure and show us your home all decorated for the holidays.


  6. Love that!!! I love simple wreaths like that and that looks so pretty above your bed. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

  7. That is FANTASTIC! I have to host a Christmas dinner at my house for 50 people and I'm really excited to use this idea. I need cheap, cheap decorating ideas. I don't have a real tree so I'll have to get clippings from Home Depot or something. Thanks for posting this!

  8. I love this! I've been looking at wreaths on expensive for what you get! This idea is a keeper : o )

  9. what a cute idea! I might have to give it a whirl. Good luck with your decorating :)

  10. Love this idea and the simpler the better :-)

    Leeann x

  11. I was looking for something like this, thanks so much! I'll try it for sure, especially love the square wreath!

  12. I like that idea! Might try to do that. Not a crafty girl but I think I can do that one. :)

  13. I'm so glad you shared this, because guess what I have in a bag? Green clippings for wreaths. :-) I just haven't gotten around to it yet because I was still trying to figure out how to make them. I love your square wreath too... how beautiful!

  14. Inspiring me to get busy on a wreath, love the square one over your bed so simple and so calming.

  15. Hey girl. Can't wait to see what you do for Christmas. Love the idea of the simply made wreaths. I read that you can mist the live ones with water to help keep them alive.

    Thanks for sharing...

  16. I love the rectangular shape, Lisa. A bit more modern and fresh. Enjoy your break. I look forward to seeing your home decorated for the holidays.

  17. Another cute idea for a simple wreath, looks like one anyone could tackle.

  18. I am so impressed. Lisa! You make it look so easy too.
    Love the smell of fresh greens so that wreath hanging above your bed must have been wonderful aromatherapy!

    Thanks so much for coming by and sharing with us!