Half Wreaths are a new trend in Holiday décor. Made up of a base metal ring and an assortment of flowers and leaves, the half wreath is the perfect accent piece for your minimal holiday. Best of all! They are simple and affordable to make. It’ll only take about 15 minutes for you to have the perfect wreath!
Our favorite part about half wreaths is that you can make them for any season or holiday. This specific half wreath we designed for the winter holiday season. All of the supplies (Garland, Flower Hoop, Hot Glue Gun, etc.) we bought at Michael’s for very affordable prices. However, you can also find floral supplies at any craft store.
Never having made a half wreath (or wreath in general), we expected the process to be very difficult and take us a few tries to get it right. However, the process was very easy and resulted in a very beautiful half wreath.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
Hot Glue Gun
Ribbon (For Hanging the Wreath)
The first step in making the half wreath is to decide how you would like your wreath to sit. Some have the floral decorations sitting at the bottom half of the ring, some have them sitting directly on the left or the right of the ring, etc. We decided to set our floral arrangement angled to the bottom left of the ring.
Once you decide where to place your floral arrangement, you’ll want to use your hot glue gun to add glue to the designated area.
Right after you add your glue, you’re going to begin wrapping your garland or placing your first layer of leaves and flowers onto the ring.
If you have a garland: Begin at one end of your designated area and tightly wrap the garland around the wreath.
If you have leaves and flowers: Begin with the leaves as a base. Place the leaves so that they point outward, away from the inside of the hoop. You’ll want to make sure that they are a thick enough base and close enough together so that the hoop does not show.
If you have a garland: In the image above, we chose to use a simple smaller garland as the base of our wreath. We found this specific item in the holiday section at Michael’s for around $12.
Once you have wrapped your garland around the hoop, give it about three minutes to dry before you move on to step three.
**If you buy a garland instead of individual flowers, it is likely too long for your designated area. So, once you reach your designated length, cut the garland and use the rest by repeating step two.**
Once you have let your wreath dry, tie a ribbon on it and voila! You’ve got yourself a beautiful half wreath, perfect for the holidays.