Forget about wreath forms and fancy supplies…
We are going to transform a dollar store laundry basket into 2 wreath makers, which can be used again and again!
Today we will make two wreaths – a flower wreath and a kitchen herb wreath, perfect for holidays and gift giving! ( Some of the helpful resources are affiliate links. Full disclosure here. )
This dollar store hack will enable you to make wreath lightning fast, with just botanical clippings and natural jute twine.
UPDATE: thanks to you all for the enthusiasm and wonderful questions!! I have made a checklist of great tips on how to best use this method. See it at the end of the post!
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Start with treasures gathered from the garden, and a Dollar Store laundry basket about 15″ in diameter.
Cut the basket like shown above. The top part and bottom part are different in size, which will give us TWO wreath jigs !
Make sure they are each 4″ to 5″ tall, and don’t cut too close to the cross pieces.
If you do, like I did in my very first cut, you will end up with a crack. What a great start!
Well, I realized it quickly, and taped this area. So place your cuts at least 1/2″ away from the crossing areas!
For the flower wreath, start with branches that are sturdy but still pliable for the bottom layer, such as the Acacia and Olive branches here.
Tip: make cutting long enough to go at least 1/3 to 1/2 of the basket, so the wreath is more sturdy later!
Place the cuttings one stem at a time inside the basket ring until you have about 4 layers as a base.
Keep changing the starting points as you go around the circle.
Next layer some softer plant clippings such as lavender for more colors and texture.
Once the layers are thick enough, we will tie the wreath and add some more flowers as highlights! Continue To Next Page…