DIM {Did It Myself} Twine Wreath, $0

{twine wreath, white t-shirt flowers}

Last week I posted our simple Christmas decor which included this simple twine wreath. Here's the "tutorial" (it's pretty self-explanatory), including a couple links and credits.

My sister and I decided we wanted to act on all the great DIY wreaths we were seeing on Pinterest and try it ourselves. We loved this idea of making a cheap wreath form out of foam tubing. So we made the trip to Lowe's to grab a 6-foot long foam tube from the plumbing department.

{diy foam wreath form}

We cut the tube in half then formed a circle and duct taped the ends together. Now that it's done, we easily could have gotten 3 wreaths out of this. My wreath seems a little big for how skinny it is, but overall I'm still happy with it. If you aren't going in on it with anyone else, then you could go ahead and make 3-4 and do one for each season to rotate through the year. The tubing was around $1.30, split between the two of us is roughly $.65 for a wreath form. My sister covered the cost of this one, so price for me: Free.

{wrapping foam tube with twine}

I knew I wanted something simple, slightly minimalist, and earthy. Twine was the first thing that came to mind, and we happened to have more than half a roll left from other projects. I'm not a fan of glue, so I decided to try this without gluing the twine as I wrapped. I used one of my sister's small tack pins from the wreath she was making, and pinned the end of twine to the back of the wreath, then began wrapping the twine around, keeping it taut and secure as I wrapped. It's slightly time-consuming, and a little mundane, but really doesn't take too long (good reason to keep your wreath small), and goes much quicker than if I had decided to glue the twine down as I wrapped. The twine would cost a buck or two, but we already had some, so price for me: Free.

{secured end on back of wreath}

Once I wrapped the entire wreath and met back up with the starting pin, I tied the end of the twine tightly around another small pin, pushed it securely into the back of the wreath, and cut the twine off as close as possible to the knot I had tied. It really feels secure, and can easily be redone if I want to change it later.

{jute twine wreath inspiration}

I got a little hung up on how to embellish the wreath, so I searched "twine wreath" on Pinterest for ideas. The wreath photographed above done by Brunch at Saks was precisely what I had in mind.

{t-shirt flowers}

I then browsed my Fabric Flowers board on Pinterest for ideas, and decided on this T-shirt Flower Tutorial posted on Little Miss Momma. I grabbed the small bag of stained/worn out/shrunken clothes I kept for craft projects, and chose a stained onesie. The back of it was dingy, but not stained, and a twine wreath is a perfect place to use no-longer-white white fabric. I also happen to keep a few miscellaneous buttons and beads for random projects like this, and these silver beads added just enough shine to fancy up the tee material.

Reusing things I already had on hand means the total price of this wreath for me is: Free.

And there you have it--the complicated explanation of a process so simple you could probably figure it out from the first photo. Hopefully that sparked some ideas for you, and be sure to let me know if you make a wreath or two!