How to Layer Wreaths {Easy & Frugal DIY Tip!}

Revive old wreaths and make an awesome new one!

Today I’m popping in to share one of my favorite frugal but oh-so-luxe decorating secrets. I’ve used this idea for years, but especially think of it at Christmas. Don’t laugh at how simple this is, but here are my instructions for how to layer wreaths. Ready? {You might want to take notes}.

Step One:

Take two wreaths with different textures and put them together.

. . .

And then?

That’s it.

WHAT? You don’t even have to wire or glue them or staple gun or power tool or sew them together or anything?

Nope! Just one step: simply hang them or set them together and you.are.done.

Finished.

I love taking wreaths from different seasons and putting them together, too. There is no need to ever buy a new wreath if you already have a few favorites laying around! Or just buy a new fresh or faux holiday wreath from a home improvement store and layer it with a branchy type wreath from a previous year, like I did for my Christmas mantel.

Christmas Mantel Family Room The Inspired Room House Tour

This year I re-used my old branchy wreath from my 2009 Christmas mantel years ago (they seem to sell them every year at Michaels Craft, use a coupon and get one!) and layered a new evergreen wreath on top of it (from The Home Depot) and hung them together from the same hook over the mantel.

The old wreath gave the new wreath a more woodsy wild textured custom feel, like you were a big spender at the fancy garden store. And then for an added coastal twist with a bit of white to make it really pop, I added white starfish by tucking them in around the greenery. Easy!

Christmas-decorating-entry-table-The-Inspired-Room-Christmas-House-Tour

For my entry table this year, I layered a summery driftwood wreath with an old white pom pom type wreath (that’s the technical term I like to use) for a little more festivity. Then I put the Christmas tree candles in the middle just because I wanted to.

One year I layered both that same stick wreath from the mantel and the pom pom type wreath from the entry together to make a new wreath.

You can mix and match! There is no end to all the combinations you could come up with. There are no rules — if the two wreaths look good together, it’s all good.

This trick also works when you have a skimpy or boring wreath! No one wants a skimpy or boring wreath, right? So just layer two wreaths together and you’ve got a nice fluffy or highly textured wreath to be proud of.

And that concludes another complicated DIY tutorial.

You are WELCOME!

PS. Speaking of wreaths, if you missed this, come see my double wreath chandelier project! It was only a tiny bit more involved than just layering, but the effect is perfectly magical for Christmas or a party!

How to Make a Festive Boxwood Wreath Chandelier

How to make a boxwood wreath chandelier

How to Make a Wreath Chandelier

This project was created in partnership with The Home Depot. As always, the projects and ideas are mine!

Want to make something fun and unique for your front porch or home this Christmas? How about a festive boxwood wreath chandelier? You know you want one (or TWO). It’s pretty easy! And just wait until you see how it looks with the lights on, it’s magical!

DIY boxwood wreath chandelier tutorial

You’ll need two boxwood wreaths. Mine are Boxwood Wreaths 30 inch and 24 inch, both from The Home Depot. (I ordered mine online.) You can also make this with just one wreath, but we went with the BIG DRAMA and made ours a double-decker!

rope for wreath chandelier

Then you’ll want some rope or ribbon, or even a chain. We chose some thicker rope like this so it would have a rustic nautical feel. I love it!

hooks to hang wreath chandelier

Then you’ll want some hooks for hanging your wreath. We installed heavy-duty hooks from The Home Depot that were big enough to handle our rope. Once you get the wreath hung, you can’t really see the hooks (at least on ours) so don’t worry about getting fancy hooks, unless you have a really snazzy porch or are using them inside (or if you think they will show).

how to make a wreath chandelier - DIY tutorial the inspired room

Next you’ll want to have your husband or friend get up on a ladder and hold the wreath so you can decide how low to hang it. You do not need to have an existing light for this wreath project; it will look great even by itself.

If you have a shorter porch ceiling, I would recommend just one wreath hung closer to the ceiling. We decided to hang the first wreath at the top of our lantern. Once you decide how low it will hang, you can judge how long to cut the rope.

Before you cut, look ahead at the tutorial to see how we decided to hang ours so you can figure out how much rope you’ll need.

DIY wreath chandelier tutorial

Loop the rope around the wire on the back of the wreath and tie the rope in a knot to secure it.

diy boxwood wreath ropes

Then tie the other end of the same rope a few inches over, creating a “handle” you can hold. It’s helpful to leave a few inches of excess rope in case you decide you need more length. Note that your wreath will now hang lopsided, unless you repeat that step again with one more rope.

DIY Wreath Chandelier tutorial the inspired room

Take one more length of rope and knot it on the back of the wreath, opposite the other rope. Then take the remaining end and knot it a few inches over, so your wreath will have two rope handles to hang it from (kind of like shopping bag or purse handles; see the photo below for how it will hang).

how to make a wreath chandelier tutorial at the inspired room

Hang one handle on each hook, with the wreath upside down. Once you hang it, you can retie a rope or balance it out by sliding it around on the hooks a bit, as needed, to make it level.

DIY double wreath chandelier tutorial

Once you are happy with your first wreath, pat yourself on the back and call it done. I loved the look of one. Or go for the drama like we did, and make another one!

how to make a wreath chandelier diy at the inspired room

Repeat the process for your second wreath. Just make sure your rope is long enough to hang down through the first wreath. We looped both wreaths over the same hooks.

When you like how the wreaths hang, trim any excess rope and you are done! If you want to add lights, I’d recommend slim wire battery-operated LED string lights with a timer. That way you can set them to come on and off every evening so you don’t have to climb up and deal with them every day!

This was such a simple, fun project for our Christmas porch! I love what a bold statement it makes.

DIY boxwood wreath chandelier christmas porch

DIY tutorial Christmas Wreath Chandelier

It’s pretty all day long, and at night it’s absolutely magical!

How to Make a Wreath Chandelier

It makes my porch feel like you are entering a fairytale! I think this would be beautiful for a wedding or party, too!

DIY How-To-Tutorial-Christmas-Wreath-Chandelier - The Inspired Room

If you like this project, feel free to pin it on Pinterest or share it on Facebook and link back to this post!

Come see the rest of the Christmas porch here, and the inside of my Christmas house here!

Wreath Chandelier Supplies Needed:

2 Boxwood (or any kind you like) Wreaths 30 inch and 24 inch
Rope
Hooks {mine were less than $1 each}
You’ll need several sets of lights, depending on what size and how many wreaths you use.

Do you decorate your porch or front door for Christmas?

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