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DIY Olive Branch Wreath

Are you looking for winter wreath ideas? Today I’m sharing how to make a super simple and lovely DIY Olive Branch Wreath, as well as several other winter wreath ideas.

This is the first year that I’m really feeling cozy and comfy with our winter decor without it being super winter ‘theme-y’. There are no wintery trees, snowflakes, or frosted branches in sight, but our great room definitely feels cozy and welcoming for the season.

Last week I shared some super thrifty winter DIY ideas that majorly upped the cozy factor in the home without spending much money. I also shared an article about how to access and download vintage art prints for free, and framing a few of these is another great way to add a comfortable but elegant touch to your winter decor. Today I’m adding one more DIY for the season; a very simple yet lovely olive branch wreath that is equally at home indoors or out. Although it perfectly suits our cozy winter decor, it also has an evergreen quality to it that could work throughout the seasons.

a DIY olive branch wreath

Since the front porch is still decked out with my Christmas pots I’ve decided to leave the natural greenery wreath for a couple more weeks, at which point I’ll likely transition to something with more of a springy feel. I may use this DIY olive branch wreath outside, but I really love the way it works inside with our great room winter decor. I have it displayed on our vent hood fan in the kitchen, and I love the little bit of texture and drama at adds!

Simple DIY Olive Branch Wreath graphic.

Today a group of my friends are also sharing their winter wreath ideas.  Be sure to check out the bottom of today’s article for links to their posts.

9 Winter Wreath Ideas poster.

Making this was very simple!

I used three olive branches that I already owned, but originally bought at Michael’s. Don’t forget to use your coupon! I also used a grapevine wreath form, my clippers that cut through metal, and a few dabs of hot glue.

In starting,I cut the grapevine stems into about two pieces each – one larger piece still attached to the main stem, and one smaller (but still nearly full length) piece. I also trimmed the end of the longer piece so there were about 5 inches or stem below where the leaves started.

Then I bent the sections of olive branch stems to the same kind of rounded shape as the wreath form, and placed them around the wreath spacing them evenly. I tucked the end pieces into and under/through the grapevine form, which held them in place. I then added a few dabs of hot glue in any spots where it was needed to keep the branches solidly in the same rounded shape as the wreath form.


Little black olives on the wreath.

Up close details of the olive wreath.

The black olives up close.

The olive wreath with green leaves and black olives.

Side view of the wreath.

As I mentioned, some of my talented blogging friends are sharing their lovely and cozy winter wreath ideas today, as well…

9 Winter Wreath Ideas

Cozy Winter Scarf Wreath //  Modern Glam

DIY Antler Wreath // My Sweet Savannah

Easy Felt Wreath DIY // Happy Happy Nester

A Delicate Winter Wreath // Finding Lovely

Five Minute Winter Wreath // My 100 Year Old Home

Winter Snowflake Wreath – 3 Ways // Tatertots & Jello

Gorgeous DIY Winter Wreath for 20 Dollars // Twelve On Main

Grapevine Pinecone Wreath // Lolly Jane

DIY Olive Branch Wreath // The Happy Housie




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