How to Repurpose an Old Christmas Wreath

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Instead of throwing out that old tired Christmas wreath found in the attic, let’s repurpose it and make it Christmas ready by adding a bow, ornaments, and picks.  Today in the wreath shop we’re repurposing an old Christmas wreath in less than 30 minutes. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. If you click a link and make a purchase, I could earn a few pennies in commission. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

How to Repurpose an Old Christmas Wreath



How to Repurpose an Old Christmas Wreath

In this video, I’m sharing how to take an old Christmas wreath found in your attic or from a garage sale and repurpose it to make it Christmas ready. Let’s get started:


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How to Repurpose an Old Christmas Wreath:

  • Begin by fluffing up your wreath, making sure it is not laying flat.
  • Next, cut off the berries that came on the wreath and any other items that may be on yours that you do not want to keep.
  • For added dimension, add pieces of greenery to your wreath. I used pieces from a 6 foot garland from Hobby Lobby as well as a slightly different shade of green from a small greenery bush. Simply pull off or cut the branches, add hot glue to the base of the stems and insert in the wreath. Note: Make sure all of your greenery is going the same direction around the wreath.
  • Now it is time to make the bow. I used red and white wired ribbon for my bow. Note: If you’re unsure how to make a bow, check out my 9 Ways to Make a Bow free video!
  • Attach your bow using florist wire. You can attach it wherever you would like – top, bottom or even to the side. I placed mine at the top with the ribbon streamers hanging down. Note: For a finished look, roll or dovetail the ribbon ends.
  • Now it’s time to add the ornaments and picks. Simply add hot glue to the stem/base and insert into wreath among the branches. I like to use a variety of sizes for more interest. Note: To help ornaments stay in place you can wrap the wreath branches around them.
  • Continue adding until you are happy with your wreath!

How to Repurpose an Old Christmas Wreath…

There it is, a completely new look for your wreath in less than 30 minutes! Anyone can do this, just gather up your supplies and get started. I used red and white for a peppermint theme on mine but you can easily use any colors or themes you would like for your wreath.

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  1. Brenda Vance on October 18, 2018 at 9:01 am

    You are such a blessing in my life. I thoroughly enjoy your tutorials. You are so talented and such a pleasure
    Thank you

  2. Laurie Bush on October 18, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Hi Julie,
    You’re a genius and a blessing to watch!! I, too, have had to re-do some of my wreaths partly because they weren’t selling, so you have some great ideas, and thanks for sharing them with us. It seems, in Texas, that cotton is a big seller, so my wreaths have a lot of cotton in them.
    I have a booth at an antique mall, and the clientele is mainly senior citizens, and they like the grapevine wreaths instead of the deco mesh, so I’m having to change my way of thinking to their way of buying. It’s taken me a while, but it’s starting to click in my brain. Anyway, was wondering if you were going to make any floral arrangements with cactus – that is popular here as well. It’s kinda hard to incorporate cactus into Christmas, but maybe the spring, for sure.

  3. Maria Haddock on October 18, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    Love it!!

  4. Ruth Meagher on October 20, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    you are awsome, here in Canada we dont have Hobby lobby so I go to micheals,thank you for all the good hints etc :-):-):-)

  5. Madonna Woods on November 1, 2020 at 11:19 pm

    I saw a live where u taught how to tie a bow with a cardinal red bird ribbon. Showing how to get birds all in one direction. I can’t find it an I’ve forgotten how to do it. HELP! Plz! TYia

    • Julie Siomacco on November 2, 2020 at 9:28 pm

      Head over to my YouTube channel. It take a coupl of weeks to get added to the blog.

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