DIY red berry wreaths

Holiday songs are already annoying me on the radio. Time to tune out or give in.

Who am I kidding? My Christmas tree is still up from last year (albeit undecorated).

In the spirit of decorating, I saw this red berry wreath from Crate and Barrel that I thought would look great in my windows.

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Here’s the description on its website: “Twigs of faux berries wind a large wreath adding festive colour above a fireplace.” Cost: $150 each.

Here’s the description I hear in my head. “Twigs and fake berries form a hole like one in your wallet, adding festive debt on your credit card.”

The funds in my spending account are already earmarked for my Christmas gift list and holiday hosting. I also found a similar wreath at Homesense for $39.99 but I’d still be spending $80 plus tax if I wanted its twin.

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So off to Dollarama to see if we can create something of our own. This project was my bestie’s idea after she spotted these deep red berry strings at the store.

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So high five, girlfriend.

Supplies:

  • A laundry basket from Dollarama ($3), cut into a hoop
  • Five red berry strings from Dollarama ($3 each). Even more, if you want it to look fuller.
  • Brown ribbon (Dollarama has wide burlap ribbon for $3) to wrap around the laundry basket’s rim
  • String or wire to tie it all together
  • (For the photo, we jammed some artificial hydrangeas in between the strings to match some table decor.)

Et voilà. Me likey the price best of all: $21 plus tax.

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Note: Dollarama covered the cost of the wreaths.

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