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How to Jazz up a Christmas Wreath for cheap

Plain Christmas Wreath

Do you have a plain Christmas wreath? Something you got from home goods that is starting to look a little dull. Or maybe you are lucky and got one of our fresh Christmas wreaths at the start of the season!? We usually sell out of them pretty quickly. And you want to spruce them up with some fresh smells for the rest of winter.

Here are some fun ideas to spruce up (PUN intended) your Christmas Wreath.

#1 - Dried Fruit

Have some left over oranges you thought your kids would eat but didn’t, same. Slice them up thin and blot out as much juice as you can. Put them right on your oven grate or toaster oven. I usually put a pan underneath just to avoid any extra mess. Set the temperature low, around 150-200 degrees Fahrenheit. Then flip the slices over a couple times, about every 30 minutes until they look dry. Usually takes about 2 hours. Take the slices out and put them on the counter to finish drying overnight.

Now you are ready to grab some fishing line and string those through your wreath. I also use hot glue for stacking them on top of each other. Try doing this with cranberries, apples or lemons as well.

#2 - Pine cones

While you are out on a walk collect some pine cones from your yard, or neighbors. I make it a fun game with he kids! We see who can grab the most from the trees in the backyard (sneaky way to get them off the ground and get your kids to help you too).

I like to clean and bake my pine cones just to make sure they don’t have any unwanted bugs. Put them in the sink or a pail and soak for about 30 minutes, making sure they are fully submerged. They make close up a bit which is fine, they are a little easier to work with then. Dry them off as best you can and bake them low in the oven (right on the rack) for an hour, turning once.

Attach them to the wreath with fishing wire, hot glue or thin floral wire in whatever creative style you like.

#3 - Cinnamon Sticks

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I like these ones from Amazon, they smell great and look pretty too. You get a lot of them, so you could boil these with some left over fruit above to make your house smell like amazing.

Breath it in!

Final step, take in a big breath! All the holiday smells are coming from this cutie little wreath. Its an easy way to spruce up an old wreath, a fresh one that is getting to its last life, or just to make something feel a little more custom. If you do any of our tips, let us know on our Facebook page!

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