DIY Cotton Wreath (for less than $20!)

I’m sure I am not the only one that has fallen in love with the modern farmhouse style that seems so popular right now.  Smile Whether it’s because of Joanna’s incredible style on Fixer Upper or just because we are craving a comfortable, laid back yet modern/pretty style in our homes, all things rustic/natural/neutrals and farmhouse style are incredibly popular right now.  One of those classic decor pieces is a cotton wreath that you see popping up in homes everywhere.

How to make a DIY Cotton Wreath

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I have been on the hunt for one for a while that would fit in my budget and honestly came up empty handed.  My budget maxes out at $20 for a wreath and honestly I rarely spend over $10 for a wreath thanks to finding $2-3 yard sale finds or making my own.   Hobby Lobby has some gorgeous cotton wreaths for $59.99 making them $29.99 when they are on sale for 1/2 off every few weeks.

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Still just more than I wanted to spend although if you want to skip DIYing your own I think Hobby Lobby’s wreath is the cheapest out there for the quality.  BUT on that same aisle I happened to see this cotton garland priced at $39.99 – making it $19.99 when it’s on sale for 1/2 off!

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So I grabbed that garland and a grapevine wreath from my stash.  (I always try to keep a few grapevine wreaths on hand – I usually find them for $1 at a yard sale or thrift store).   The only other thing you need is a scissors, some twine, or you could use brown floral wire.

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I simply laid the garland on top of the wreath and it fit completely around one time.  Then I flipped it over and secured the garland to the wreath using basic jute twine.  I didn’t have any brown floral wire or I probably would have used that.  I secured it in 7-8 spots.

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Then flip it over and fluff it a bit!  The cotton stems/pods are on wire so they are easy to bend and shape.

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I have mine hung on my mudroom/hall door right now but I’m sure I will move it around and use it all throughout the house.  Smile  This wreath is perfect for fall but also perfect to be used all year long.

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I also love it hung on this large chalkboard in our breakfast nook.

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Or over an old window – pretty much it will look good anywhere!

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Took me less than 10 minutes to make and fit in my under $20 budget – love my new cotton wreath!

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How do you get creative when you really want something but can’t make it fit in the budget?  I encourage you think outside the box!  DIY something for cheaper or search and find it secondhand – there is usually a way to save some money and get it cheaper somehow.


  1. That’s beautiful. I look forward to trying this and putting it on my front door. I’ll be on the hunt for those grapevine wreaths on my next thrift visit.

  2. Neta morton says:

    I love it! I need to make one! Hobby Lobby is my favorite craft store! I enjoy reading your posts so much! Thank you!

  3. Brilliant idea to use a garland to make a wreath! I also love Hobby Lobby, but agree their wreaths are expensive. I also find a lot of the faux florals and greenery I use around my house and on my porch at garage sales and thrift stores. Sometimes I use them as is, or use what I find to make new wreaths and arrangements. Love your blog!

  4. I love it! Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. I love it! I’m going to have to add that one to my ever growing DIY list.
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  6. Elizabeth says:

    This is genius! Thank you so much for the idea. I love this farmhouse look.

  7. Thanks for the tip. I was aware Hobby Lobby had the wreaths and like you just felt like I should be able to do it cheaper. So now that I know they have the garlands, it’s a done deal. Thanks again.

  8. You have such creative, simple thrifty ideas. It pays to wait, and not splurge when it’s not in the budget. Lovely wreath, thanks for the good ideas!

  9. Thank you for sharing. Looks great.

  10. Lanita Anderson says:

    I love how it turned out!! I actually found some cotton stem picks at Dollar Tree a few weeks ago, but haven’t seen any since! Obviously, they are not the same quality, but am hoping they get more in stock so that I can make my own. If not…..I’ll be heading to Hobby Lobby and using your great idea! Thanks for sharing – I love how it turned out!

  11. It turned out really cute! Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. Love, love it!! Got to make me one. If we could get cotton bowls from a farmer, we could really save a bunch!!

  13. five nights at freddy's says:

    Fantastic post I like it. Keep it up

  14. Love love love this. I’m definitely going to make one.

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