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So, what do you get with a free evening, 4 berry stems and superglue?

White berry stem wreath on cabinet

To make this project, all you need are:

Berry stems – as many as you want, but I recommend multiples of 4; I picked mine up at Garden Ridge for $1.99 for a 4 pack.

White berry stems

Superglue – I prefer Loctite Control with this special grip – this was my first time using a bottle that didn’t dry shut after only one use. Love it.

Loctite super glue

Ribbon, twine, or other accessories to get the finished look you want.

This project is so easy, I completed the whole thing sitting on the new recliner watching TV. This should explain the photos for this tutorial; they are all taken on my lap.

Step 1:  Choose the size of wreath you want. This will effect how full the wreath gets and the curve that each branch will have.

Step 2:  Shape the curve of each stem.

Shape the berry stem
Since the berry part versus stem part is about half and half, by forming a C-shape with each stem, the berry section will create one quarter of the eventual wreath. Make sense?
Visual example of four Cs to make a circle

Step 3:  Overlap one stem over another, making sure that the berries are all curving in the same direction. I placed the top half of Stem 1 on the bottom half of Stem 2. Apply superglue to the areas that touch, holding a few seconds to let dry.

Visual example of top half and bottom half of stem

Step 4:  Continue the overlapping process until you have formed a complete circle.

Form a circle using 2 stems

Step 5 (optional):  Repeat steps 1 through 4 until you have a second wreath, then glue the two wreaths together to form a wreath with more densely packed berries.

Make a second wreath and position on top

Once finished gluing, you will need to create a way to hang the wreath. I chose twine.

White berry stem wreath on cabinet White berry stem wreath on cabinet
White berry stem wreath on cabinet- close up

Hmm… still needs a little something. A ribbon bow, some dollar store candle holders with twine glued on, and we’ve got a finished cabinet for the holidays.

Added a ribbon

There you have it – a $2 or $4 wreath with little more than glue and twine. This project was easy enough that I created two more in gold and red for other places in the house. This wreath won’t stay on top of the leaf plate for long… I’ve got another spot picked out.

A gold version

I’ll probably add more foliage to the larger pieces for variety’s sake – you really can’t go wrong!

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  1. I can tell that you also like to “slave” over projects like me…LOL!!! Your wreath looks great, congrats!

  2. I have a white berry garland, now I know what to do with it. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I have a bunch of gold ones like that-they're just sitting in the garage-may have to try my hand at that-thanks for the info-your's looks simply wonderful!

  4. Simple and beautiful (not to mention affordable)! I have that Loctite glue- it's awesome! Thanks so much for sharing at the Holiday Hookup and I'm your newest follower!

  5. I love it! Question: where did you get the superglue? Mine always dries up after the first use so I never use it.. I hate it! And feel so wasteful, ugh. I'd love to get some of that Loctite stuff you have!

    And of course I love your wreath. Obviously. :)


  6. Looks beautiful! I love the ribbon you added.
    Best regards,

  7. Very pretty !!
    Especially like the one on the iridescent plate.. looks like the colour of freshwater pearls.
    Jo xx

  8. OOHHH! I love this! Was just thinking of something similar yesterday at Hobby Lobby!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  9. That was pretty smart. we all like it and want one now. The smart part was using the glue I always have it all over me and my project


  10. I saw this on My Backyard Eden. It looks fantastic. I was wanting to try one with red berries- I hope that it turns out as nice as yours did.

  11. This is super charming~ I love berry wreaths! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  12. How sweet, I love berries. Thanks for the tutorial. I appreciate the tip on the glue, too. My E6000 is always glued shut.

  13. Hi! What a beautiful wreath and clever idea! And it is easy enough for those of us who are…ahem…challenged in the craft department. :-) Thanks so much for coming over to Inspiration Friday this week and linking this up to the party! I hope to see much more of you in the future!

  14. amazing, eh… simple and looks great. i have a post on wreath making instructions and while different than yours, they are equally simple in making a gorgeous wreath. i just so amazes me…becuase when you look at your materials, can not imagine that the end it will look fabulous…

    anyhow, thank your linking it up with us at our diy craft tutorial linky party. a new party will open tomorrow and we'd love to see you again with something new…

    oh, and btw, i'm going to feature you so, do come and pick up your badge tmororow to proudly display on your blog: i'm featured!

    till tomororw

  15. Oh man, you did good girl. I love your pics, so crisp, and beautiful, and your pic with your feet, all cozy with those socks on is too cute.

    I can sooooo make myself one of these, THANKS for linking to **Amaze me AUgust**.

    Oh and girl, if you havent already entered my giveaway YOU SHOULD, there are SEVEN prizes, ONE winner, and you get extra entries, just for linking to my party, YAYYY,,, hurry, it ends dec 10th, so there isn't much time left, lol.

    I am so your newest follower, LOVE your blog so far, and you are right about that SUPER glue, it is by far the best, and easiest to use. Other than the purple on you brush on, I like that one too, :)

    Really hope you come enter, and add my button to your party list, so you come back again, I love having you girl…. and look forward to more ugly duckling,, :)

    Bella :)

  16. Thanks girl for linking to my party **Amaze me August**, I SO had to FEATURE this beautiful simple wreath today. COme grab yourself a button, and display it proudly!!

    Bella :)

  17. I just happened upon you and your talent – and I love love the idea of lap-work – it is my favorite style much to the chagrin of others! (mother used to tell me that she knew what part of my anatomy would be happy when I died!). You gave me a couple of good ideas and a beautiful, simple goal as well. Your instructions are excellent – all the best for 2015!