super easy holiday wreath


This weekend Mr. Lively and I are getting a Christmas tree and pulling out the holiday decor! Picking a Christmas tree is one of the top five most exciting moments for me every year, so to say I am excited is an understatement.

And though there is much to do before our families arrive for Thanksgiving next week, one item is already checked off the decor list: the wreath.

This year’s wreath was so quick and easy to make that I have to share it in case anyone else is looking for a simple look that takes about two minutes to assemble.

HolidayEasyWreathLast weekend Mr. Lively and I spotted this boxwood wreath, complete with a fuzzy red bow, at Home Depot for about $15-$20.

I simply removed the bow that came with the wreath and added a glitter “L” ornament from Pottery Barn Kids.


After doing a quick search on their online shop, I couldn’t find these exact letters. However, they were sitting by the cash wrap last week… so I’d suggest calling a local Pottery Barn Kids store to see if they have them in stock.

Or, you could choose a glitter peace sign, skis, or sled, instead.

Or, you could pick a favorite (sturdy) ornament from your collection at home!

The options are endless. I would just make sure whatever ornament you choose is weather appropriate. Since our wreath is inside a hallway, I don’t have to worry about the L getting beat up by the elements.

After Christmas, I’ll simply remove the ornament and leave it up through the winter.

Now, it’s time to get a tree!


Thank you so much for reading and have a great weekend, guys!

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  1. jillian

    so classy! i love the simplicity in this wreath. i feel like it’d fit right in at our place.

  2. Hi Jess! I love the wreath and the special touch you added to it. Good luck with the tree! Fresh trees are the best…until you have to get rid of them. Then, total hot mess. x

    1. Thanks, Kimberly! How is it going being a mama of two little ones and running the biz?

      And yes, I forget if it was a struggle with the fresh tree a few years back… we had a little guy so he probably wasn’t too bad. Or maybe I’ve blocked that part out of my mind. ; )

      1. Things are going well. I actually watched my video the other day for the first time. You know what’s funny? I actually inspired myself! x

          1. Kimberly FitzSimons

            It’s actually really nice, but I do miss Chicago! I am looking forward to playing in Manhattan more once baby Faye gets her act together. Loving the blog these days, Jess. So happy for all of your success. Have a great weekend!

          2. Jess Lively

            Aw, that is so great to hear, Kimberly! I can imagine the holidays are going to be fun around your home this year. : )

            And thanks about the blog, too!

  3. Jenn Wendus

    Love the wreath! I’ve never been able to figure out how to hang one on our apartment door. Could you share how you managed to hang it?

    1. I used a ribbon to hold the wreath (you can see it in the photo) and stuck a flat thumb tack through the ribbon and the very top the door (not on the sides of the door, the very top). We used a hammer to make sure that it was in there securely and it’s all set.

      Please let me know if that’s confusing. I don’t know if that explains it very well, but it is super simple!

  4. Sarabeth

    What a fun, and easy, idea. I think I’ll have to stop by Home Depot and pick one up this weekend. Thank you for this idea!

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