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Why You Shouldn’t DIY Decorative Wreaths

In the day of do-it-yourself projects, everyone is eager to get in on the craze. After all, who doesn’t want to save money and have the luxury of pointing to a fabulous piece of decor and say: “That’s right, I did that.” Decorative wreaths are one of the most popular DIY home decor projects. But the problem with DIY projects is that they are difficult to manage unless you are a pro do-it-yourselfer. If you are just wanting to spruce up your home and save money doing it, then you would be better off skipping the frustration and buying high-quality decorative wreaths from a source you can trust.

It Never Looks Like the Picture

One thing that the new or semi-casual DIYer always seems to forget is that the cute projects they find on the internet are not going to be the end result for them when they undertake the endeavor. The people who are putting these projects on Pinterest are pros, they do this kind of stuff all the time and it shows in the quality of their work. For the average Joe or Judy, building a decorative wreath from scratch will result in a tangled, blobby, mass of twigs and leaves held together by way too much ribbon and twine.

It Always Sounds Like a Good Idea

With home decor projects like decorative wreaths, it always sounds like a good idea to do-it-yourself. So you go to the store, you buy all your materials, and you take 2 hours and diligently work away at your glorious creation. But then dinner time hits, and the kids are hungry, and the dogs need to be walked, and your parents are coming over tomorrow, and did you remember to pick up your car from the mechanic? After rushing around completing daily tasks, you will likely do what we all do when you see that unfinished project sitting on your dining room table—you will pick it up and move it out of the way and think “I will get to this later.” You know what comes next: Two months down the road you find it again, perhaps a bit disheveled and nibbled on by the cat, and you wonder why you ever thought this was a good idea. We’ve all been there, it’s okay.

Too Many DIY Projects Make Your Home Look Cheap

Even if you are one of the few people who actually have enough skill and the time to become a DIY pro, there is still the issue of how DIY projects can make your home look and feel. If everything in your living room is homemade, it can be charming and eclectic, but more likely than not it will come off looking—for lack of a better word—cheap. There is an old saying, “You get what you pay for.” If you aren’t willing to invest at least a little bit in your home, then it is very likely going to reflect that decision.

Save Yourself the Heartache

Unless you are a skilled DIY pro, save yourself the time, money, and the heartache of trying to make your decorative wreaths yourself. Those projects never look like the picture, we all forget to finish them, and DIY overload can make your home feel cheap. No one wants that. So shop with Flora Decor instead. We have such a wide selection to choose from, you can stay stocked for every season and occasion. Better still, all of our wreaths are arranged by hand to ensure that each one embodies the quality you have come to expect from Flora Decor. Browse our selection of Autumn Decorative Wreaths today!

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