Before you start, turn your wreath over and create a wreath hanger with a loop of florist's wire (if there isn't one already).
I also removed the original bow and the pinecones from my store-bought evergreen wreath.
To make this wreath you need:
• basic store-bought evergreen wreath
• glittery eucalyptus branches
• dried magnolia branches
• wire cutters
• light gage florists wire
• several snowy pinecones
• set of three holiday bells (I found mine at Michaels craft store)
• plaid ribbon with wired edge (craft store)
• 3-5 large red jingle bells
Step 1: I started with one large branch of glittery eucalyptus and cut the stems into several smaller branches. (I made mine 6-10" in length)
Working up either side of the circle, insert the eucalyptus into your wreath and allow them to catch in the mix of evergreens. Create a loop of florists wire to tie each branch into the wreath.
Step 2: Cut a length of wire. Loop it around the knot holding the bells together. Poke the ends of the wire through the wreath and twist a knot on the wreath's reverse side to fix the bells in place.
(Note: The set of three bells that I purchased came with a hanger, but the rough twine holding the bells to the hanger were too long for my purposes. I cut the bells off the original hanger and reattached them together on a shorter lengths of rope.)
Step 3: Make a plaid bow. Turn it over and run a length of florist's wire through the bow's centre knot.
Poke the ends of the wire through the wreath and twist a knot on the wreath's reverse side to fix the bow in place. Trim away any excess wire with your wire cutters.
Step 4: Cut your Magnolia branches into 8"- 10" lengths. Insert them into the wreath on either side of the bow and allow them to catch in the tangle of evergreen bows. Add a loop of florist's wire to tie them firmly into the wreath.
Step 5: Add a few snowy pinecones in among the evergreen branches. To make the pinecones, take some white craft paint and dry brushed "snow" onto the pinecones. Allow the paint to dry.
Cut a length of light gage florist's wire (approx. 10-12"). Wrap the florist wire around the base of your pinecone and twist a knot to close the wire around the pinecone's base. Use the wire ends to attach the pinecones to the wreath.
Step 6: Wire some large red jungle bells in amongst the branches.
You're done! Just hang up your wreath and enjoy it.