Anthropologie Dupe Wreath

Anthropologie Dupe Wreath

An Anthropologie dupe wreath with an evergreen base, miniature wooden houses, and small bottle brush trees made to look like the original snowy village wreath, but at a fraction of the cost.

Anthropologie Dupe Wreath

I am not a person to normally jump on a trend but every so often there is one that tickles my fancy and one I just can’t resist jumping on! The Anthropologie snowy village wreath became somewhat of an internet sensation, and I understand why. A wreath with miniature wooden houses, small bottle brush trees, along with a little fake snow…SOLD!

Anthropologie Snow Village Wreath
The OG Anthropologie Snowy Village Wreath

However, when I saw the price tag of the OG Anthropologie wreath (um hello….$198!) I knew that was well outside my Christmas décor budget. So, when I saw Liz Marie Blog’s version of the Anthropologie dupe wreath, I knew I had (not want, had) to make one too!

Anthropologie Dupe Wreath
Photo Credit: Liz Marie Blog

This wreath is incredibly easy and affordable to create in your own home with only 5 supplies needed. This wreath cost me less than $30 to make…well below the $198 price tag of the original!

So…are you going to jump on the Anthropologie dupe wreath bandwagon and make one of your own? I really hope you will join me! This is one of my most favorite DIY’s to date and quite possible my favorite piece of Christmas décor this season.

Anthropologie Dupe Wreath

Anthropologie Dupe Wreath Supplies

  • Artificial Evergreen Wreath: If you have an old evergreen wreath just sitting in your closet (like I did), use that for the base of the wreath. Remove any embellishments on your old wreath to start your new wreath with a clean slate. If you don’t have any old evergreen wreaths lying around, this one from Michael’s is exactly what you will for the base of the wreath.
  • Spray Paint: This is used to create a faux flocked look on the wreath. We used this chalk spray paint for a thicker, slightly off white, matte look. You can use regular white spray paint as well (I do suggest using a matte finish though as opposed to shiny).
  • Miniature Wooden Houses: The houses used in my wreath came from the Target Dollar Spot. These houses have become very hard to find (because of the popularity of this dupe), so I will link some other house options further down.
  • Bottle Brush Trees: Small to medium sized neutral bottle brush trees are ideal for this wreath. I used ones that we’ve had for years. You can find bottle brush trees at your local craft store, antique store, as well as Target.
  • Floral Wire: I used 24 gauge green floral wire to attach the houses to the wreath.
  • Hot Glue
Anthro Dupe Wreath

How to Make the Anthropologie Dupe Wreath

Spray paint your faux evergreen wreath in a well ventilated area. The amount of spray paint you use will depend on how white or flocked you want your wreath to look. We added about 2 coats of spray paint to achieve the look I wanted. This allowed some of the green of the evergreen to still poke through, giving it a flocked look.

Allow the wreath to fully dry (I let our wreath dry for about 24 hours).

Once the wreath is fully dry, place the houses around the wreath to see exactly where you want them. This will give you a good idea on placement before securing.

Take about a 12″ long piece of floral wire and thread that through the back windows of your houses. Pull the wire tight. Thread the wire through the front of the wreath and to the back (making sure floral wire is between the wire base of the wreath). Take both ends of the wire, and tie the wire tightly at the back of the wreath, so that the house is secure.

You could use hot glue to secure the houses to the wreath. I personally liked how I could manipulate the position of the houses a little easier with the wire.

With the houses in place, use hot glue to glue the bottle brush trees around the wreath.

That’s it! Hang your Anthropologie dupe wreath from a hook or above a mantle and enjoy all Christmas long!

Anthropologie Dupe Wreath

House Options for the Wreath

The little wooden houses on our wreath have been extremely hard to come by. So, if you do not see them at your local Target Dollar Spot, don’t be discouraged! Here are some other little house options that you could easily paint (or not!) and use to create this wreath.

Anthro Dupe Wreath

Can I hang my Anthropologie Dupe Wreath outside?

I do not suggest hanging your wreath outside unless under a covered porch. The houses and bottle brush trees will deteriorate in the elements. Keeping the wreath indoors will keep your wreath looking it’s best and you will have it for years to come.

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DIY Hoop Wreath With Star Anise

DIY Hoop Wreath for the Holidays With Star Anise

A DIY hoop wreath with star anise is a simple & inexpensive craft that will add natural beauty to your holiday décor this Christmas season.

DIY Hoop Wreath With Star Anise

I love to incorporate nature into our home décor all year long, but there is something special about adding natural elements to holiday décor. It makes a home feel fresh, peaceful, and cozy. One of the best aspects of utilizing natural elements in décor, is that they are relatively inexpensive! Which means I am not spending a fortune adding to and updating our holiday décor each and every year.

DIY Hoop Wreath

This year, as I was imagining ways in which I could utilize natural elements in our holiday décor, some of my old favorites came to mind. I’ll definitely be using dried orange slices, pine boughs, and pine cones again. However, this year I wanted to add a few new natural elements, and one of the things that came to mind…star anise.

Star Anise

I typically always have whole star anise on hand for stovetop potpourri. As I was adding it to a pot of potpourri recently, I thought to myself, “How I can utilize this beautiful star shaped spice in our holiday décor this year?”

The answer…a DIY hoop wreath with star anise! Not only is this the easiest DIY wreath ever (it’s almost silly!), it is inexpensive too. (This entire wreath cost less than $10 to make.) This DIY hoop wreath with star anise is simply beautiful and will fill your home with delicious, warm, licoricey aromas. Perfect for the holidays!

DIY Hoop Wreath

What is star anise?

If you’re not familiar with star anise, it’s the seed pod from the fruit of an evergreen shrub native to southwest China. The pod is shaped like a star and has an average of eight points. Each point contains a single pea-sized seed. The star anise pod is picked before it ripens. Then dried in the sun, which turns it a deep brown color. Both the seeds and the pods are used in cooking and contain the sweet, strong anise flavor.

Star anise can be purchased whole and ground. For our DIY hoop wreath, we will be using whole star anise.

DIY Hoop Wreath With Star Anise

Supplies for DIY Hoop Wreath With Star Anise

Hoop Note: You can use any sized hoop for this wreath ( will just need more or less star anise). You can also make the wreath with a silver hoop, embroidery hoop, or even a wire hanger shaped into a circle.

Holiday Ribbon Note: Use any holiday ribbon you prefer or have on hand. I love velvet ribbon around the holidays, so that is the ribbon I picked!

DIY Hoop Wreath

How to Make a DIY Hoop Wreath With Star Anise

To start your DIY hoop wreath, go through the bag of star anise and pull out around 37 of the best looking star anise. Pick various sized star anise to mix large and small pieces throughout the wreath. As you find the best shaped star anise, put them off to the side.

Unfortunately, you will find quite a few broken pieces (But don’t worry, the broken ones are fine for stovetop potpourri!).

Star Anise

Place the hoop on a flat surface.

Tip: You may want to line the surface with paper or cardboard to avoid getting hot glue on your countertops. I did not do this and had to scrape hot glue off our counters….shh let’s keep that a secret from Dave!

Star Anise Hoop Wreath

Now, you can begin hot gluing the star anise to the hoop. Place a dab of glue to the back of the star anise, see above photo (the side of the star anise with pods should face forward). Attach the star anise to the hoop. Hold the star anise in place for about a second or so to ensure it adheres to the hoop.

Star Anise on Hoop Wreath

Hot glue the star anise all the way around the hoop, alternating between the small, medium, and large star anise. This will make the wreath look natural and organic. As you hot glue the star anise to the hoop, try to fit them as closely together as possible (similar to piecing a puzzle together).

Star Anise Wreath

I liked the look of the stem on some of the star anise, so I left that on a few of the pieces.

Star Anise
Star Anise

You may need to use small star anise or break the star anise to get the final piece(s) in place to finish the wreath.

It’s ok if some of the hoop is showing, which is exactly why I picked a gold hoop!

Star Anise Wreath

Your finished DIY hoop wreath with star anise should look something like this. So simple & easy to make but so naturally beautiful too!

Ribbon for DIY Hoop Wreath

Once all of the star anise have been glued to the hoop, you can add a simple bow with holiday ribbon.

DIY Hoop Wreath With Star Anise

I added this thin velvet ribbon, but here some other ribbon options I am loving for the holidays.

DIY Hoop Wreath

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