DIY Christmas Wreath!

 

I saw this wreath on Better Homes&Gardens website a few years ago and had a major "I can totally make that" DIY moment.

 

After I made the wreath for myself, I ended up getting tons of compliments on it! Since then I've made a few more and have given them to friends & family for Christmas gifts! The end result is beautiful and it's incredibly simple to make!

 

So today the blog, we are making a wreath! 

Here's how you do it:


Step 1: Buy/Make a Pinecone Wreath
I was lucky enough to find a pine cone wreath at winners that would work for what I needed. But if you can't find one, you can always get a styrofoam wreath ring and hot glue gun pine cones to it to make your wreath - that way you can make your wreath any size you want.

Step 2: Spray Paint
The wreath in the picture above was covered in grey spray paint. I opted for a flat white spray paint for my wreath because the walls in my house are already grey and I didn't want the wreath to be totally lost against the background - you can use whatever works for you! Silver or a similar metallic colour would also work really well.

Note: If your wreath is made out of a styrofoam wreath ring, use a water based spray paint. The chemicals in regular spray paint tend to eat through styrofoam and cause it to disintegrate. I ran into this problem before and it was a total nightmare - not knowing the difference, I used regular spray paint on styrofoam and the project I was working on melted in seconds right in front of my face. I was devastated.
Now you can't say I didn't warn you.

Step 3: Place Your Ornaments
Once the spray paint has dried, it's time to figure out where to place your ornaments on your wreath. I was able to find three red cardinals and some small red non-shattering christmas bulbs at Michaels but I'm sure you could find them at any craft store around now where Christmas is in full swing.

I used 4 red miniature bulbs and 5 red small bulbs. Before I attached the ornaments, I laid the wreath down flat on a table and placed the ornaments so that I could decide where I wanted to position all the pieces. Once I was happy with the look I used a hot glue gun to stick the pieces on. Once all the ornaments are glued onto the wreath, wait a few minutes and then wiggle each ornament just to make sure they're secure - you may need to add a bit more hot glue if any are loose.

Here is a picture of my final result:

Hope the wreath inspires you to create your own or maybe DIY another design! 

Let me know what you think in the comments below! More blogs to come!

-MW

 

 

Meghan Winsor3 Comments