As of today, there are officially 12 days until Christmas! Wow, let’s let that sink in for a minute. So, to kick off this festive occasion, I will be doing a #12DaysofChristmas blog series right here on Rose + Pixel! Every day from now until Christmas Eve, a new blog post will go live centered all around Christmas from printables to DIY projects to gift guides and more. So, for the first installment, I’ve put together a super simple, but elegant DIY wreath. Not only is it quick and easy, but there are endless ways to personalize it. All for under just $10, too!
For this DIY project, you will need:
- String of garland – $1
- White flowers – $1
- Red flowers – $1
- Red and gold jingle bells – $2
- Hot glue gun
- Pine cone and branches – $2
- Optional – white paint, paintbrush, and gold spray paint
Forming the Wreath
Start by figuring out what size you’d like your wreath to be. I used 15 feet of garland for this project, with my wreath being a foot in diameter. You may need more or less garland depending on how large and thick you want your wreath to be. Start by making the initial circle of the wreath the size you’d like it, then take the rest of the garland and wrap it around that initial circle structure. By wrapping the excess garland in and out of the circle wreath base, the wreath becomes fuller and looks more realistic. I recommend garland that has wire in it because it helps the wreath to keep its shape once it’s formed. If not, you may have to hot glue the wreath in place.
This is the fun part because you can pretty much attached anything you want to your wreath now. I picked up a couple of different flowers, branches, and jingle bells that followed the color palette I was going for. I would recommend laying out your decorations first before gluing it to make sure it looks right and everything fits properly. Then when you’re happy with where you plan to put everything, hot glue it on! When you have everything attached, you’re done. Now you can hang it on your door or even display it as a table centerpiece!
Customize it more!
I felt like my wreath looked a bit too simple for my liking, so I took some white paint and a small paintbrush and randomly painted parts of the wreath to look like snow. I also ended up spray painting some of my leaves gold to give it more of a pop. And voila!