From December 1st to December 23rd I’m sharing three Christmas projects per week, for Twelve Days of Christmas Projects.
Welcome to Day Six!
You can find links to the other projects at this end of this post.
Now, right off the bat I have to confess that this was supposed to be a totally different wreath. I was all set to start with the other items I had planned to use, and I accidently happened across some thrifted finds in one of my Christmas boxes and I just had to switch gears right then and there.
Sometimes that’s just the way things happen, since I like to use up things that have been sitting in boxes for longer than I care to remember.
That other wreath will probably show itself at some point as well, so I’m going to keep it a secret for now.
Because I changed my mind after I already started I don’t have a pic of all of my supplies right from the start.
Covering the DIY Christmas wreath form
I always pick up wreath forms at thrift stores whenever I see them and for this project I’m using a $1 twelve inch styrofoam wreath form.
I’m covering it with a $1 glittery white, with a hint of pink, garland. This is so you don’t see the wreath form, but also to add a lovely glittery background.
First I glued the garland around the inside of the wreath.
And then I glued it around the top, and then the outside.
I didn’t wrap the garland around the wreath form because I want it to lie flat on the wall.
Here it is with the inside, outside, and top all covered with this lovely sparkly garland.
When gluing garland around a wreath form this way, you just need one consistent stream of hot blue going around the wreath because you’re gluing down the garland middle only.
The reason you do the middle only is so your garland stays nice and fluffy.
Adding glittery goodness to my DIY Christmas wreath
I have a weakness for all things glittery, and I’ve been collecting glittery treasures for this someday wreath, and it’s someday finally came.
All the things I’m using for this DIY Christmas wreath were found at thrift stores, over a period of a couple of years.
These wire mesh flowers have these hooky things on their backs. I just stuck them right into the styrofoam. No glue required.
I found the bag of five flowers for just $2.
Here they are all in place.
The nice thing about these wire mesh flowers is the petals can be repositioned any way you like.
Next came the glittery green birds, which was just $1 for a bag of six.
I just pulled off the hooky things, and glued them down between the flowers.
Like so. The bird tails didn’t look quite so long until they were on the wreath. lol.
For this wreath I’m going with a mostly symmetrical look, unlike my DIY Christmas Ornament Wreath which is pretty random.
Adding more glittery goodness to my DIY Christmas wreath
To fill in some gaps I’m using some plastic beaded green apples, and some lovely raspberry red glittery strawberries.
The apples were $1, and the strawberries were 50 cents.
Now this is where I just start winging it, just placing the beaded apples here and there. The apples are a little heavy so I tried to make sure I got some of the styrofoam when I glued them on.
And I added a few of the glittery strawberries (sorry no pic of that), but I really thought it still needed more.
I’m not a monochromatic kind of girl so it definitely needed some popping color.
In comes some pretty plastic strawberries to add some pinkaliciousness.
I found a whole bag of these for just $2.
Both strawberries are very light so I didn’t have to worry about where I attached them.
And here’s my finished DIY Christmas wreath completely made from thrift store finds.
Supplies needed for this project
- 12″ styrofoam wreath form
- sparkly white garland
- wire mesh flowers
- glittery birds
- plastic beaded apples
- glittery strawberries
- pink plastic strawberries
- hot glue gun
- hot glue sticks
In total it cost $8.50, but I still have a one bird, three applies, and lot of the pink strawberries leftover.
This wreath is very me, and will go perfectly in my pink and green bedroom.
I hope this DIY Christmas wreath project has inspired you to pull out some things from your stashes to create something that is very you.
It would be greatly appreciated if you would pin this project to your favorite Pinterest board, and also share it with your friends.
Twelve Days of Christmas Project Links
Thanks so much for reading and until next time,