Christmas DIY Wreath

diy wreath

Hello gorgeous and welcome to day 2 of my 12 days of Christmas Blogmas. You can read day 1 here. As the title suggests, we’re going to be making a diy wreath. To be honest, the Christmas spirit left me awhile ago. However, I do love a bit of Christmas decorating. It always helps put me in the mood a little bit. Hopefully, it will help any of you other not feeling the Christmas spirit feel a little bit better. This is especially great if you don’t have any decorations. Or if you have kids and would like a fun activity to do with them.

Christmas DIY Wreath

What you need

Most of these items were picked up from Hobbycraft but check Pound Stretcher or any place that sell decorations inexpensively. The idea is to get creative! If you like bling and have a bunch of fashion earrings that you never use, now’s the time! Take a look at pinterest for ideas too!

Plain wreath
Wooden hearts
Metallic spray paint
Mistletoe
Burlap bows
1x orange
Cloves (optional)
Glue gun
Hair pins

How to Make the Christmas Wreath

I wanted to add dried oranges to my diy wreath, so sliced one medium sized orange and placed them on a try lined with grease proof paper. Stuck them in a warm oven at 100 degrees for about an hour. After 40 minutes I turned them over and they didn’t seem to need longer on the other side. Side note, they came out slightly burnt (oops). That’ll teach me to ignore the timer!

diy wreath orange slices

Whilst the oranges were  burning drying, I spray painted the wooden hearts and dismantled the mistletoe. Just want to interject to please protect your flooring by placing plastic and paper under the items before painting. I placed the items around the wreath to have a visual of how it would look.

diy wreath incomplete

Finally, once the orange slices were done and had cooled, I sprayed a light dusting of the copper spray paint.

diy wreath dried orange

Using my hot glue gun, I glued the bows and now dried metallic hearts. To attach the orange slices I used two hair pins and twisted the ends to the back.

Final Result

diy wreath final

I went for an earthy look, which was all a happy accident :). What do you think? If you’d like something a bit more glam, you could add metallic bows or baubles! Basically, use this as a guide for whatever you want to do.

diy christmas wreath

Would you make a Christmas diy wreath? Let me know in the comments below and tag me on Instagram.

Thank you for reading and until tomorrow, be well! x

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A 30-plus Trini lifestyle, travel and fashion blogger living in the UK trying to live her best life whilst, showing others that they can to!