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