This post was previously published and has been updated
Hello gorgeous people! Did you survive the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales? I bought a few things, some home stuff which I had been looking at for some time. Were you able to get what you needed during the sales? As the title suggests, we’re going to be doing a Christmas diy wreath. To be honest, the Christmas spirit left me awhile ago. However, I do love a bit of Christmas decorating. 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 because they add that Christmassy smell. I 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.
To protect your flooring or counter, place plastic and paper under the items before painting.
Place 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 a hot glue gun, glue the bows and now dried metallic hearts. To attach the orange slices I used two hair pins and twisted the ends to the back.
More of an earthy look, which was a happy accident :). What do you think? If you’d like something a bit more glam, you could add a string of battery operated lights, 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 if you do decide to make one. I’d love to see what you come up with.
Thank you for reading and until next time, be well! x