Hello there! My name is Meaghan and I co-blog with my sister at 2 Sisters 2 Cities. We love to blog about our favorite recipes, DIY projects, and party ideas. Right now we are in midst of our annual 12 Days of Christmas Cookies- I hope you'll join us for some holiday baking inspiration! Ang recently asked me if I wanted to do a project guest post and I am thrilled to share one of my latest holiday projects.
I have been searching high and low for the perfect holiday wreath for my house. When I do come across one I like, I'm often shell-shocked by the prices that some retailers charge for decorated wreaths. I decided to take matters into my own hand and I made one myself using materials easily found at a typical craft store. I had so much fun making this Hydrangea Wreath in the spring and I really loved that I could utilize my wreath-making skills yet again 🙂 This wreath should easily cost less than $20 to replicate (assuming you have some basic materials such as scissors and a glue gun.)
I've wanted to incorporate more blue and silver into my Christmas décor (versus the traditional green and red.) So many decorating magazines have been featuring beautiful tones of blue holiday decorations and it's such a refreshing way to dress your home up in holiday spirit. I came across these metallic blue and silver mini balls and I knew they would be perfect to accessorize up a wreath.
-green wreath (these can generally be found in craft stores for less than $10, depending on the size)
-metallic spray paint (I used silver, but I think gold would look amazing as well!)
-mini decorative balls (I found a bag of these at Michael's Christmas section for around $5)
-wide metallic ribbon (again, I used silver but other types would certainly work)
In a well-ventilated area, lay out newspaper, place wreath on top, and spray paint the wreath until all branches have been covered with paint. (You may have to move around a lot and spray at different angles since there are so many little “needles” to cover.) Allow the paint to dry for a few hours.
Next, use a glue gun to attach mini decorative balls all over the wreath. Don't over think it- just place them wherever there is an open space. Allow a few minutes for the glue to dry.
Finally, top off your wreath with a beautiful bow made of metallic ribbon. There are so many way to tie a decorative ribbon, but I found this particular tutorial to be helpful. Attach the bow to the wreath with a glue gun.
Wishing you a happy holiday season!
Meaghan from 2 Sisters 2 Cities