Winter is the one time of year that I fall in love with wreaths everywhere I turn. I don’t typically make or display wreaths, but when Christmas comes around, all bets are off. In recent years, I have been buying or making real evergreen wreaths – the scent and natural beauty are so appealing to me. I also have several other wreaths that I pull out each year. Last year about this time, I was sitting on my couch when my cousin sent me a message asking about a jingle bell wreath and berry wreath I made way back before I had kids. I literally lifted up my phone to the wall behind me and snapped pictures of the wreaths to show her they were still going strong! I thought I’d share these two wreaths with you today, as well as a collection of other beautiful Christmas wreaths to make. May they inspire a little wreath crafting in your home!!
To make this berry wreath, I used acrylic paint to cover a styrofoam wreath form in red color. Then, I snipped off all of the faux berries from a pile of craft store stems, leaving ½″ – 1″ of stem attached. I poked each berry into the wreath form, using a bit of white glue where needed to hold the berries in place. A satin bow is tied around the bottom of the wreath. This wreath has been on display each Christmas for more than 10 years with just a few minor repairs.
My jingle bell wreath is small and adorable! I spray painted a wreath from with silver spray paint and then layered bells onto the form using hot glue. Hot glue and styrofoam don’t get along too great – I think you can purchase cooler hot glue guns specifically to use with styrofoam, but I made it work long ago before I knew about such things. This wreath requires re-glueing of a few bells each year, but it has also been part of the decor for more than 10 years. I purchased the bells in bulk containers from Michael’s long ago – I remember them being a bit pricey, but that’s what coupons are for! Now, onto some DIY wreath inspiration from others!
Peppermint Twist Wreath at Woman’s Day
Giant Poinsettia Wreath at Polkadot Chair
Winter Wonderland Wreath at Craft-O-Maniac
Christmas Ornament Wreath at Live Love DIY
Wonderful Christmas Wreath at Pickles
DIY Christmas Wreath at Anna and Blue Paperie
Twig and Pinecone Wreath at Positively Splendid
Wrapping Paper Wreath at Centsational Girl
Little Wreaths at Maison BelDecor
DIY Evergreen Wreath at Girl. Inspired.
Memory Wreath at Sweet Paul Magazine
Nut and Acorn Wreath at Live Master
Pinecones with Cardinals Wreath at Xenia Nova
Striped Paper Straw Wreath at Tatertots and Jello
White Yarn Puff Wreath from Between You and Me
Recycled Vintage Ornament Wreath at Everyday Beauty
Snowflake Wreath at House of Noise…I mean boys
Five Golden Rings Wreaths at I Heart Naptime
What kind of wreaths, if any, do you gravitate toward this time of year? Sparkly? Feathery? Natural Greenery?