Tutorial: Making A Christmas Wreath

Christmas Wreath With Lights and Ornaments

Christmas Wreath With Lights and Ornaments

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This year I am making my own wreath for  Christmas. Not only 1 but I made 2 identical wreaths, one for myself and another one for my friend.

I don’t usually put up a wreath during Christmas but this year I have to, to substitute my 6′ Christmas Tree which I put up every December. My son is at an age where he is curious about everything, so I suspect he will literally pull everything down, including the tree itself. No way to risk his life with broken baubles as I know he will definitely get to the tree even if I place it at a height beyond his height. He is quite the climber too!!!!

In early December, my 6 year old daughter asked me ” Mum, when are we going to put up our Christmas Tree?” because she noticed that I did not bring her to buy new decorations. “Dear, we can’t put up a Christmas tree this year” and told her the reason above. She accepted the fact with disappointment. Oh no… my heart broke as I knew that she loves December because it is the month that she can decorate the Christmas Tree and see the tree lighted up during the night. So, I decided to make some changes by transferring the decoration and light from the tree to wreath.

I finally got them done, hung it up and lit it up too. Seeing both my daughter and son so happy to see the wreath, made me even happier :)

I also designed and made 2 of the ornaments for these wreath, crochet Christmas Tree (pattern will be given in upcoming post), Holly Berries (instructions are at my previous post). Besides that, I refurbished my old candy cane and jingle bell ornaments by glittering them.

If you wish to do your own wreath from scratch, these are the steps:

1. Fake pine garland
2. Wire
3. Floral tape (green)
4. Planter’s twist-tie wire
5. Christmas ornament and light of your choice.
6. Hot glue gun
Prepare the wire in round shape and wind them with green floral tape.
I used a 10 inches stew-pot to roll the wire in 2 rounds so that the shape is firmer.

Wreath-WIP2 Tie the fake pine garland along the wire with twist-tie. Go one round, cut off the extra length of the pine garland.

Wreath-WIP3This is how it looks.
If you prefer denser wreath and still have enough fake pine, you can do another round. I used 1 round.

Wreath-WIP4Tie a big ribbon and glue it at the bottom center of the wreath.
Glue the baubles at both right and left of the wreath, and put one on the top center as well.

Wreath-WIP5Continue the gluing with Holly berries, pinecones, beads garland etc.
Finally, hang the ornaments to the wreath.

This is the wreath before the light decoration.

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  1. Cute idea and I know what you mean by having a boy so inquisitive! I made 2 wreaths several years ago but needed bigger ones. I used two hula hoop taped together with duct tape for stability and wrapped with garland as you did. I just swap out the bow and ornaments each year for a new look. It was a winner with all.
    Thanks for all of your inspirational ideas!

  2. Lovely!! Do you mind if I feature your tutorial in my blog? http://www.kiirey.blogspot.com
    I will link back to you.

  3. This is beautiful, you are very talented

  4. You should make the directions in a printable format.

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