What what? It’s time for the Monthly DIY challenge once more! Get excited, dear friends! In case you’re new, here’s the scoop: On the 2nd Wednesday of every month, me and my crazy awesome blogger friends make something based on a common theme or material. The end projects are SO creative and beautiful! So far we’ve done Michaels crates, pumpkins, wood slices, clear ornaments, organizational solutions, plumbing pieces, the dollar store, trash to treasure, wood scraps, paint, fabric, pegboard, balsa wood/craft plywood, and cork. This month’s theme is wreaths! All of us came up with some pretty gorgeous Christmas wreaths, so be sure to stick around to the end of the post to see everyone else’s FANTASTIC projects!
Christmas is one of my favorite times of year (I mean, who doesn’t love it) and one of the quintessential holiday decorations common to this time of year are Christmas wreaths. There’s just something so fun and cheery about a sparkly festive wreath to welcome you home all throughout the month of December. We left the theme ‘wreath’ pretty open, so I decided to make a sort of alternative dream-catcher-style wreath using glittery foam balls and some snowflake ornaments!
Christmas Wreath Materials
- Wooden wreath form
- Glittery foam balls of varying sizes and colors
- Snowflake ornaments
- Hot glue gun
To make my pretty Christmas wreath I just started hot gluing foam balls of various sizes onto my wooden wreath form. I tried to mix up the colors and sizes so there was a nice variation and visual interest. Once I got one layer done over the whole wreath, I decided to add a second layer over the top in areas to fill in some gaps and make a really great texture.
After it was done it was really pretty, but I decided it was lacking something. So I attached some pretty gold snowflake ornaments to the wreath using some gold string. I hung one in the center and then 3 from the bottom.
The end result is sort of a pretty Christmasy dream-catcher wreath. I’ve never seen anything like it and I love how unique it is! I decided to hang it on my Chalkboard entryway command center so it can greet all of our holiday guests as they come into our home!
Now that you’ve seen my pretty Christmas wreath, you neeeeeeed to check out what everyone else came up with! You won’t be disappointed, promise 🙂
What’s your ideal Christmas wreath look like?
Oh my gosh! I absolutely LOOOOVE this Erica! What a brilliant idea to start with the wooden wreath form, I love that it can sit flush against the wall and it looks so pretty on your gorgeous chalk board wall!!!
Thanks Kristi!! It’s definitely a unique little wreath but I love how sparkly it is!
Such a perfect little addition to your chalkboard! Love it!
Thank you so much Bre! I think it fits in nicely 🙂
Oh! I love the colours and the addition of the sparkly snowflake! How pretty in a window?! 🙂
Ooh, it totally would be pretty in a window! Perhaps I’ll have to find a new spot for next year 🙂
This IS so original, Erica! I have never seen anything like it. It looks perfect on your adorable chalkboard. Happy holidays!
Aw, thanks so much Bre! It’s definitely different from what I’d normally make, but I think it’s a fun addition!
I love those little balls!! It’s so cute, and I love those snowflakes. 🙂 It pops so perfectly against your chalkboard wall!
Aw, thanks so much, lovely! It’s definitely different from what I’d normally do, but I like how glittery it turned out! 🙂