Guest Post: A DIY Christmas Wreath
DIY Light-Up Christmas Wreath for just over £15
Hi I’m Sam from dovecottageblog.com! I’m absolutely obsessed with all things home décor and particularly at this time of year, absolutely love making as many of my festive decorations as I can! One of the easiest makes I created this year was this little wreath, which took about 20 minutes to make, for the grand total of £15.95! So I’ve shared exactly how I did it below.
You will need:
- Wreath – I picked up this one from Hobbycraft for £4.00
- Fairy lights – The wire ones will work best, I bought mine for £3.99 from Sainsbury’s
- Artificial berries – Hobbycraft, £1.50
- Pine cones
- Ribbon – Sainsbury’s, £3.00
- Cinnamon sticks – eBay, £1.95 for 12
- Mini baubles – Mine came as part a larger pack from John Lewis
- Twine – Hobbycraft, £1.50
I started by wrapping the fairy lights around the wreath, ending up at the bottom. You’ll then be left with the battery pack, which I fixed to the back of the wreath with twine.
Then position the rest of your bits around the wreath anyhow you like, there really is no strict instructions to this – and you can add as many Christmassy pieces as you like! I found it fairly easy to push the cinnamon sticks and berries between the sticks of the wreath, and tied the pine cones and baubles on using some more of the twine.
Finally I attached a large bow to the bottom part of the wreath. This not only looks pretty but also covers up the battery pack.
I then created a hook using the twine and you’re all done!
The beauty of this wreath is the fact you can customise with everything and anything – what about some dried orange slices and mistletoe, or use some tinsel to create more of a glitzy look? Not only that you can re-use the wreath to create a seasonal display – I styled this with artificial flowers and mini eggs at Easter.
I would like to thank Sam for sharing this with us it looks fab doesn’t it! I would love for you to go and give her a follow. Especially if you love making your own home decor items too!