DIY - Whimsical Holiday Wreath Tutorial

DIY - Whimsical Holiday Wreath Tutorial

Making wreaths is such a fun activity to get ya in the holiday spirit (no matter what holiday it is)! When I saw this elephant, the gold glittery feathers and those gems, I just knew I had to do something whimsical with them. I had another fun blog back in the day and one of my most popular posts was a Spooky Halloween Wreath Tutorial, so I thought 'why not share with you, how easy this wreath is to make!?!' If you'd like to learn how to make this...


...then grab your coffee and stick around for a few minutes to check out this DIY!

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First, I collected my supplies. Most everything here came from Michael's or Target.

Then, I played around a bit to find out how I wanted to place them on my wreath. It's a good idea to get it all set up before you start hot gluing things on. 

*Tip: take a picture so you don't forget where something goes, since hot glue dries fast.


To make the sisal trees a little more whimsical, I brushed them with white glue and sprinkled one of my special glitter mixes on it to make them look snow covered. Martha Stewart actually has a 'snow glitter,' but this one is also good! Shake your excess glitter off over a file folder or folded paper, so you can get it back into the jar easily. Don't want to waste that precious glitter!! ;)


Hot glue the back of your feather ornaments and put them on where you'd like them...


I held them for a few seconds so it would harden in place...


Oooh la la, look at that pink glitter and gold sequins...


The picks have sticks on them, so I just hot glue the stick and stuck it through the grapevine wreath where I wanted them...


I felt like the wreath itself needed a little bling but I didn't want anything big to take away from the pieces I was already putting on it, so I pulled some of the gold embellishments off the pink glitter picks and hot glued them here and there (be careful not to glue your finger to the wreath like I did, lol).


I hot glued some tinsel onto the bottom of the wreath, just to give the elephant and sisal trees a little cushion...


 Then hot glue on your elephant...


...and your sisal trees...


Again, make sure you hold them right where you want them for a 5 or 10 seconds, so the hot glue can harden it in place...


Next, you'll hang your gem ornaments! I love these. I used a fancy baker's twine to hang mine at different lengths...


I played around with it a bit, because after putting them on the way I envisioned, I decided to change it...


After all of those simple steps, I thought I was done, but I felt like it still needed a little something. I luckily had an extra set of battery operated fairy lights that I wrapped around the wreath and I just taped the battery box to the back.


Here are a few close ups with the fairy lights on...


I just love how whimsical this is! I know elephants and gems and feathers don't really 'go together,' but make up your own rules on this ;)

I felt it was too fragile to put on the front door, so it's on the inside, which worked out perfectly because it's right outside of my studio and I get to stare at it. :)

I hope this helps you get some inspiration to make a fun wreath of your own. Of course, you can choose whatever ornaments that YOU like and change it up! This would make a great Christmas or holiday gift too. If you make a wreath, send me a picture...I'd love to see what you come up with.

Hope y'all have a very Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!!

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