DIY: Poinsettia Wreath

Halloween is over so Christmas season is officially upon us! Even I’ll admit it’s a little too early to turn your house into Santa’s Grotto but you can start by adding a little festive touch to your home with this subtle Christmas wreath.

You’ll need:

  • Wire wreath frame (min. 12”)
  • Wide burlap ribbon/garden jute
  • 5-6 A4 sheets of craft foam
  • Plastic Berries
  • Red glitter
  • White craft glue (mod podge is awesome!)
  • Glue gun
  • Gold spray paint

You’ll need a good quality spray paint (I used  Valspar in metallic gold), the cheap stuff can dry patchy and dull. Spend a little extra on the spray paint and shop around for the other items on Amazon or eBay.

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Step One: Cover the Wreath Frame

Cut a long strip of the burlap ribbon and glue one end to the wire wreath frame. Once the glue has dried start weaving the burlap ribbon through the sections in an over-under kind of way. After you’ve done a few over-unders, pull the burlap ribbon out towards you so that it’s nice and puffy. Make sure the burlap puffs are tight against each other to get as many puffs as possible. Continue until the wreath frame is completely covered.

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Step Two: The Poinsettia Flowers (make two)

Cut out 24 large petals and 12 small petals in craft foam. Using your glue gun pop a little hot glue on the bottom end of the petal and pinch together, hold in place until the glue has dried (this should only take a few seconds). Repeat until all of the petals have been pinched!

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Use a scrap piece of craft foam as a base for the flower and glue six large petals in place. Glue a second row of 6 large petals over the gaps formed from the first row. Finally, glue 6 small petals between the second row of petals.

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Add a bit of texture to the flower (and to make it look less like a garden windmill) by gluing the tips of the smaller petals to the larger petals.

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Spray the flowers in thin layers of gold spray paint and once they’re dry glue them to the wreath. I love how metallic paint dries on craft foam, because it’s a porous material the paint dries with such a pretty shimmery effect!

Just like the small petals, add a bit of texture by gluing the tips of the larger petals to the burlap ribbon.

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Step Three: Glitter the berries

A Christmas wreath wouldn’t be complete without a bit of glitter! Dip the plastic berries into the white craft glue and sprinkle with red glitter. Once dry, snip the wires off and glue the berries to the center of the flower.

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I added an extra bit of sparkle to the petals by adding lines of gold glitter along the center of the petals.


Ta-dah!

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