Golden Swan Wreath DIY

Golden Swan Wreath DIY. This stunning wreath takes only 15 minutes to make! Perfect for so many holidays, party functions (think bridal or shower), or as a year-round wreath with a bit of bling, this unusual swan wreath is lovely wall décor or door décor!


Golden Swan Wreath DIY

This stunning wreath takes only 15 minutes to make! Perfect for so many holidays, party functions (think bridal or shower), or as a year-round wreath with a bit of bling, this unusual swan wreath is lovely wall décor or door décor!

Sometimes when my niece comes in with her ideas I give her the old side eye and wonder what she was thinking. When she pulled out the swan (first) … wellll let’s just say I was skeptical. Then she plopped it down on the wreath and I was sold! Yeah, sometimes I gotta see it to understand, but this one was simple to buy into.

I thought this wreath was going to be a winter wreath. Then, it came together and it is just so much more! You could hang it for Christmas, winter, a baby shower, bridal shower, 50th wedding anniversary, sweet 16 – just an all around flexible wreath decor.

Once again my photography skills have failed to convey just how beautiful a wreath this truly is. It sparkles, it glistens, it just pops out at you when you see it. I think I need more photography lessons.

Notes:

• This truly was a 15-minute craft. There are very few pieces, and yet the end result is simply gorgeous. Neither my niece nor I keep many of these crafts (they go to friends & family, she will sell them on Facebook marketplace, or they get donated to the nursing home where my father resides), but this one she claimed even before she started it. LOL She knew exactly how gorgeous it would be. My photography “skills” do not do this justice. It is truly lovely.

• The swan in resting on a piece of greenery because this is white on cream. Without the greenery, the swan would be completely lost on that wreath.

• The greenery chosen is substantial. There were three, fairly thick wires under that wrap. When you can’t immediately clip through the floral wire, just work it back and forth by bending it after the initial clip. You will have made a dent in the wire weakening its integrity, and by bending back and forth the wire will then snap.

Note: everything on this wreath was purchase at my local craft store last week. Winter is in-season at your local Joann Fabric, Michaels, and Hobby Lobby right now!

Golden Swan Wreath DIY. This stunning wreath takes only 15 minutes to make! Perfect for so many holidays, party functions (think bridal or shower), or as a year round wreath with a bit of bling, this unusual swan wreath is lovely wall décor or door décor!


Golden Swan Wreath DIY Materials:

• 24″ Flocked Wreath
• 2 Floral Picks (pearlized)
Evergreen Spray
Swan
Glitter Spray Branch
Glitter Berry Spray
• Cutters
Glue Gun
• Hot Glue

Golden Swan Wreath DIY. This stunning wreath takes only 15 minutes to make! Perfect for so many holidays, party functions (think bridal or shower), or as a year round wreath with a bit of bling, this unusual swan wreath is lovely wall décor or door décor!


Golden Swan Wreath DIY. This stunning wreath takes only 15 minutes to make! Perfect for so many holidays, party functions (think bridal or shower), or as a year round wreath with a bit of bling, this unusual swan wreath is lovely wall décor or door décor!


Golden Swan Wreath DIY Instructions:

• Clip the stem off your evergreen spray.

Golden Swan Wreath DIY. This stunning wreath takes only 15 minutes to make! Perfect for so many holidays, party functions (think bridal or shower), or as a year round wreath with a bit of bling, this unusual swan wreath is lovely wall décor or door décor!


• Rest the evergreen spray at the bottom of the wreath. It is being rested there because otherwise, the swan would be los against the creamy wreath.
• Hot glue in place.

Golden Swan Wreath DIY. This stunning wreath takes only 15 minutes to make! Perfect for so many holidays, party functions (think bridal or shower), or as a year round wreath with a bit of bling, this unusual swan wreath is lovely wall décor or door décor!


• Place the swan on top of the greenery; hot glue in place
• One pearl pick will be places on a diagonal with the swan’s beak. Hot glue in place.
• The second pearl pick is going to the back of the swan, but not so close that it looks like the swan is having a pearlized bowel movement. Hot glue in place.

Golden Swan Wreath DIY. This stunning wreath takes only 15 minutes to make! Perfect for so many holidays, party functions (think bridal or shower), or as a year round wreath with a bit of bling, this unusual swan wreath is lovely wall décor or door décor!


Golden Swan Wreath DIY. This stunning wreath takes only 15 minutes to make! Perfect for so many holidays, party functions (think bridal or shower), or as a year round wreath with a bit of bling, this unusual swan wreath is lovely wall décor or door décor!


Golden Swan Wreath DIY. This stunning wreath takes only 15 minutes to make! Perfect for so many holidays, party functions (think bridal or shower), or as a year round wreath with a bit of bling, this unusual swan wreath is lovely wall décor or door décor!


Golden Swan Wreath DIY. This stunning wreath takes only 15 minutes to make! Perfect for so many holidays, party functions (think bridal or shower), or as a year round wreath with a bit of bling, this unusual swan wreath is lovely wall décor or door décor!


• Segment the glitter berry spray (you can just peel it apart). These pieces will be used to cover any large hole or gaps n between the wreath, evergreen, and pearl picks. Once you are satisfied your gap is covered, hot glue the piece of the glitter berry spray in place.

Golden Swan Wreath DIY. This stunning wreath takes only 15 minutes to make! Perfect for so many holidays, party functions (think bridal or shower), or as a year round wreath with a bit of bling, this unusual swan wreath is lovely wall décor or door décor!


Golden Swan Wreath DIY. This stunning wreath takes only 15 minutes to make! Perfect for so many holidays, party functions (think bridal or shower), or as a year round wreath with a bit of bling, this unusual swan wreath is lovely wall décor or door décor!


Golden Swan Wreath DIY. This stunning wreath takes only 15 minutes to make! Perfect for so many holidays, party functions (think bridal or shower), or as a year round wreath with a bit of bling, this unusual swan wreath is lovely wall décor or door décor!


• Cut down the glitter spray branch. Looking at the front of the wreath, tuck the pieces of glitter branch behind the swan to frame it. CAREFULLY turn over the flocked wreath. Hot glue the glitter branches in place (to the swan, and dabs of glue on the wreath).

Golden Swan Wreath DIY. This stunning wreath takes only 15 minutes to make! Perfect for so many holidays, party functions (think bridal or shower), or as a year round wreath with a bit of bling, this unusual swan wreath is lovely wall décor or door décor!


Golden Swan Wreath DIY. This stunning wreath takes only 15 minutes to make! Perfect for so many holidays, party functions (think bridal or shower), or as a year round wreath with a bit of bling, this unusual swan wreath is lovely wall décor or door décor!


• Turn the flocked wreath back over (again carefully) and with just a dab of hot glue, secure the tops of the glitter branches in place.

Golden Swan Wreath DIY. This stunning wreath takes only 15 minutes to make! Perfect for so many holidays, party functions (think bridal or shower), or as a year round wreath with a bit of bling, this unusual swan wreath is lovely wall décor or door décor!


Golden Swan Wreath DIY. This stunning wreath takes only 15 minutes to make! Perfect for so many holidays, party functions (think bridal or shower), or as a year round wreath with a bit of bling, this unusual swan wreath is lovely wall décor or door décor!


Golden Swan Wreath DIY. This stunning wreath takes only 15 minutes to make! Perfect for so many holidays, party functions (think bridal or shower), or as a year round wreath with a bit of bling, this unusual swan wreath is lovely wall décor or door décor!


Golden Swan Wreath DIY. This stunning wreath takes only 15 minutes to make! Perfect for so many holidays, party functions (think bridal or shower), or as a year round wreath with a bit of bling, this unusual swan wreath is lovely wall décor or door décor!


• That’s it! How you can hang your wall décor or door décor (your choice) and enjoy.

Golden Swan Wreath DIY. This stunning wreath takes only 15 minutes to make! Perfect for so many holidays, party functions (think bridal or shower), or as a year round wreath with a bit of bling, this unusual swan wreath is lovely wall décor or door décor!


Yield: 1 Wreath

Golden Swan Wreath DIY

A lovely swan door decor wreath.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost 30.00

Tools

  • Cutters
  • Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue

Instructions

• Clip the stem off your evergreen spray.

• Rest the evergreen spray at the bottom of the wreath. It is being rested there because otherwise the swan would be los against the creamy wreath.

• Hot glue in place.

• Place the swan on top of the greenery; hot glue in place

• One pearl pick will be places on a diagonal with the swan's beak. Hot glue in place.

• The second pearl pick is going to the back of the swan, but not so close that it looks like the swan is having a pearlized bowel movement. Hot glue in place.

• Segment the glitter berry spray (you can just peel it apart). These pieces will be used to cover any large hole or gaps n between the wreath, evergreen, and pearl picks. Once you are satisfied your gap is covered, hot glue the piece of the glitter berry spray in place.

• Cut down the glitter spray branch. Looking at the front of the wreath, tuck the pieces of glitter branch behind the swan to frame it. CAREFULLY turn over the flocked wreath. Hot glue the glitter branches in place (to the swan, and dabs of glue on the wreath).

• Turn the flocked wreath back over (again carefully) and with just a dab of hot glue, secure the tops of the glitter branches in place.

• That's it! How you can hang your wall décor or door décor (your choice) and enjoy.

If you like to DIY your own wreaths, you may want to make one of these:

This beautiful Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath is a simple rustic wreath that appears time-consuming, but actually comes together in under 30 minutes! Follow these easy step by step directions to make your own lovely custom Christmas door hanger wreath.

Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft DIY – This is a beautiful snowflake wreath that is perfect for door decor in the chilly winter months. You can fully customize this snowflake bead wreath for color, and ornaments. Simple to make, this lovely Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft is a real conversation piece.

Shabby Chic Autumn Wreath – If you are a fan of shabby chic décor for your home, you are going to want to make this lovely shabby chic autumn wreath! Simple to make, the soft and understated colors are perfect shabby chic wall décor or door décor.


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Easy Birdcage Decor: Winter White Flowers

Have an old birdcage lying about that you would like to repurpose into a beautiful decor piece? This wonderful winter white birdcage decorating idea is a lovely DIY decorating piece for the holidays and beyond. This tells the story of a bird that has left the cage to fly south for the winter. His (or her) nest is empty, and he (or she) is off to parts unknown. This is not only a lovely winter piece, it could be used for wedding decor, a centerpiece, a front foyer piece (I always decorate my foyer!) or you could hang it as an empty birdcage in a Florida room or family room.


Have an old birdcage lying about that you would like to repurpose into a beautiful decor piece? This wonderful winter white birdcage decorating idea is a lovely DIY decorating piece for the holidays and beyond. This tells the story of a bird that has left the cage to fly south for the winter. His (or her) nest is empty, and he (or she) is off to parts unknown. This is not only a lovely winter piece, but it could also be used for wedding decor, a centerpiece, a front foyer piece (I always decorate my foyer!) or you could hang it as an empty birdcage in a Florida room or family room.


If you really want a bird in this piece, simply clip one to the outside of the cage for him to get back inside.

This easy birdcage decoration crosses over many types of decor: from farmhouse craft, to shabby chic, to Christmas or winter decor – even wedding centerpieces, this beautiful little birdcage will fit a multitude of decorative design ideas.

Have an old birdcage lying about that you would like to repurpose into a beautiful decor piece? This wonderful winter white birdcage decorating idea is a lovely DIY decorating piece for the holidays and beyond. This tells the story of a bird that has left the cage to fly south for the winter. His (or her) nest is empty, and he (or she) is off to parts unknown. This is not only a lovely winter piece, it could be used for wedding decor, a centerpiece, a front foyer piece (I always decorate my foyer!) or you could hang it as an empty birdcage in a Florida room or family room.


Easy Birdcage Decor: Winter White Flowers

Notes

• If your birdcage is not already white, antique white, rustic white, make certain you spray paint it white (or whatever color you choose) and allow it to dry completely before moving on to the bird’s nest and flowers.

• This birdcage decor is all about hiding the foam. There is no right or wrong way to make this beautiful little craft. If you prefer blush colored roses, use those! You could also do this in gold, silver, or blue & gold for the holidays.

• You can buy a rustic-looking white birdcage at JoAnn, Michaels, or Hobby Lobby just about anytime of the year. Or, search through consignment stores in your area for authentic old birdcages. While this is a small birdcage there is no reason you cannot adapt the “story” and flower decorations to fit a larger birdcage.

• The evergreen you purchase can be green, or white crystals/flocked to simulate snowy tips.

• This was made a side table piece. You can definitely hang it with a piece of white ribbon (match the roses!)

Have an old birdcage lying about that you would like to repurpose into a beautiful decor piece? This wonderful winter white birdcage decorating idea is a lovely DIY decorating piece for the holidays and beyond. This tells the story of a bird that has left the cage to fly south for the winter. His (or her) nest is empty, and he (or she) is off to parts unknown. This is not only a lovely winter piece, it could be used for wedding decor, a centerpiece, a front foyer piece (I always decorate my foyer!) or you could hang it as an empty birdcage in a Florida room or family room.


Easy Birdcage Decor: Winter White Flowers Materials:

Note: how many flowers and other floral materials you need is dependant on the size of your birdcage.

Birdcage
• Bird Nest (scaled to size to fit your birdcage)
• Floral Foam
Glue Gun
• Hot Glue Sticks
Wire Cutters
• Winter Berries (gold was used to match the gold trim on the roses)
• Winter White Roses
• Icy Floral (for snow/ice)
• Golden Baby Breath
Pine Cones

Have an old birdcage lying about that you would like to repurpose into a beautiful decor piece? This wonderful winter white birdcage decorating idea is a lovely DIY decorating piece for the holidays and beyond. This tells the story of a bird that has left the cage to fly south for the winter. His (or her) nest is empty, and he (or she) is off to parts unknown. This is not only a lovely winter piece, it could be used for wedding decor, a centerpiece, a front foyer piece (I always decorate my foyer!) or you could hang it as an empty birdcage in a Florida room or family room.


Easy Birdcage Decor: Winter White Flowers Directions:

• Start with a white birdcage. Spray paint, and allow to dry if necessary.

Have an old birdcage lying about that you would like to repurpose into a beautiful decor piece? This wonderful winter white birdcage decorating idea is a lovely DIY decorating piece for the holidays and beyond. This tells the story of a bird that has left the cage to fly south for the winter. His (or her) nest is empty, and he (or she) is off to parts unknown. This is not only a lovely winter piece, it could be used for wedding decor, a centerpiece, a front foyer piece (I always decorate my foyer!) or you could hang it as an empty birdcage in a Florida room or family room.


• Insert floral foam into cage.
• Place the bird’s nest on top of the floral foam.
• Close the birdcage.
• Now, eyeball what height you want for your nest. Cut down the floral foam to fit the height (and width) you need.

Have an old birdcage lying about that you would like to repurpose into a beautiful decor piece? This wonderful winter white birdcage decorating idea is a lovely DIY decorating piece for the holidays and beyond. This tells the story of a bird that has left the cage to fly south for the winter. His (or her) nest is empty, and he (or she) is off to parts unknown. This is not only a lovely winter piece, it could be used for wedding decor, a centerpiece, a front foyer piece (I always decorate my foyer!) or you could hang it as an empty birdcage in a Florida room or family room.


• Once you have cut down the floral foam, make certain it fits in the space you eyeballed – if it does fit, hot glue in place. If it does not yet fit, take off some more floral foam. Remember it is better to take less off and cut twice than take too much floral foam off the first time.
• Hot glue the nest on top of the floral foam.

Have an old birdcage lying about that you would like to repurpose into a beautiful decor piece? This wonderful winter white birdcage decorating idea is a lovely DIY decorating piece for the holidays and beyond. This tells the story of a bird that has left the cage to fly south for the winter. His (or her) nest is empty, and he (or she) is off to parts unknown. This is not only a lovely winter piece, it could be used for wedding decor, a centerpiece, a front foyer piece (I always decorate my foyer!) or you could hang it as an empty birdcage in a Florida room or family room.


Have an old birdcage lying about that you would like to repurpose into a beautiful decor piece? This wonderful winter white birdcage decorating idea is a lovely DIY decorating piece for the holidays and beyond. This tells the story of a bird that has left the cage to fly south for the winter. His (or her) nest is empty, and he (or she) is off to parts unknown. This is not only a lovely winter piece, it could be used for wedding decor, a centerpiece, a front foyer piece (I always decorate my foyer!) or you could hang it as an empty birdcage in a Florida room or family room.


• Cut down and insert evergreen to surround the nest. You will see the original stems.
• Start to fill in the birdcage around the floral foam and nest with floral and evergreen (or berries) – you want this to look like the bird is simply out of town for the winter – so some overgrowth, and a little snow.

Have an old birdcage lying about that you would like to repurpose into a beautiful decor piece? This wonderful winter white birdcage decorating idea is a lovely DIY decorating piece for the holidays and beyond. This tells the story of a bird that has left the cage to fly south for the winter. His (or her) nest is empty, and he (or she) is off to parts unknown. This is not only a lovely winter piece, it could be used for wedding decor, a centerpiece, a front foyer piece (I always decorate my foyer!) or you could hang it as an empty birdcage in a Florida room or family room.


Have an old birdcage lying about that you would like to repurpose into a beautiful decor piece? This wonderful winter white birdcage decorating idea is a lovely DIY decorating piece for the holidays and beyond. This tells the story of a bird that has left the cage to fly south for the winter. His (or her) nest is empty, and he (or she) is off to parts unknown. This is not only a lovely winter piece, it could be used for wedding decor, a centerpiece, a front foyer piece (I always decorate my foyer!) or you could hang it as an empty birdcage in a Florida room or family room.


• You can insert your pieces into the floral foam, or insert the floral pieces into the foam and then hot glue them in place.

Have an old birdcage lying about that you would like to repurpose into a beautiful decor piece? This wonderful winter white birdcage decorating idea is a lovely DIY decorating piece for the holidays and beyond. This tells the story of a bird that has left the cage to fly south for the winter. His (or her) nest is empty, and he (or she) is off to parts unknown. This is not only a lovely winter piece, it could be used for wedding decor, a centerpiece, a front foyer piece (I always decorate my foyer!) or you could hang it as an empty birdcage in a Florida room or family room.


• This is a busy floral arrangement. Again, you want to make certain you are covering the floral foam completely, and any cut stems that may show, but not the bird’s nest.

Have an old birdcage lying about that you would like to repurpose into a beautiful decor piece? This wonderful winter white birdcage decorating idea is a lovely DIY decorating piece for the holidays and beyond. This tells the story of a bird that has left the cage to fly south for the winter. His (or her) nest is empty, and he (or she) is off to parts unknown. This is not only a lovely winter piece, it could be used for wedding decor, a centerpiece, a front foyer piece (I always decorate my foyer!) or you could hang it as an empty birdcage in a Florida room or family room.


• Layer some floral, golden baby breath, and pine cones so it forms a winter-bower for the bird’s nest.

Have an old birdcage lying about that you would like to repurpose into a beautiful decor piece? This wonderful winter white birdcage decorating idea is a lovely DIY decorating piece for the holidays and beyond. This tells the story of a bird that has left the cage to fly south for the winter. His (or her) nest is empty, and he (or she) is off to parts unknown. This is not only a lovely winter piece, it could be used for wedding decor, a centerpiece, a front foyer piece (I always decorate my foyer!) or you could hang it as an empty birdcage in a Florida room or family room.


• Attach a cascade of winter white roses to the exterior of the birdcage and hot glue in place.

Have an old birdcage lying about that you would like to repurpose into a beautiful decor piece? This wonderful winter white birdcage decorating idea is a lovely DIY decorating piece for the holidays and beyond. This tells the story of a bird that has left the cage to fly south for the winter. His (or her) nest is empty, and he (or she) is off to parts unknown. This is not only a lovely winter piece, it could be used for wedding decor, a centerpiece, a front foyer piece (I always decorate my foyer!) or you could hang it as an empty birdcage in a Florida room or family room.


• Attach some rose leaves to the rose cascade and hot glue them to the cage/roses.

Have an old birdcage lying about that you would like to repurpose into a beautiful decor piece? This wonderful winter white birdcage decorating idea is a lovely DIY decorating piece for the holidays and beyond. This tells the story of a bird that has left the cage to fly south for the winter. His (or her) nest is empty, and he (or she) is off to parts unknown. This is not only a lovely winter piece, it could be used for wedding decor, a centerpiece, a front foyer piece (I always decorate my foyer!) or you could hang it as an empty birdcage in a Florida room or family room.


• Check your piece for any holes or bare spots. Cover any remaining ones with berries.

Have an old birdcage lying about that you would like to repurpose into a beautiful decor piece? This wonderful winter white birdcage decorating idea is a lovely DIY decorating piece for the holidays and beyond. This tells the story of a bird that has left the cage to fly south for the winter. His (or her) nest is empty, and he (or she) is off to parts unknown. This is not only a lovely winter piece, it could be used for wedding decor, a centerpiece, a front foyer piece (I always decorate my foyer!) or you could hang it as an empty birdcage in a Florida room or family room.


This is a pretty quick craft taking under 30 minutes to make. The most time you will spend if deciding on height and placement of the foam, nest, and floral pieces.

This beautiful birdcage decor is very easy to make. We (royal we as it was my niece’s idea) went with winter white and it looks spectacular in person. The roses chosen have a gold trim, and that meant that the foliage was gold. You do not have to follow the gold motif, red for winter would be fabulous too!

Yield: 1

Easy Birdcage Decor: Winter White Flowers

Have an old birdcage lying about that you would like to repurpose into a beautiful decor piece? This wonderful winter white birdcage decorating idea is a lovely DIY decorating piece for the holidays and beyond. This tells the story of a bird that has left the cage to fly south for the winter. His (or her) nest is empty, and he (or she) is off to parts unknown.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost 20.00

Materials

  • Bird Cage
  • Bird Nest
  • Floral Foam
  • Winter Berries (gold was used to match the gold trim on the roses)
  • Winter White Roses
  • Icy Floral (for snow/ice)
  • Golden Baby Breath
  • Pine Cones

Tools

  • Cutters
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue

Instructions

• Start with a white bird cage. Spray paint, and allow to dry if necessary.

• Insert floral foam into cage.

• Place the bird's nest on top of the floral foam.

• Close the bird cage.

• Now, eyeball what height you want for your nest. Cut down the floral foam to fit the height (and width) you need.

• Once you have cut down the floral foam, make certain it fits in the space you eyeballed - if it does fit, hot glue in place. If it does not yet fit, take off some more floral foam. Remember it is better to take less off and cut twice than take too much floral foam off the first time.

• Hot glue the nest on top of the floral foam.

• Cut down and insert evergreen to surround the nest. You will see the original stems.

• Start to fill in the bird cage around the floral foam and nest with floral and evergreen (or berries) - you want this to look like the bird is simply out of town for the winter - so some overgrowth, and a little snow.

• You can insert your pieces into the floral foam, or insert the floral pieces into the foam and then hot glue them in place.

• This is a busy floral arrangement. Again, you want to make certain you are covering the floral foam completely, and any cut stems that may show, but not the bird's nest.

• Layer some floral, golden baby breath, and pine cones so it forms a winter-bower for the bird's nest.

• Attach a cascade of winter white roses to the exterior of the bird cage and hot glue in place.

• Attach some rose leaves to the rose cascade and hot glue them to the cage/roses.

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Have an old birdcage lying about that you would like to repurpose into a beautiful decor piece? This wonderful winter white birdcage decorating idea is a lovely DIY decorating piece for the holidays and beyond. This tells the story of a bird that has left the cage to fly south for the winter. His (or her) nest is empty, and he (or she) is off to parts unknown. This is not only a lovely winter piece, it could be used for wedding decor, a centerpiece, a front foyer piece (I always decorate my foyer!) or you could hang it as an empty birdcage in a Florida room or family room.


If you are looking for more winter decor, you will want to check out these beautiful crafts:

Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft DIY – This is a beautiful snowflake wreath that is perfect for door decor in the chilly winter months. You can fully customize this snowflake bead wreath for color, and ornaments. Simple to make, this lovely Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft is a real conversation piece.

Easy DIY Pine Cone Wreath – Create a beautiful wreath with painted pine cones. Fabulous as fall, winter or spring decor, this Easy DIY Pine Cone Wreath is highly customizable. Step by step instructions make the entire process simple. You will be thrilled with the results of this inexpensive craft project!


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Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath DIY

Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath DIY. This beautiful Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath is a simple rustic wreath that appears time-consuming, but actually comes together in under 30 minutes! Follow these easy step by step directions to make your own lovely custom Christmas door hanger wreath.


This beautiful Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath is a simple rustic wreath that appears time-consuming, but actually comes together in under 30 minutes! Follow these easy step by step directions to make your own lovely custom Christmas door hanger wreath.

Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath DIY

While I wrote this up as a Christmas wreath for a door, it would also be fabulous over the fireplace. You may want to up the size of it thought – depending on the side of your fireplace mantel – to make it stand out.


The focal point of this wreath is the holiday sign. The cascade of berries is to offset the focal point making it less one-sided. This wreath aims for “snowiness” (yes, that is now a word), but it is not a snow-wreath.

Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath DIY. This beautiful Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath is a simple rustic wreath that appears time-consuming, but actually comes together in under 30 minutes! Follow these easy step by step directions to make your own lovely custom Christmas door hanger wreath.


Notes

• Make certain to match the size of your wreath to the door or area where it will be hung. A 36″ wreath on a 30″ door will not work. Likewise, a 24″ wreath over your fireplace mantel will probably be lost.

• Take a look at Halloween clearance sales too as many times you can find white wreaths there for 50-75% off!

• On that note, also take into account the sign to wreath ratio. You want something substantial, but not too overwhelming.

• This wreath uses a holiday sign as the focal point. You could also use a different object as your focal point: a stuffed reindeer or moose, a small birdcage, a Christmas tree topper, Santa or Mrs. Claus, a large partridge – anything that is holiday focused. In other words, you can gear this toward your holiday theme!

• If you plan on hanging this wreath from just after Thanksgiving through most of the winter, consider your focal point to be more generic… that is where a stuffed moose or moose sign would work very well!

• This wreath is frosted, not sparkly. If you choose to add sparkle, make it one or two touches of sparkle – such as the picks used. The sparkle on the picks will pick up the light. There will always be a small sparkle that is picked up from light (even if only streetlights).

• This is a door hanger wreath, it does not really lend itself to a ribbon for hanging. Since rustic does not always do ribbon “well” if you need a ribbon to hang, consider a red plaid one. No bow on this wreath either.

Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath DIY. This beautiful Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath is a simple rustic wreath that appears time-consuming, but actually comes together in under 30 minutes! Follow these easy step by step directions to make your own lovely custom Christmas door hanger wreath.


Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath DIY Materials:

• 1 White Wreath
• 1 Holiday Sign (focal point)
• 2 Pick Floral Fruit
• 1 Geraniums Bush
• 3 picks Holly Berries
• Greenery
Glue Gun
• Hot Glue Sticks
Wire Cutters
• Floral Wire (optional)

Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath DIY. This beautiful Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath is a simple rustic wreath that appears time-consuming, but actually comes together in under 30 minutes! Follow these easy step by step directions to make your own lovely custom Christmas door hanger wreath.


Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath DIY Directions:

• Position the sign (or whatever you are using as your focus) on the wreath. This is offset on the center, and “we” (the royal we because my niece had the idea, I’m just the running commentary and photographer) decided lower right. If you would like lower left because that works better for where you plan on hanging this finished wreath, that works too!

• Hot glue or wire in place. If you are going to wire, make sure you loop the floral wire through the hanger on the back of your sign, and through the wire on your wreath. Pretend you are weaving or sewing. Pull tight for less movement. You may also want to wire AND hot glue for stiffer placement, especially if your sign is heavy.

Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath DIY. This beautiful Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath is a simple rustic wreath that appears time-consuming, but actually comes together in under 30 minutes! Follow these easy step by step directions to make your own lovely custom Christmas door hanger wreath.


• The berries are being used to balance against the focal point you are creating. That sign (+ flowers you will be adding) is BIG. If you left it by itself on the wreath, it would be a lotta white, and a big old sign. You need something to break it up, hence the berry trail.

• Remember when hot gluing the berries in place that you are layering and adding leaves (intermingling greens) not lumping them together. Overlaying your berries, leaves, and picks will make the wreath look better.

Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath DIY. This beautiful Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath is a simple rustic wreath that appears time-consuming, but actually comes together in under 30 minutes! Follow these easy step by step directions to make your own lovely custom Christmas door hanger wreath.


Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath DIY. This beautiful Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath is a simple rustic wreath that appears time-consuming, but actually comes together in under 30 minutes! Follow these easy step by step directions to make your own lovely custom Christmas door hanger wreath.


• The reason geraniums were chosen as the flower for this wreath is because they are large. The sign is the focal point (I may have mentioned that before), and the geraniums are actually going to make that focal point a GIANT focal point that cannot be missed. Clip the geraniums, and place two large portions of the clippings (either one large, or two smaller) on either side of the focal point. Hot glue in place. Pull through some of the wreath into the geraniums for a slight break-up, and to show the wreath underneath.

• Two large flower features are set so as not to have 4-5 smaller features pulling your eyes in all directions. Breaking up the geraniums is key – this wreath needed color, but you don’t want it to be a big blob of color that slaps you in the er, eye.

Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath DIY. This beautiful Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath is a simple rustic wreath that appears time-consuming, but actually comes together in under 30 minutes! Follow these easy step by step directions to make your own lovely custom Christmas door hanger wreath.


Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath DIY. This beautiful Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath is a simple rustic wreath that appears time-consuming, but actually comes together in under 30 minutes! Follow these easy step by step directions to make your own lovely custom Christmas door hanger wreath.


• Once you have layered the berries (always do a dry run before hot gluing), and have added some greenery, use the picks to add some interest and conceal any holes which may show.

• Tuck away any wire you may have used, and move the wreath pines over bare spots.

Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath DIY. This beautiful Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath is a simple rustic wreath that appears time-consuming, but actually comes together in under 30 minutes! Follow these easy step by step directions to make your own lovely custom Christmas door hanger wreath.


Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath DIY. This beautiful Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath is a simple rustic wreath that appears time-consuming, but actually comes together in under 30 minutes! Follow these easy step by step directions to make your own lovely custom Christmas door hanger wreath.


• Things looked a little bare under the sign, so some greenery was added underneath and hot glued in place.

Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath DIY. This beautiful Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath is a simple rustic wreath that appears time-consuming, but actually comes together in under 30 minutes! Follow these easy step by step directions to make your own lovely custom Christmas door hanger wreath.


Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath DIY. This beautiful Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath is a simple rustic wreath that appears time-consuming, but actually comes together in under 30 minutes! Follow these easy step by step directions to make your own lovely custom Christmas door hanger wreath.


• Take a step back from the wreath. Make sure all the holes are covered either by twisting greenery over an open space or repositioning a white pine from the wreath.

Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath DIY. This beautiful Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath is a simple rustic wreath that appears time-consuming, but actually comes together in under 30 minutes! Follow these easy step by step directions to make your own lovely custom Christmas door hanger wreath.


• Give your wreath a light shake to make certain everything is well placed either via wire or hot glue.
That’s it. This is a super simple, but showy Christmas wreath. It looks simply fabulous!

Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath DIY. This beautiful Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath is a simple rustic wreath that appears time-consuming, but actually comes together in under 30 minutes! Follow these easy step by step directions to make your own lovely custom Christmas door hanger wreath.


If you enjoy making holiday wreaths, you may want to make one of these:

Candy Cane Wreath DIY Tutorial – Make your own no-sew Candy Cane wreath using these easy step by step instructions. This cute holiday decor is perfect for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or any day! Simple and inexpensive to make, this easy Candy Cane Wreath DIY Tutorial will show you how to add a marvelous touch of whimsy to your holiday decor.

The Grinch Inspired Wreath DIY Tutorial – A beautiful Mr. Grinch inspired wreath sure to make even the coldest heart burst! This step by step tutorial is complete with (free) pdfs for the hat and heart for you to print and make exact. This wreath will look great on your front door, over your mantel, or on a wall. Truly unique holiday decor!

Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft DIY – This is a beautiful snowflake wreath that is perfect for door decor in the chilly winter months. You can fully customize this snowflake bead wreath for color, and ornaments. Simple to make, this lovely Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft is a real conversation piece.


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