A couple of years ago I created this easy Christmas wreath tutorial in collaboration with my friend Erika of the blogPeony and Honey.
Since then it has been shared tens of thousands of times.
So if you’re looking for an easy craft for your holiday party, girls night, or even to try on your own, this one is totally worth a go! People clearly love it. 😉
That said, scroll down to learn exactlyhow to create a trendy floral hoop wreath like this one and to snag links to all products used.
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DIY Christmas Wreath Materials
For this floral hoop wreath project you’ll need…
- One 19-inch floral hoop
- Note that you’ll need to cut an opening on one side using a saw or bolt cutter. This will allow you to get the beads on.
- A 12-inch foam wreath
- This will get cut in half, so you only need 1 for every 2 wreaths.
- Duck tape
- Wooden beads
- Our wreaths are a mix of 38 mm beads and 50 mm beads. You can use either, but I wouldn’t go smaller than 38 mm. Especially on a 19-inch wreath.
- A hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Wire cutters
- Faux flowers
- At least two different styles and sizes recommended. We found ours at Michael’s and Homegoods.
- Greenery and accents
- At least two of each type to add texture and pull in more color. Again, we found ours at Michael’s.
- At least one color. It should be about 1-1.5 inches thick.
Please note: I did not link florals, greenery, or ribbon as these vary by taste and theme. It’s best to purchase in person to ensure all work well together!
DIY Christmas Wreath Assembly Instructions
Step 1: Cut the foam wreath in half.
You just need one of the semi-circles for this project, so if you’re making multiple or doing this with friends, keep that in mind when you purchase materials.
Also, if the foam is thicker than 1-inch in height, it might be visible. You can shave it down a bit with a kitchen knife, but please be careful.
Step 2: Hot glue the foam semi-circle to the floral hoop.
Be sure to keep the opening of the floral hoop at the top center so you can slide the beads on later.
You will need to hold the floral hoop onto the foam until it dries completely. Be very generous with the glue, you will need a lot.
Step 3: Reinforce the foam with Duck Tape.
Cover the glued area completely with Duct Tape to ensure the foam does not fall off.
Step 4: Add the florals.
Glue the flowers, greenery, and accents to the front of the foam wreath (opposite side of where you glued/taped).
There’s no right or wrong way to do this, so long as you like the result. The only thing I’d recommend is the glueing your largest flower first, and to the left of center. Then work down to the smaller flowers, pieces of greenery, and accents.
Put a generous amount of glue on the bottom of these pieces and hold them in place until they dry. As you hold them down, add more glue around them. You can even glue some of the pedals down. Whatever you have to do to get everything to stick! You can always cover imperfections with other elements later.
Step 5: Add the wood beads.
Once everything glued to the foam piece is dried and just the way you like it, add the wood beads!
My wreath is a mixture of 51mm and 38 mm wood beads, just because that’s what we had. Erika’s wreath is made with only 38 mm ones.
Step 6: Close the floral hoop.
Leaving some space at the top, you can close the ring with more Duck Tape.
Step 7: Add ribbon to your DIY Christmas wreath.
Use the ribbon to tie a bow for extra coverage. You can cut the tails as long or short as you’d like.
And that’s it’s!
Here are those materials once more in case you missed them…
I know looks like a lot all typed out, but I promise it’s SUPER simple once you get rolling.
If you have any questions, just comment below and I’ll be sure to get back to you ASAP! And if you make one of these wreaths, be it for Christmas or not, be sure to post to IG and tag me (@itsmemeach) and Erika (@peonyandhoney). We want to see what you create!
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