Now that Halloween is over, it’s time to get ready for my favorite holiday… Christmas! I love hanging wreaths to get my home festive and ready for the holidays. Today I’m sharing with you a beautiful DIY winter wreath that looks great hanging on a front door or inside your home. It’s very simple to make and the supplies costs much less than it would to buy a similar finished wreath at the store. Living in California, I don’t ever have a white Christmas, so I came up with an easy way to add “snow” to this lovely wreath (and a little sparkle too)! It looks like the snow is glistening, and you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to get this effect on your wreath with two simple supplies.
- Darice 20″ Canadian Pine Wreath
- Darice White-Tipped Pine Cones
- Darice 1″ Silver Jingle Bells
- White Acrylic Paint
- Darice Foam Brush
- Darice Iridescent Glitter
- Spray Sealer (Optional)
- Darice Green Stem Wire – (20 gauge 18″)
Step 1. Your wreath will come a bit flat, so you will need to fluff up those branches to make you DIY winter wreath look full. Do this by pulling each wire branch straight and varying the direction each branch goes a bit to make the wreath look natural and full.
Step 2. Using a foam brush and some white paint, rub the paintbrush lightly up and down the wreath branches, varying the amount of paint you use on each branch. Do a small section at a time, and make sure that you get the different sides of the branch.
Step 3. While the paint is still wet, pour iridescent glitter over the branches that you just painted, then lightly shake off the excess glitter over a paper plate or a piece of paper. Repeat this process until the entire DIY winter wreath is covered in shimmering “snow” and you achieve the look that you would like.
Step 4. Now it’s time to add some “snow” to the pine cones using this same process. Dip the brush in the white paint, dab the paint onto the tips of the pine cones, sprinkle on the glitter, shake off the excess, and let dry.
Step 5. I wanted to make sure that my DIY winter wreath and pine cones didn’t drop glitter every time that I opened my front door, so I sprayed them with a spray sealer to lock in the glitter and keep it from making a mess.
Step 6. To add the pine cones to the wreath, I cut some green stem wire in half with my kitchen shears.
Step 7. To add the jingle bells to the wreath, I used 1/4 of a piece of wire. I put the wires through the little hole on the top of the bells, and then twisted the wires around each branch.
This DIY winter wreath looks so pretty when the light catches it because of the iridescent sparkling shimmer of the glitter! If you’re looking to add even more glittery winter cheer to your home this season, check out this DIY holiday wreath tutorial made with glittery twig garland.
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Laura is a wife, mom of four, and the owner and creator of Make Life Lovely, a creative blog filled with creative craft tutorials, DIY projects, party tips, holiday ideas, home decor, and more. A former elementary school teacher, Laura loves getting crafty, planning parties, going on adventures with her family, and eating frozen yogurt.