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Great DIY Christmas gift ideas can be hard to come by.
But this easy DIY Christmas wreath that I made in collaboration with my friend Erika, of the blog Peony and Honey, has been a MAJOR hit.
It’s been seen, shared, and tried literally hundreds of thousands of times.
So I think it’s safe to say that it’s a good one. 😜
That said, if you’re looking for a unique, easy DIY Christmas gift idea, look no further.
Below I’ve outlined exactly how to create a trendy floral hoop wreath.
This is the perfect gift for her, couples gift idea, or even housewarming gift.
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
- 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 Tutorial
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.
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.
3. Reinforce the foam with Duck Tape.
Cover the glued area completely with Duct Tape to ensure the foam does not fall off.
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.
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.
6. Close the floral hoop.
Leaving some space at the top, you can close the ring with more Duck Tape.
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!
In case you missed it, here are the material links once again…
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 (@the.joyful.co) and Erika (@peonyandhoney)! We want to see what you create. 🤍
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading.
Before you go, take a sec to check out my DIY gift box post. I have a feeling you’ll love it!