Upgrade an Evergreen Wreath with Metallic Accents
Once you've finished decorating your Christmas tree, use any leftover ornaments to turn a store-bought evergreen wreath into sparkling door decor.
Christmas trees are so beautiful, we wish we could have two. However, we'll settle for a wreath inspired by its full-size counterpart. This wreath dons elegant gold and silver ornaments from top to bottom. A geometric star finishes the sparkling holiday display. Check out our tips below to see how we transformed a basic wreath form into a custom Christmas display.
Step 1: String Lights
Before adding any decorations, give your wreath some sparkle by adding LED battery-powered twinkle lights. The lights should wrap around the entire wreath and the wire should be tucked under the branches. Attach the battery pack to the back of the wreath with floral wire when complete.
Step 2: Add Greenery
Pull the branches on your wreath forward to fluff it up a bit. Step back to make sure it's an even depth on all sides.
Once satisfied, begin filling your wreath with long pine needles. Attach these by adding a dab of hot glue on the ends and sticking them deep into the wreath. Use real or faux greenery depending on whether you plan to use the wreath annually. Keep adding more pine needles until your wreath is full and lush.
Step 3: Add Ornaments
Start placing ornaments around your wreath. First add the large bulbs and then fill in the gaps with smaller bulbs. You might want to first lay the ornaments out as a test run and then individually attach each one.
To attach the ornaments, string floral wire through the hole at the top of the ornament, loop it around a branch or the wreath's base, and twist tightly together. Nestle into the pine needles.
Step 4: Final Touches
With all the ornaments secure on the wreath, the last step is to add the star, just like you would with a Christmas tree! Loop a star ornament with floral wire and twist-tie it around the base of the wreath.