DIY Candy Christmas Wreath Video Tutorial

DIY Candy Christmas Wreath (VIDEO)

Craft supplies - lollipop, cupcake, unicorn, donut

Aren’t these candy and cupcake supplies amazing! When I saw them I fell in love with them and had to find a project to use them. They are sparkly, cute and just plain fun! Unfortunately last year’s Christmas wreath was wrecked in a snowstorm. Thus I needed a new wreath to adorn my door. So this was the perfect excuse to make something non-traditional and glittery. And did I mention I sneaked a unicorn onto the wreath – it’s subtle, but she’s there. Really, why wouldn’t you put this classic unicorn on a Christmas wreath. 

I bought all the supplies at Michael’s and probably spent way too much on this DIY lol! Sometimes when you buy craft supplies it gets expensive and you think, “hey, maybe I should just buy it?” It probably would have cost the same amount to buy it – but I do it for the process. And the candy details were so pretty, I couldn’t resist a DIY. 

Follow the video or step-by-step below to make your own. 

Supplies

Christmas Wreath supplies - cupcakes, unicorn, donut
  • Glue gun and glue
  • Sparkly silver branch wreath form
  • Polka dot ribbon (two types and sizes)
  • Cupcake, lollipop and donut elements
  • Sparkly sticks (for floral arrangements)
  • Unicorn
Sparkly Unicorn on wreath

Instructions

  1. Glue ribbon #1 in a zigzag pattern across the wreath
  2. Glue ribbon #2 in a zigzag pattern in the opposite way on the wreath in the places the first ribbon didn’t touch.
  3. Separate your sparkly branch elements
  4. Glue branches sporadically across the wreath evenly
  5. The fun part! Glue all your candy elements throughout your wreath (unicorn included)
  6. Hang your wreath and admire it.

I’m so happy with how this wreath turned out, I smile at the whimsy and sparkle every time I leave the house. Also, adding the unicorn is the sprinkles on the cupcake!

Candy themed Christmas wreath

What do you think? Don’t you love the candy elements?

If you like this wreath, see last year’s DIY Christmas Ball Wreath.

DIY Halloween Wreath

DIY Halloween Wreath

I am obsessed with Halloween and am ashamed to say I did not have a Halloween wreath for my door. This was a perfect reason to DIY and make something unique.  I decided to go with a sparkly pumpkin and witch theme in purple and orange. Orange is essentially the Halloween and fall colour so it MUST be incorporated into your Halloween wreath :)! The wreath cost approximately $22 to make and all the supplies were from Michaels or Dollarama. The garland and sparkly pumpkins were from the dollar store, all other supplies were from Michaels.

I’m glad to say I was able to hang it before October even began! Make your own with the tutorial below.

Halloween Wreath

Supplies

  • Black sparkly branch wreath form

Black Sparkly Branch Wreath

  • Leaf garland
  • Wired ribbon
  • Assortment of sparkly pumpkins and other details (wooden witches)

Halloween Wreath Supplies

Wooden Witch on Broomstick

  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Wire or string for the loop at the back to hang the wreath

Instructions

  1. Lay out all of your supplies
  2. Begin to glue the leaf garland and ribbon around the wreath
  3. Alternate which goes on top the garland then the ribbon
  4. Glue the sparkly pumpkins evenly around the wreath. Strategically place the witches.Witch Wreath detail

  5. Use the extra ribbon to create a bowHalloween Bow
  6. Puff the ribbon up and create fullness with the wire – pull it up so that the ribbon isn’t flat against the wreath.
  7. Put a loop of wire or string on the back of the wreath to hang it just in time for Halloween.
  8. Clean up the sparkles as they will be everywhere!

Halloween Wreath Purple and Orange

Happy Halloween! I would love to see your Halloween decor!

 

 

DIY Floral Wreath tutorial

DIY Floral Wreath for $15

This wreath is so easy to make, and cheap too!

DIY Floral Wreath

I was looking at my boring door and I realized I only had a Christmas wreath and I hadn’t done a DIY in a while. Depending on how much of a perfectionist you are, this wreath will take less than an hour to make.

I got my branch wreath form for $5 at Michael’s.  I bought the fake flowers at Dollarama so that they would be cheaper. You can find really fancy ones at craft stores like Michael’s but Dollarama actually has a huge collection.

Supplies

  • Branch wreath formBranch Wreath Form
  • assortment of fake flowers (in any colour scheme you wish)
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Wire or string for the loop at the back to hang the wreath

Instructions

  1. Break all of the flowers apart from their stems.
  2. Lay them out by colour and size.
    Fake Flowers
  3. Begin to glue the big flowers in the middle of the half of the wreath you are decorating.
  4. Glue the flowers close together and fill the space by gluing leaves between them.
    In Progress Spring Wreath
  5. Keep gluing flowers and alternating colours until you reach your desired look.
  6. Put a loop of wire or string on the back of the wreath to hang it.
  7. Hang the wreath and admire how happy this wreath makes your door look.

DIY Floral Wreath

DIY Christmas Ball Wreath

DIY Christmas Ball Wreath

I love those sparkly Christmas ball wreaths! But I could never find one in the right colour. So if the perfect wreath doesn’t exist; you DIY it!

After a trip to Dollarama; I had the needed supplies to get started. You can also do this after Christmas with nicer on SALE ornaments!

Supplies

Wreath Supplies

  • Plastic/Styrofoam Christmas ornaments in varying sizes (I used approximately 50)
  • strong wire or a wire hanger
  • glue gun
  • ribbon to hang wreath

Instructions

  1. Decide on a colour scheme when you buy the ornaments
  2. Work wire into a circle; the size is up to you.
  3. String larger ornaments onto wire via the ornament holes
  4. Glue the ornaments together as you go and bend into a circleChristmas-Wreath-in-progress
  5. Glue smaller ornaments into the spaces between the larger ornaments
  6. Keep stringing the ornaments and filling in the gaps until you reach a desired size.
  7. Tie a ribbon to the back of the wreath to hang on door.

DIY Red Christmas Wreath

After I hung my multi-coloured wreath on my door; my neighbour requested one; so I made her a classic version.

DIY Christmas Wreath

Voila! Now you have a customized Christmas wreath to adorn your front door.