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2020 DIY Christmas Decor: Rose Gold Bow and Wreath

December 6, 2020

If you know me, you know Christmas is my favorite time of year. Watching Christmas movies in my fuzzy socks along with hot cocoa and some cookies by the fireplace is my idea of a perfect, cold Winter evening. I absolutely love looking at lights, putting up a Christmas tree, and decorating for the season. However, Christmas decorations can get pretty expensive. When I started looking for decor for my room, I found it pretty difficult to find rose gold decor that would match my everyday decor. I wanted to start my decorating with a classic Christmas wreath, but I have seen some for up $100, so there was no doubt that I was going to be DIYing one. I had decided to go for a lit, rose gold themed wreath. However, you can customize your wreath in whatever way you'd like.

Wreath Bow

When I was looking for a giant bow to go on my Christmas wreath, I struggled to find one in the right color, so I decided to make my own. All you'll need for this is wired ribbon in the color of your choice, glue, and wire. My ribbon was two and a half inches wide. For wire, I just cut a piece of the ribbon and slid the wire out to use that.

Steps:

  1. Cut out 2 pieces of ribbon 20 inches in length, 2 pieces of ribbon 16 inches in length, and 1 piece 5 1/2 inches in length, so you have 5 strips of ribbon total.
  2. Glue all of the strips except for 1 of the 20-inch pieces into individual loops. You should end up with four loops and a 20- inch strip of ribbon.
  3. Layer the pieces with the longest loop in the back horizontally, and the shorter loops crossing in front as shown below.
  4. Pinch the center and add the smallest loop in the middle, pinching it as well. Secure with wire.
  5. Pinch the center of your 20-inch strip of ribbon and attach it to the bow with more wire. Cut the tail as desired and you're finished!

Christmas Wreath

Now that I have a bow, I can start the actual wreath. You can use whatever decorations you'd like, in whatever color scheme matches your decor, but I kept mine fairly simple.

Materials:

Steps:

  1. I started off by stringing my fairy lights around the wreath, leaving an empty section for my bow. I tied the bow to the wreath using the same ribbon I used to make the bow.
  2. Next, I used ornament hooks to hang my mini ornaments on the wreath.
  3. Last, I broke the berry stem into much smaller pieces and stuck them into the wreath.
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