DIY gold hoop Christmas wreath
Greenery is one of the best parts of holiday decor. It can make any winter space feel lively and cozy. I love adding a festive wreath to my door for a welcoming entry, but this is actually the first year I've used wreaths as decor inside.
You may have seen a few modern gold hoop wreaths around — Target has a big hoop wreath with red berry pine — they are a little more minimal and modern that traditional wreaths that are filled out with greenery all the way around. I had some gorgeous pieces of foliage left over from my Chic Holiday Tablescape, so I decided to grab some gold wire hoops and DIY my own wreaths to match.
You can absolutely use fresh floral elements for this wreath — in fact, it would be MUCH easier than creating an entire wreath — but I would use a more classic floral technique with floral tape and wire to create your arrangement vs my hot glue method that I used for my faux floral pieces.
Let's dive in so I can show you how easy these wreaths are to make, and don't forget to pin this post for later.
First, I got my hot glue gun heating up, Then I decided what mix of floral pieces I wanted for each wreath. The small and large hoop got evergreen, mauve cynara stems which almost look like pinecones, gold berry stems, and the white ranunculus spray flowers. The mid-sized hoop got pinecone stems and the mistletoe.
I separated some of the floral stems into single pieces which would be easier to wrap and arrange than the entire floral pick.
Start gluing & twisting the florals onto the bottom of the hoop. I started with the evergreen for the smaller and larger hoops and just twisted the metal wire around the hoop at the bottom, adding glue to secure. Glue the first pieces to the hoop — the following pieces can be secured to the pieces before them. You'll want to use very small dots of glue so that your wreath doesn't become a hot glue mess with glue visible between your floral elements.
I added elements one-by-one twisting and gluing them closer towards the middle. Each element took multiple dots of glue to secure it to the shape I wanted. Once in the middle, I attached a larger element to cover the twisted / glued pieces — like a flower, pinecone, or leaf.
I went for an asymmetrical feel, with larger and smaller elements still balancing out both sides, but you can totally do a more symmetrical wreath if that's more your style.
Make sure all pieces are secured in place, adding little dots of glue where needed. Once the glue has cooled, hang your wreath up! I used small nails and staggered mine up the entryway wall with the smallest on top down to the larges at the bottom.
These would be perfect for a stair wall or a space where there is a lot of height.
pro tip: Work from largest to smallest elements when building your wreath — this helps you achieve balance and makes sure everything fits.
These wreaths can be hung vertically, side by side, or staggered like in my entryway. You could even use some gold wire to attach them together in a snowman-like shape and hang them on your front door. If you make this DIY, I would love to see the floral combo + display you chose! Send me a pick via DM or use #NeverSkipBrunch if you share on social.
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