This year I wanted to have a lighted Christmas wreath on my fireplace mantel. I happened to have a pre-lit artificial wreath that would do the trick but it looked way to plain when the lights were off. So, I hauled that baby to my craft room and after a quick stop to Joann’s, I made some quick and easy additions that made the wreath worthy of all day display.
Items used for decorated Christmas wreath:
- 2 gold leafy floral picks
- 1 bird’s nest with eggs
- 1 monogram Christmas ornament
- 3 pine cones
- hot glue
- E6000 craft glue
- tin snips
- two strips of burlap about 2 inches by 24 inches
- I positioned where I wanted the bird’s nest to be. I then covered the stick that it was attached to, with E600o craft glue, and inserted it into the wreath.
- The two leafy floral picks and several stems of leaves in one pick. From one of the bundles, I cut three individual stems with a tin snip. The wire was very heavy so it took a little be of work.
- I covered the ends of each of these stems with glue and then inserted them into the wreath around the bird nest area.
- For more bulk on that right side of the wreath, I also added three pine cones by simply hot gluing them in place.
- The smaller bundle of gold leaves, which had some stems cut off, I inserted at the bottom of the wreath with E6000 glue and the other bundle was inserted at the top of the wreath.
- Since I love burlap, I tied a strip around the ends of each leaf bundle.
- Finally, I hung the monogram ornament from the center of the wreath!
I like a natural rustic style but anything can look festive with glittery gold or white sparkle!
When I saw these monogram Christmas ornaments, I knew that I would have to incorporate one into my wreath somehow! Simply hanging it from the center is super easy.
And here is the wreath all finished and on my mantel: