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First, thank you so much for the tree love yesterday. It means the world to me! I was very pleased with how the tree turned out and even more pleased that you love it as much as I do. Now, welcome back to the 12 Days of Christmas! Can you believe it’s already Day 5?
As you may have guessed from the title, I decided to make a wreath to match my tree. Check out my Gradient Rainbow Christmas Wreath!
So today, I’m going to quickly take you through how I put together this Gradient Rainbow Christmas Wreath.
I started off with this wreath. It took me some hunting to find the wreath I wanted. These days wreaths tend to look so fake and cheap. I stumbled upon one at Target and fell in love. I think a variety of pine needles in a wreath makes it look much more natural, so I knew this would be a winner.
I then gathered all off the extra ornaments I had from my tree, plus some new ones I had purchased. Again, I stuck with solid colors but mixed up the sizes and finishes.
I quickly laid out the color arrangement on the wreath. I had this amazing turquoise ribbon (which I found at Walmart), so I knew I wanted blue at the bottom. Since I was working with six colors in all, I just spaced them out evenly around the wreath.
I hot glued on one ornament of each color and then I just started filling in.
I randomly added ornaments of each color and continued to fill in until I thought it looked good. When you’re adding ornaments, don’t forget the inside and edges of the wreath. This helps to give it dimension and fullness.
After that, I whipped up a quick bow (I’m hoping to do a bow and wrapping tutorial one of these days. Stay tuned), attached it to the wreath, and hung it on my front door.
I have to admit the red door really makes it pop. It kind of reminds me of the wreath on BHG’s December issue.
Gradient Rainbow Christmas Wreath
I decided to use glass ornaments which I realize is a little risky given the fact that they’re outside. However, my porch is covered so I think they will be okay.
As you’ll notice below in today’s Quick Tip, I really like how this wreath ties together my indoor and outdoor decorations. Plus, it gives guests a little preview of what’s inside. Kinda fun!
I’m loving it! What do you think?
If you liked this wreath, be sure to check out my Gradient Rainbow Christmas Tree. Click here to check it out.
Greetings of the Season!
Michael – love both the colorful tree and wreath – OMG what a beeeutiful sight!!
Hi Michael, you don’t know me but I grew up in St. Mary’s. My husband and I live in North Carolina now, but we come back to the area for holidays and summer visits. We drive right past your house on our way to my parent’s home. This year as we drove past I caught a glimpse of your wreath. It looks even better in person than it does in the pictures! Great job! Anyhow, I just wanted to pop in and let you know that I loved the wreath and also let you know that it makes me proud to have someone from our little hometown make a name for himself in the great big world with your amazingly crafty blog. I really enjoy your writing and your design style is inspiring.
not sure If I’m doing this right but trying to let you know how much I LOVE this front door wreath…it is just beautiful and hopefully will try it myself….love your site…will keep up with it.
You did it right Connie! Thanks so much for your sweet comments!