Holiday DIY: Metallic Garland Wreath With Lights

DIY Metallic Garland Wreath I have to admit that out of all the Christmas decorations, wreaths have never been my thing. Growing up my Mom would spend hundred of dollars to have Christmas wreaths custom made. They were always  very elaborate. They’d have dried fruit or frosted (If you’re from the South you know what I mean by frosted)  evergreens hanging from them, but I was never impressed. Although, recently I’ve seen a few tutorials floating around the web (aka Pinterest) for these metallic garland wreaths and I fell in love. I just had to give one a shot. I hope you’re as into it as I am!

DIY Metallic Garland Wreath MATERIALSMaterials: Lights, Garland, Pipe Insulation

DIY Metallic Garland Wreath TAPEPipe insulation is an alternative to the wreath form. If you can’t make it to your local craft store to pick up a form, skip (yes honey skip!) on over to the hardware store and pick up about 4 feet of pipe insulation.  Circle up the pipe insulation and use duct tape to connect the two ends.

DIY Metallic Garland Wreath LIGHTS

Wrap the strand of lights around the insulation. It’s important to wrap the lights first so that we can hide the wire with the garland. I used a piece of duct tape to secure the strand.

I really wanted hot pink mini lights but they didn’t have any at my Target. #Fail Please send your girl a tweet if you know where I can find some pink lights!!!

DIY Metallic Garland Wreath GarlandWrap the garland around the insulation being sure to cover the wires of the lights.

DIY Metallic Garland Wreath FULLSo fabulous!!!

DIY Metallic Garland Wreath All of the lights

And it looks good all lite up at night. #AllOfTheLights

Happy Holidays my loves! xoxo

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11 responses

  1. Great Wreath idea, thank you for sharing. I have an idea how you can achieve hot pink lights: Use Plaid’s glass paint (in hot pink) and paint those darling little lights. I’ve done this in aqua for a peacock wreath a few years ago, and the finished product holds up well, and worth the time it took to color each light. Leave the lights on the string, and hang the string do that it doesn’t touch anything, over a drop cloth. Now you can color the lights without them sticking to anything. You can also paint the cord/ string to blend in with your color scheme. Good luck and have fun.

    The Greater the Doubt, the Greater the Awakening. Albert Einstein

    December 1, 2012 at 10:17 pm

  2. Aw this is so pretty, i love the lights idea!

    December 1, 2012 at 10:42 pm

  3. OMG, this DIY is so so cool and simple to do! I think I’ll do this one this year! Thank you so much for sharing! XOXO,
    P&F

    December 2, 2012 at 11:44 am

  4. What a lovely idea! We just have one wreath that comes out every year – I think its older than me! This would be nice for indoors :)

    December 2, 2012 at 12:22 pm

  5. wonderful wonderful wonderful
    I’m gonna do this for my room such a WONDERFUL idea!!

    https://smecompilation.wordpress.com/

    December 2, 2012 at 1:04 pm

  6. Very pretty!!

    December 2, 2012 at 2:45 pm

  7. Nolan Thomas

    How did you secure the garland?

    December 4, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    • When I started teh garland wrap I ties it in a knot then started wrapping. When I finished I just tucked the end under one of the loops and it’s stayed. However, my suggestion is to use a dab of glue or maybe some tape to secure the ends!

      December 4, 2012 at 2:33 pm

  8. nuriagarch

    Reblogged this on Bela Lua.

    December 5, 2012 at 8:19 am

  9. Love this! Very Simple, Yet Cute!

    December 12, 2012 at 3:44 pm

  10. Pingback: Tinsel Garland Wreath DIY. | blue. white. striped.

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