DIY Christmas Wreaths {5 Golden Rings}

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Hi! We’re Nat and Holly from My Sister’s Suitcase
We started blogging about a year ago and we are super excited to be here as Jamielyn’s guests today. {Also, I have a little secret… shhh…. today is Nat’s birthday!} Since I’m the big sister I can tell you guys, hehehe. I’d love it if you would find her on facebook or instagram and wish her a happy one :)
Okay, now I can show you guys what I came up with for my Christmas decor this year…. I drew my inspiration from a classic carol, “12 Days of Christmas.”
I like to switch out the decor for my huge chalkboard every holiday, and I thought it would be fun to make not one, but FIVE wreaths this time! I will be adding more vignettes and decorations throughout my home that depict the other 11 days of Christmas. Should be fun, right?
I love how these “gold rings” turned out! Each wreath is unique but they are all very festive. {And each one cost $5 or less to complete!}
Supplies used:
  • Gold spray paint
  • 10″ styrofoam wreath form {Target dollar spot}
  • 8″ grapevine wreaths {Dollar Tree}
  • Glitter mistletoe ornaments {Dollar Tree}
  • Gold pinecone ornaments {Dollar Tree}… I seriously went to this store 4 times in 3 days!
  • 6″ embroidery hoop
  • jingle bells {medium size}
  • 2 packages of clothespins
  • Glitter cardstock
  • Gold sequin fabric {from JoAnn’s – $3.00 for 1/2 yard with sale & coupon}
  • hot glue gun & glue
All of the wreaths are really simple to make, so I am just giving a quick photo tutorial for each one:
1. Clothespin wreath {$4}
Cut a 4″ circle out of the glitter cardstock, spray paint all the clothespins gold, then attach them around the edge of the cardstock. {I didn’t glue anything on this one!}
2. Mistletoe wreath {$5}
Spray paint the grapevine wreath, then attach mistletoe ornaments in a circle pattern with hot glue.
3. Sequined wreath {$5}
Cut your sequined material into strips – I counted 10 sequins wide for each strip. Then wrap and secure each strip of fabric with hot glue until the entire wreath is covered. This one is so simple, but it is my favorite!
4. Pinecone wreath {$4.50}
Spray paint the wreath gold, cut all the strings off the ornaments and then attach them with hot glue. Make sure the next pinecone in line is covering the ornament hanger thingy of the previous one, so there is one continuous loop of pinecones! Love this one too.
5. Jingle bell wreath {$4.50}
Okay, okay, this one might be my favorite! It was so easy! Take a 6″ embroidery hoop, spray paint it gold, then attach the jingle bells one at a time with hot glue. At the bottom of the hoop, glue on a sparkly gold bow ornament {I already had this on hand but they have them at the dollar store} to cover up the hardware.
I used a pretty beaded garland to string all of the wreaths together and hung them up on my chalkboard. I had to add the song lyrics just for fun!


 The best part about all of these wreaths is that you could make them on a larger scale and use them individually as your front door decoration or over a mantel. But I have to say, I’m liking them all together…



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Coleen Bassett

Hi, it’s me…Coleen! I grew up in northern California. I am the second of four children. I went to college at Chico State where I met and married the love of my life 10 years ago. We have two wonderful, amazing, loving children! I am a bit of a crazy bike rider/barefoot runner! My favorite past time is to go for a run…barefoot! I am passionate about design!! I have been an independent creative consultant for 6 years. Someday I will travel the world and speak 7 different languages. Life is so good!

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  1. Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon posted on November 5, 2012 at 4:54 pm (#

    Girls…adorable!!! Love this idea and each one is just precious!! Gotta hit the dollar store asap!!

  2. jamie@eighteen25 posted on November 5, 2012 at 5:07 pm (#

    i’m trying to decide what colors to decorate our house this year and you just made me change my mind again. i love the gold!

  3. Emily posted on November 5, 2012 at 5:10 pm (#

    Such a great idea!! I love it. This would be so cute on a mantel! :)

  4. Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy posted on November 5, 2012 at 6:14 pm (#

    Oh my goodness, how clever and cute. I LOVE the 5 golden rings!!! Great job Holly and Nat!!!

  5. Allie posted on November 5, 2012 at 7:51 pm (#

    This is just beautiful. I LOOOOVE it. the gold, the chalkboard, and the sweet song idea. perfect.

  6. Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke Photography posted on November 6, 2012 at 5:50 am (#

    Holly, I LOVE your 5 golden rings–what a fun idea! My fave is the jingle bell wreath (I have a thing for jingle bells). Can’t wait to see the other 12 days.

  7. Crystal posted on November 6, 2012 at 7:43 am (#

    So fun!!! I love it!! I’m not usually a fan of gold, but you sold me on it!!

  8. Ashley posted on November 6, 2012 at 12:16 pm (#

    Too cute girls! I love that middle one : )

  9. Magali posted on November 6, 2012 at 3:13 pm (#


  10. sheri4l posted on November 6, 2012 at 3:45 pm (#

    Such a cute and different way to show the 5 golden rings!

  11. Melissa M posted on November 6, 2012 at 5:07 pm (#

    So cute. Such a simple yet stunning grouping.

  12. Kelly posted on November 6, 2012 at 5:23 pm (#

    I’m sitting here humming the song now… {giggle}. Super cute idea, ladies (as usual)! Hugs.

  13. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen posted on November 6, 2012 at 8:56 pm (#

    I love the sequin one! It would also be cute to do tiny ones as tree ornaments!

  14. Eva Scott posted on November 12, 2012 at 6:56 pm (#

    These are so cute and so clever to use that song to make some decor!!