Tuesday, November 27, 2012

DIY Holiday Wreath

Last year, while I was out shopping, I came across an amazing wreath at Crate and Barrel. I absolutely fell in love with it, but the price made me reconsider our love affair. This year, I thought of it again with regret (it's no longer available), but I promised myself I would figure out how to get an inspired look for less. Thankfully, it turned out to be easier than I anticipated.

 
Crate and Barrel



What you'll need:
  • Wreath
  • Gold Glitter Spray Paint
  • Silver Glitter Spray Paint
  • Silver Spray Paint (metallic finish)
  • Berry Decorations (not sure what they're really called) 
  • Scissors 

Step 1:
Spray the wreath with the silver spray paint. No need to go overboard; we don't want the paint to drip.



Step 2:
Spray the wreath with a layer of silver (or go straight to gold if you'd prefer) glitter paint. The original wreath has some darker areas, so the goal is an uneven finish.

Step 3:
Spray the wreath with gold glitter paint. This will create or enhance darker areas and add a lot of dimension. You're going to have to "eye" the right amount of glitter in this step. Frankly, I don't think you can have too much with this wreath. Just keep the finish uneven, but cover up all of the green.

Step 4:
If any of the wreath decorations are not silver spray paint them with the silver paint. Be sure to cover them on all sides. After about 40 minutes they should feel somewhat dry. Follow-up with one or two layers (or other desired amount) of the gold glitter paint. Allow to dry completely.






Step 5:
Insert your wreath decorations evenly throughout your wreath.  



Step 6:
Hang your wreath and enjoy!







Wreath from Crate and Barrel: $50+                                   Wreath/Supplies from Michael's: $23.60

NOTE: If you want more of a champagne look, use two cans of the gold glitter spray paint instead of one of each.

Live Beautifully Tip:
Holiday decorations are so full of joy and sparkle, it's difficult not to find them infections. Still, nothing sparkles like your spirit when you're happy. Spend at least an hour a day immersing yourself in the things that make you happy. Your joy will spread to those around you faster than you know it!







3 comments:

  1. whoa - it's beautiful! To be honest, i like yours better! i'm bookmarking this for future reference, thank you!

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  2. I love it! I'm thinking about doing a DIY because the one mother in law did a few years ago is totally shot. Thanks for this tutorial! Visting from SITS.

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