To say I’m a crafty person is not quite accurate. I’ve always loved the idea of DIY, but definitely struggle with it at times. I usually think I want to make something and it ends very quickly when I get frustrated trying to buy or find materials and then don’t have enough patience to actually put said project together. However, this project was different. I saw a photo of these gold ringed wreaths and immediately knew I had to recreate them. There is no experience needed to make these beautiful holiday wreaths. If I can do it, you can too!
I did a one stop shop and bought everything at JoAnns, but all of these items can be found at any craft store. (tip: most hobby stores have coupons on their websites, especially during the holidays)
• 3 Gold rings of varying sizes – I did small, medium, and large. These are found by the leather making goods (I still have not figured out why)
• String to hang your wreath, I used twine
• Greenery: I bought a large strand of fake greenery and dropped some of my holiday essential oils on it but real would obviously be best. I also thought it would be super cute to hang a mistletoe in one of the wreaths.
• Hot Glue Gun. I got a small, cheap one for $2.99. You will want to have it to secure the twine.
• A crystal or stone
• 4-5 larger beads
• A stick. I used bamboo I found in the flower section, but you could truly use anything!
I made two different versions of this wreath using all of the materials listed above. Get creative and make them your own. I would love to see what modifications you come up with!
Beaded Wreath Tutorial
1 // Start with your largest gold ring and tie a long piece of twine in a knot at the top. I added five beads (there’s no rhyme or reason to this, add what you like or what fits your style!) and simply knot the twine at the bottom of the beads and put a drop of hot glue to secure them.
2 // Next grab a smaller ring and another long piece of twine. Do a loop knot where you simply pull the string through itself, see photo. This is how you will hang your wreath.
3 // Connect the two rings with hot glue, like I said I’m not fancy at all so don’t judge these hot glue guns skills. At the bottom of the beads and the top of the smaller ring glue them together. Loop your long string up and through the back of the large wreath, this is how you will hang your ring.
4 // Lastly, attach the greenery or mistletoe. I used my hot glue again on the back of the greenery and you can’t see a drop of glue! I’m telling you that thing is magic.
Here’s the final product:
Crystal Wreath Tutorial
1 // Start with making the hanging yarn piece first. I used a bamboo stick and ten pieces of yarn. I didn’t measure the yarn I just made them extra long and cut them on an angle. There’s no wrong answer, do what fits your style.
2 // Tie all knots so they’re facing the same way, as pictured below. Attach the bamboo stick to your ring with you guessed it, hot glue. You only need a drop, don’t go crazy. After I attached the bamboo to the ring, I cut the yarn.
3 // Next attach your crystal. Start with the twine and a drop of hot glue on the back of the crystal. I thought it would be cute to loop the twine around the crystal a little bit but you can do whatever you want.
4 // Once you have the crystal hanging at your desired length, tie the twine in a knot at the top. You will need to loop it again at this point so you have a way to hang your wreath.
5 // Lastly, attach some greenery. I liked the effect of doing opposite sides of the ring but again do whatever you like. And, yes, you guessed it. I used more hot glue.
Here’s the final look:
I worked on these at my boyfriend’s coffee shop and I got so many compliments on them. I hope you have as much fun making them as I did! These would make a great homemade gift or grab some girlfriends, spike some eggnog and have a DIY night! The possibilities are truly endless.
What are your favorite DIY holiday gifts or decor?
CAT GOLDEN started Nine Lives Health and Wellness to help others feel like the absolute best version of themselves. She has a background in pediatric nursing and now does her wellness business full time. She does this through working with individuals and groups conducting weight loss programs, help with athletic performance, increased energy and mindset training. She has been a fitness enthusiast for the last decade and believes that where focus goes energy flows. Focus on gratitude and moving your body and watch how your life can change! (You can also see posts from Cat under The Resource Girls)