Every year I find myself in awe of all the amazing Christmas wreaths and decorations filling the stores. So many beautiful color schemes and designs to choose from. But it can get a bit pricey if you’re replacing decorations every year.
So this year, I decided to get a little bit crafty and try a DIY Christmas wreath. Something that could be both beautiful and inexpensive. I found some inspiration on Pinterest as usual with a variety of candy cane wreaths and decided to create my own version.
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- 18-22 Candy canes
- 1 jumbo decorative ribbon (for centerpiece)
- 5-6′ ribbon
- Hot glue
- Accessories (optional)
How I created my candy cane wreath
First I gathered all my materials and arranged the candy canes to envision the desired wreath pattern.Once I had the size and shape in mind, I began working in pairs gluing each candy cane back-to-back, curvy end facing out and secured them with a colorful green embellished ribbon.
Next, I glued each pair to another pair, curvy ends facing inwards to make a heart-shape.
As you glue each pair to each other, you’ll start to create the wreath pattern. Glue the bottom ends to each other as well. If they don’t stick (like in my case) you can cut out some foam or cardboard and glue it to the bottom center area of each candy candy to keep sturdy.
Then top with whatever embellishment you desire — I used a colorful holiday-themed ribbon.
Because my candy canes were of slightly different sizes, I ended up with a gap — which I used to my advantage and left open to add some Christmas words of hope.
There are so many ways to get creative with this – and you can switch up the words of inspiration as you please!
Ana, a mom to three rambunctious little boys, has supported thousands of women throughout their pregnancy and motherhood journey since 2012 as a prenatal and postpartum educator at MommysBundle.com.