A Gold and Glittery Christmas Wreath


In staying with my “The Most Sparkliest Christmas EVER” theme this year I decided to dip a (glittery) toe into the wreath making world. For some reason I am many rounds short of ever making a wreath in my life. It just never appealed to me UNTIL a wreath was pretty much the only way to add some curb appeal to my little apartment. Suddenly I wanted to make ALL the wreaths. Plus, my neighbors have some pretty impressive ones and I wanted to add to the festivity.

So after conferring with my wreath making connoisseur friend, pinning inspiration, and strolling through the aisles of Michaels (and the Christmas section in Wal-Mart), I hit upon my next creation: a gold and glittery wreath. Bingo. That’s just what I need on my door. All the glitter, all the time!

Gold Glitter Wreath | www.rhapsodyinrooms.com

All I need to make my glitter extravaganza wreath was a roll of 35 foot ribbon (plus a little more to hang) and a wreath form. I first thought I was going to use a foam wreath form but the circle just seemed too skinny for the wreath. So I actually went with the straw form (don’t unwrap it!) and it was perfect (and much cheaper).

Gold Glitter Wreath | www.rhapsodyinrooms.com

Now, I went real classy when making this wreath by using a good measure of duct tape. When all else fails, duct tape doesn’t (put that on a t-shirt, right?!).

To start the wreath, I taped the ribbon to the back of the wreath form. [You can also use wreath pins but I didn’t think to buy those in my naive wreath making.]

Then, tightly wrap the ribbon around the form, making sure you don’t see any of the wreath form underneath the ribbon. You will have to overlap quite a bit but that is ok. Just make sure to really tighten it every time you wind it to cut down on gapping.

Gold Glitter Wreath | www.rhapsodyinrooms.com

Once the wreath is completely covered, duct tape the ribbon on the back of the wreath.

Gold Glitter Wreath | www.rhapsodyinrooms.com

Finally, you need to make a bow. In full disclosure this is my first time making a bow and it is WAY harder than anticipated – especially with the ribbon I was using. It seems like ribbons with more bend and wire are easier to manipulate into bows. I based my bow loosely on this tutorial but honestly I cannot really tell you how I made it. After over an hour of wasted YouTube tutorial watching and crinkled ribbon, I said heck with it and just went rogue on my bow making. Four loops and a little duct tape later I had a bow.

Gold Glitter Wreath | www.rhapsodyinrooms.com

Gold Glitter Wreath | www.rhapsodyinrooms.com

However, since I see more wreaths in my future (hence more bow making) I pledge to learn how to make a bow and share with you my findings.

Gold Glitter Wreath | www.rhapsodyinrooms.com

Lastly, use the same ribbon or a coordinating ribbon and loop it around your wreath to hang it. Secure it to the top of your door with – that’s right – duct tape.

Now isn’t this the classiest wreath making tutorial you just ever did read? Thought so!

Gold Glitter Wreath | www.rhapsodyinrooms.com

Gold Glitter Wreath | www.rhapsodyinrooms.com

Gold Glitter Wreath | www.rhapsodyinrooms.com

Now there, a glittery gold wreath! My only wish is that I could take a paint brush to that door and turn it into a fun color! But alas, not in this apartment building. Perhaps some outside of the box thinking is needed for me…


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