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How To Make A Poinsettia Christmas Wreath Using Floral Picks
I used to make wreaths every season, long before I ever became a blogger. Many years ago I took a silk floral design class and made lots and lots arrangements for family members as well as my own home. I became the designated person to create cemetery arrangements in our family. You know those can be so expensive. As a matter of fact, store bought wreaths and flower arrangements can be very expensive which is why learning to make your own is a good frugal living trick. I’m happy to share my Poinsettia Christmas Wreath Tutorial with you so you can make your own.
There are only a few supplies needed to make our Poinsettia Christmas Wreath.
- 5 Poinsettia picks
- 5 Gold and Red Ball picks
- Ribbon for hanging
- 12 inch Wreath Form
- Spray paint
- Hot Glue Stick
- Hot Glue Gun
Begin by spray painting the wreath form and allow to completely dry.
Glue the Ribbon for hanging onto the wreath before adding the picks. Make this the top of your wreath which will help to determine placement of the picks.
Measure and cut the stems to fit your wreath form so they don’t poke out after being inserted into the wreath form. This is really a trial and error process with the first pick.
Before you begin adding your picks, place them around the wreath form to get a general idea of how you want them to look. I did this step in the store which helped me determine how many picks to purchase.
Begin adding the picks but do not hot glue them at this time.
I placed paper on my work surface to catch all the glitter falling from the picks. That made clean up easier. Bling can be a little messy you know!
Continue adding picks all the way around the wreath. I added the hot glue after I was satisfied with the placement of the picks. Just one small dab of glue is sufficient where each pick is inserted into the form.
Don’t be afraid to bend and shape floral picks. As long as you have a hot glue gun, you can fix anything that breaks.
You can easily have the wreath completed in under 30 minutes if you paint your wreath form the day before so it will be dry.
I found these gorgeous blingy poinsettia picks at one of my favorite craft stores, Hobby Lobby. The total cost of supplies used was about $25.
With proper care, you can continue to display your beautiful seasonal wreaths year after year. Do not store them in an outdoor building like storage sheds where they will be susceptible to rodents or wasps. I store mine by hanging them out of the way high on a closet wall. Then I cover it with a large plastic bag to protect it from dust.