Bow Christmas Wreath

Post by Haeley of Design Improvised
DIY Bow Christmas WreathThe holiday ideas keep coming on Design Improvised this week! Did you catch the DIY snow globesred and aqua Christmas mantelglittery vase, and tree chock-full of Snow & Graham paper ornaments? If not, check them out! On tap for today is a DIY bow Christmas wreath that takes only 30 minutes and $15 or so to make. Talk about my kind of project – little money and time invested for big impact.

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A quick project deserves a quick post – there is not too much to this tutorial! Here’s what you need:

Supplies for Bow Christmas Wreath

  • Wreath form (I used a 14″ straw wreath that I got for $4. You could also use a styrofoam wreath)
  • Lots of cheap bows (I used 3 packages of 30 bows at $2.50 each (90 bows total) for my 14″ wreath)
  • Hot glue

I particularly liked these bows because they were a little different than the traditional shiny metallic bows. The matte finish and range of colors and bow styles in the package caught my eye. I think the key to making this wreath not look too uniform is to use a variety of colors, styles and sizes of bows.

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How to Make a Bow Christmas Wreath

It is so simple, there are hardly any steps to lay out. All you do is peel the backing off the bow and stick to the wreath form. You can add a little dab of hot glue for extra hold. I actually kept the plastic wrap on my wreath form, thinking the bows would stick better to it than the straw. For most of the bows, I just stuck them on and then added hot glue as needed to keep select bows in place.

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Keep going until you’ve covered the entire wreath form, making sure to cover the sides of the wreath as well.

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And that’s it! If you don’t have a wreath on your door yet, this one is for you! It really only took about 30 minutes to make – a great project to do while catching up on your favorite show. 😉

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Post by Haeley of Design Improvised

  • Leah

    this wreath is AWESOME!

  • Jane

    This is such a great idea! So simple, yet I love the awesome results!
    – Jane @