I love being creative all year round, but you gotta admit there is something quite magical about Christmas crafts. So when Wilko invited me to be part of their Influencer Network and take part in their DIY Wreath Campaign I knew it was something I wanted to be involved in. The task was to create a unique door decoration to match your personal style which sounded like a fun challenge. Bring on the baubles!
At the weekend, I went all Supermarket Sweep in the Christmas aisle of my local Wilko and filled my basket with everything I needed to make my wreath. The colour theme I went for was from their Midnight Magic range; a modern and glamorous approach to Christmas featuring rich plum tones, midnight blues, pitch black and gold metallics. I picked up a mix of baubles, feathers and stars – it was all so pretty!
This was my first attempt at wreath making so I basically had no idea what I was doing. You can choose from a few different styles of Wilko DIY wreaths such as their Wire Wreath and Traditional Wreath, I opted for the Wicker Wreath as it looked like it was up to the job of holding all my baubles.
I picked up two boxes of Midnight Magic Mixed Baubles (50 per box) as well as a few packs of Mini Baubles (silver, blue and pink). Once you are the proud owner of 136 shiny new baubles, anything is possible!
I love these glittery purple peacock feathers – the Midnight Magic range is gorgeous!
I also overloaded my basket with pretty purple stars, gold stars and silver stars. These are such a bargain at only £1 each and right now all Wilko Christmas Decorations are on 3 for 2, so it would be rude not to make the most of this generous festive offer. You can never have too many glittery stars at Christmas, right?!
Now for the real magic… here is how to stick the baubles to the wreath.
You know you are in for a serious crafting session when it involves proper wire cutting tools.
Don’t forget the wire! I brought a few packs of Hobby Wire which is especially designed for wreath making.
Attaching the baubles to the wreath is really easy. Firstly I cut off the bauble string. Next, simply loop the wire through the twigs, add the bauble then twist the wire together to keep it in place. It doesn’t even have to be especially neat, as the wire is never seen. It looks like the baubles are there by magic.
Work you way around the wreath and watch your Christmas creation come alive.
I nearly used the full two boxes, so 100 baubles for this project is plenty.
For the finishing touches, I added in a few mini baubles in the gaps, then attached the feathers and stars.
And there we go! The finished DIY Bauble Wreath using Wilko’s Midnight Magic Christmas decorations! The cool thing about bauble wreaths is that you can easily personalize it with your favourite colours, the creative potential is endless! So a big thank you for Wilko for this awesome opportunity, it was such a fun project to get involved with. Have you made a DIY bauble wreath before? What colour theme would you choose? Let me know in the comments – I’d love to hear from you!
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