Today I have a sweet little Christmas craft to share with you. I made these little DIY miniature Christmas wreaths last year, and they looked so inviting on our Christmas table.
If you wanted to, you could personalise some tags with your guests’ names to make an extra-welcoming place setting. I chose to make my tags with assorted Christmas greetings – you’ll find the free printable I created at the end of the post. All you have to do is print and cut them out.
The best part is that this little DIY was super simple to make, and one year later, the wreaths are still in perfect condition!
Here’s how you can make your own DIY miniature Christmas wreaths. While I used Australian sources, I’ve also linked to Amazon suppliers for each product so you can easily source what you need, wherever you are in the world.
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DIY miniature Christmas wreaths
- A spray of artificial foliage with small leaves (mine came from the Australian craft store Spotlight)
- Florist’s paper-wrapped stem wire (Spotlight)
- Glue gun – low temp to avoid burns
- Small wire cutters
- Miniature clothes pegs
- Printable tags (you can download them here)
Start by finding a small bowl that is the size you wish to make your wreath. I put mine on the dinner plate I would be using so I could gauge the size. Then wrap the stem wire around the bowl.
Twist the ends together so they lie reasonably flat.
Separate your foliage into smaller stems. (Most artificial plants will just pull apart into smaller segments. You could also cut little sprays off if needed.)
Apply a couple of dabs of hot glue to the wire circle, and press your foliage into place so it follows the curve. I used a little blob of glue for the base of the stem, and another blob about halfway along where it curves. Don’t glue down the tip yet. Hold the stem into place until the glue cools and grabs. It only takes a second or two.
Repeat with the remaining foliage sprays, overlapping a little each time.
Finally, go back around and add another dot of glue to hold the tips in place – just here and there where it is needed to create a nice rounded shape.
What a cute little wreath!
Lastly, print your tags, cut them out and attach to each wreath with a miniature clothes peg.
Then set your table, and enjoy!
I hope you enjoyed this simple little DIY! If you want to see more photos of this table setting and surrounding decor, you’ll find them in my Christmas home tour from last year.
You can see my current Christmas home tour here – it’s quite different this time, with a fresh coastal colour scheme of indigo and gold.
Liked this? You may also like my DIY mercury glass tutorial.
Stay tuned for some more fun Christmas projects coming up on the blog!
Wishing you a house full of sunshine.