If you like sparkly, vintage Christmas decor as much as the next girl you're going to want one of these in every room of your house! Like most of my favorite ideas, this one came from a desire for something new on my wall so I looked through my supplies on hand and suddenly I had something pretty to hang!
Here's what you'll need to make your own: Straw or foam wreath (standard sized is easiest), one pack of tinsel in your favorite color (mine was thrifted but was originally from Wal-Mart), vintage bulbs (6 per flower=30 bulbs total), white or green floral wire, ribbon to hang your wreath.
Wrap your tinsel around your wreath by starting in one spot and wrapping over the beginning of your strand twice before moving around the rest of your wreath. As you wrap to the right, fold the tinsel to the left to get your tinsel string close to the last loop of tinsel string. A tighter wrap will give you a wreath that looks less handmade. Once you get to the end, either hot glue it or pull some tinsel off your string and carefully knot it.
Decide what colors of baubles you want. I've collected a fair amount of Shiny Brites over the years but you can use new baubles as well. For added security, glue the metal toppers onto the baubles. I skipped that step for lack of patience (and a short nap time to get it done in) and one fell off and broke. Lesson learned. You'll need six baubles per flower. String them onto your floral wire in alternating colors.
Gather your baubles in the center of your floral wire and twist the wire to bring your baubles as close together as possible without forcing things. Twist it three times. You've made your flower! Repeat for as many flowers as you'd like.
Next, place your flower on your wreath where you want it, wrap the floral wire around the wreath, and twist again three times. Trim the ends and press into the tinsel. I do suggest playing around with your flower placement before securing to the wreath too tightly in order to get them evenly spaced. Again, I learned the hard way.
Loop a ribbon around your wreath so that it's disguised by your baubles and find a place to hang it. It looks like you spent big money on it but that can be your little secret. It's a fun take on traditional elements that's sure to brighten the holidays. If you make your own floral bauble wreath I'd love to see it! Feel free to link back and share with everyone.