This gorgeous DIY Poinsettia Wreath is easy to make, and hangs beautifully on your front door. Mix up the colours you choose to match your home decor – we've made ours in gleaming gold.
- 14 inch straw wreath
- 2 1/2 inch by 50 foot gold ribbon
- 5 gold poinsettia blooms
- glue sticks
- hot glue gun
Step 1: Leave the plastic wrap on the straw wreath to hold it together and to keep pieces of loose straw from sticking through the ribbon.
Step 2: Start wrapping the ribbon around the wreath. Wrap the ribbon over the end to secure it, then keep wrapping around the wreath. If the ribbon is thin/transparent, wrap it a second time around. When you’re finished wrapping, secure the end of the ribbon with a little spot of hot glue.
Step 3: Make a bow for your wreath by wrapping 5 or 6 loops of ribbon, 10 to 12 inches wide. Hold the loops securely in the center.
Step 4: Wrap a second 24 to 28 inch piece of ribbon around the center and fasten it in place with a little bit of glue to gather and hold the center together. Leave about a 10 inch tail on each end. Cut the tips of the tails at an angle.
Step 5: Use your fingers to separate the loops on each end of the bow to form the loops. Keep working the loops until they’re all separated and look full.
Step 6: Use the hot glue gun to glue the bow to the bottom front center of the wreath.
Step 7: Separate the poinsettia flowers. They should have a joint right behind the flower to separate them from the spray. If they don’t, separate them with a pair of wire cutters.
Step 8: To make the poinsettia fuller you can add a couple leaves from the spray to the back of the poinsettia blooms using the hot glue gun.
Step 9: Glue the poinsettias to the left hand side of the wreath just above the ribbon. Alternate the poinsettias back and forth so they’re in a cluster, not in a straight line.
Step 10: Add loops of ribbon between the poinsettia leaves to help fill in any bare spots. Secure the ribbon with the hot glue gun.
Step 11: Cut a 14 inch piece of ribbon and loop it around the top of the wreath and tie it securely to hang it on the wall.