Easy D.I.Y Tinsel Wreath

 by Theresa Rockabirdie - Publisher @DIY Your Day 

This wreath took me about 30 minutes! I bought all the supplies at the dollar store (except for the foam wreath, which I got at the craft store with a 40% off coupon), so this wreath cost me around $11.

Are you ready? Let’s get Christmas started!


  • 12” Styrofoam Wreath
  • (4) 9 foot Tinsel Garlands, you may need more or less depending on the thickness of the garland
  • Ribbon
  • Decor - Bells, Ornaments, Garlands, Faux Floral Stems, Stars, Bows, Toys, etc
  • Newspaper to protect your table




  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue
  • Matte Finishing Spray (Some of my decorations were covered in glitter that kept getting everywhere, so I sprayed them a few times to help seal it), Optional



Glue your tinsel garland to the back of the wreath. Wrap it tightly until it covers ¼ of the wreath. Glue the end to the back.

Repeat until your wreath is nice and full! You can add a ribbon to the top and stop here and have a wreath in 5 minutes.


But if you want to decorate it more, keep going!

Remove the plastic caps off of the ornaments.

Indent the foam where you’re going to glue an ornament, fill the space up with glue and press the ornament firmly into it until it no longer wiggles. Repeat for the remainder of the ornaments.



I wrapped my wreath with a rope garland. Glue it to the back of the wreath and wrap in between the ornaments and glue back at the top.


Measure out your ribbon for how long you’d like it to hang down. (I’ve cut a 24” piece of ribbon for mine).



Wrap the ribbon through the wreath and glue the ends together like a flat seam. I glued the ribbon to the back of my wreath so the star I glued to it would always be in the right place, but it’s not necessary for yours. I applied glue to the star in a few areas and pressed it to the ribbon carefully.


And your wreath is done! Be sure to keep it indoors so the rain doesn’t get to it.



Some cute combinations:

Use white tinsel and pink and blue ornaments and vintage plastic toys for a retro look.

Use a vibrant colored tinsel and an off center white poinsettia for a modern look

Hang jingle bells from the top of the wreath so they dangle in the middle

Use a smaller wreath form, wrap it in a white garland and fit a Santa Hat on top


Don't forget to take a picture of your wreath and share it with us!

Visit Therea's D.I.Y. wreath project from last year:

Evergreen Wreath Tutorial Surprise

Happy Crafting and Happy Holidays from all of us at Happy Hudson Valley!