Hey Deco Family! Me again, Becca from www.drivingmissmacey.com. I’m bringing you another DIY today, and I could not be more excited!! This one has all my favorite elements of a DIY: 1) A very small supplies list, 2) most of which you already have laying around your house, and 3) takes very little skill to accomplish! Sounds pretty good, right? ;)
Drum roll, please. Today I’m going to show you how to create some beautiful, festive color on your Winter 2021 wreath just in time for the holidays!
Here are the supplies you’ll need:
-winter 2021 wreath
-oranges (I used three large ones)
-hot glue gun/hot glue
-baking sheet & drying rack
-ribbon of choice (optional)
Start by preheating the oven to 250 degrees. Slice your orange thin, about a cm in thickness. Mmm, that citrus smell is so good! Lay them on a drying rack, then place the drying rack on a baking sheet. Place in the oven for three hours. Flip the slices every hour. Easy right? After three hours, you have the most beautiful dried orange slices. I love getting the kids involved in this, they love watching the oranges transform!
The next step is to hot glue these beautiful oranges to your wreath! Luckily, thanks to Decocrated, we have an amazing base to start with! The winter wreath is so gorgeous as-is (I especially love the flocked look), but I loved the idea of adding a pop of color. Simply play around with where the dried orange slices work best and then hot glue them in place. I like them layered a bit but you can place them where ever you think they look best! It’s helpful to play around with them a little before you glue them down.
Once the wreath is dry, take a step back and see if everything feels balanced. I felt like mine needed a little something else so I added a black and white plaid ribbon - I love the way it turned out!
This wreath project would make such a special housewarming gift, don’t you think? I can see this on a front door, in an entryway, near your dining table, or in your kitchen. It really was perfect in its original state but I’m obsessed with how this project turned out. You can’t beat a festive pop of color, it really warms the wreath up! You could also snag blood oranges if you want a deeper red-ish color! The possibilities are endless!
Let us know if you try this DIY! We’d love to see how you incorporate it into your home, too!
About the Author
Becca is in her early 30’s and lives just outside Seattle with her husband, whom she met on Tinder (crazy right!?), and her two kids Macey and Harrison. Life is pretty full with two young kids but in her “free time” Becca loves a good mani-pedi, a hike with her family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, or a day-date to bubble tea with her daughter. You can find her on Instagram here: www.Instagram.com/drivingmissmacey or her blog: www.drivingmissmacey.com.