DIY kitsch wreath

 

 

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December has arrived, and in a couple of weeks it will be Christmas! It doesn’t seem anything like a year, since the last one. Time has flown by very quickly, and in the new year, I will be telling myself to slow down a little and not to let life whizz by.

I remember this time last year; I made a DIY pom-pom wreath and ceramic & hama bead Christmas tree decorations. In fact, I love them so much that I’ve decided to put them up again this year. I’m using the same Christmas tree as before. It’s a white one and the coloured baubles look stunning against the pale branches. This year, however, I bought a selection of vintage style decorations, as I’m a huge fan of the kitsch trend. Every year, I buy a new bauble. It seems to have become a family tradition and my daughter Yasmin, loves choosing a new tree decoration. She also loves playing old Christmas song classics whilst decorating the tree!

I want to show you how to make a DIY kitsch wreath, which is so fun to make. To find out how to attach the coloured pom-poms, visit last year’s DIY Christmas wreath post.

DIY kitsch wreath

After you’ve made the pom-pom wreath, then it’s time to apply the kitsch accessories.

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To decorate your pom-pom wreath, choose a selection of dry flowers, butterflies, birds; even cute kitsch ornaments such as deer and miniature dolls.

Why not gather a variety of coloured items, some colours that are similar to the coloured pom-poms as well as other contrasting colours, to give your kitsch wreath the ‘WOW’ factor? I like the idea of making the kitsch items stand out.

 

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Next stage is to place the kitsch accessories around your wreath. Here I have positioned the butterfly at the top and the bird at the bottom, then added the flowers in the spaces between.

 

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Look how adorable the bird is! He’s sitting nicely on top of a bunch of super-soft pom-poms.

 

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The flowers and butterflies really do look pretty!

 

Here are a few extra kitsch style wreaths, for inspiration.

 

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All of the four examples were taken from Pinterest. You can find them on my Ho Ho Ho! board.

 

 

Emma Jayne x