DIY Modern Christmas Wreath - Engineer Mommy
Nov 302015
 

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I love to decorate my house inside and outside for the various seasons and holidays. I have a pretty large collection of wreaths that I’ve made and collected over the years. You will pretty much find a wreath on my door 365 days of the year! Around Christmas time, I have a wreath on the front door, the side door, the back door and the fence door! Yes, I totally have a thing for wreaths! Today, I’m excited to share with you all a quick tutorial for making this Modern Christmas Wreath that looks totally fun and festive! I used some gorgeous Scotch® Brand supplies to put this wreath together and I’m so happy with how it turned out!

Here’s a sneak peek at the final product!

DIY Modern Christmas Wreath

DIY Modern Christmas Wreath

DIY Modern Christmas Wreath

Now are you ready to learn how to make one of these wreaths yourself?! Here are the steps to put together this DIY Modern Christmas Wreath!

Supplies:
Scotch® Expressions Glitter Green Tape
Scotch® Expressions Red Washi Tape
Scotch® Create Super Glue
pipe insulation, about 20″
hand saw
Scotch® Brand duct tape
2 wooden disc-shaped ornaments
small colorful ornaments
small jingle bells
festive decorative pick

DIY Modern Christmas Wreath: Supplies

DIY Modern Christmas Wreath: Supplies

Note: My tutorial below makes the wreath form from a piece of pipe insulation! Pipe insulation can be found at the home improvement store and for only a few dollars, you will have enough to make two wreath forms. In case you’ve never seen pipe insulation before, it looks just like a gray foam pool noodle. Also, in case you already have a foam wreath form or don’t want to make your own, simply start the directions below at Step 3! :)

Directions:

1. The first step is to cut the pipe insulation down to about a 20″ length using a small hand saw.

DIY Modern Christmas Wreath: Forming the Wreath Shape

DIY Modern Christmas Wreath: Forming the Wreath Shape


2. Then, using Scotch® Brand duct tape, curl the ends of the pipe insulation together and secure with the tape. It’s fine if it doesn’t look like a perfect circle right now- once all the accessories are added, it won’t be noticeable at all!
DIY Modern Christmas Wreath: Forming the Wreath Shape

DIY Modern Christmas Wreath: Forming the Wreath Shape


3. Now, take the Scotch® Expressions Glitter Green Tape and start wrapping it around the wreath form. Continue until the whole wreath is covered and attempt to overlap each revolution just a little bit. I used three rolls of the tape of cover the wreath. I love how well the tape bonded to the wreath! By the way, there were so many gorgeous colors of the Scotch® Expressions Glitter tape at Walmart. It was hard to pick just one or two from all the bright, vibrant colors. If you’d like to try this wreath project yourself, you can easily personalize the colors of the final wreath by using different Scotch® Expressions Glitter Tapes!
DIY Modern Christmas Wreath: Wrapping with the Green Glitter Tape

DIY Modern Christmas Wreath: Wrapping with the Green Glitter Tape


DIY Modern Christmas Wreath: Wrapping with the Green Glitter Tape

DIY Modern Christmas Wreath: Wrapping with the Green Glitter Tape


4. Now, take the Scotch® Expressions Red Washi Tape and start applying it to the disc-shaped wooden ornaments. Place the strips of tape horizontally across the ornaments, leaving some excess on either side. Try to vary the amount of overlap you create between the different strips of tape- this creates an interesting set of stripes! I am really loving these Scotch® Expressions tapes- they are so versatile and attractive! They can really spruce up everyday projects, transforming them into extraordinary creations! I have always had a love for washi tape (and I have accumulated quite a large collection of these tapes over the years), because they are such an easy, fun and impactful way to decorate any craft project!
DIY Modern Christmas Wreath: Covering the Wooden Ornaments with Red Washi Tape

DIY Modern Christmas Wreath: Covering the Wooden Ornaments with Red Washi Tape


5. Then, flip the ornament over and trim the excess tape all around the ornament. Repeat on the other ornament.
DIY Modern Christmas Wreath: Covering the Wooden Ornaments with Red Washi Tape

DIY Modern Christmas Wreath: Covering the Wooden Ornaments with Red Washi Tape


6. Next, I strung some of the small jingle bells and small colorful ornaments onto a small piece of red string.
DIY Modern Christmas Wreath: Collecting the Jingle Bells & Small Ornaments

DIY Modern Christmas Wreath: Collecting the Jingle Bells & Small Ornaments


7. Hang the string of ornaments on the wooden ornaments. Use the Scotch® Create Super Glue to attach the red wooden ornaments to the bottom of the wreath. I love this glue because it is fast-drying and has a non-clogging tip! Also, it is such a versatile crafting tool, as it bonds to wood, ceramic, plastic, leather, rubber, paper, metal and more! Whether you need a masking tape or a spray adhesive or something else entirely, you’ll likely find a Scotch® Brand product that will be up to the task!
DIY Modern Christmas Wreath: Attaching the Red Ornaments to the Wreath

DIY Modern Christmas Wreath: Attaching the Red Ornaments to the Wreath


DIY Modern Christmas Wreath: Attaching the Red Ornaments to the Wreath

DIY Modern Christmas Wreath: Attaching the Red Ornaments to the Wreath


8. Using the Scotch® Create Super Glue, I attached a festive silver decorative pick to the top of the wreath. I love how this glue has a really easy-to-use precision applicator tip. It created a fabulous bond so quickly! And that’s it- my wreath was done!
DIY Modern Christmas Wreath: Attaching a Silver Pick to the Top of the Wreath

DIY Modern Christmas Wreath: Attaching a Silver Pick to the Top of the Wreath


DIY Modern Christmas Wreath

DIY Modern Christmas Wreath


I simply hung it from a wreath hanger on my front door. I love the bright pop of glittery green color it adds to my front door! And it definitely has a very modern aesthetic, which totally works well with the rest of my home decor! Using the Scotch® Expressions Tapes and Scotch® Create Super Glue from Walmart, I was able to create this wreath both quickly and affordably!
DIY Modern Christmas Wreath

DIY Modern Christmas Wreath


DIY Modern Christmas Wreath

DIY Modern Christmas Wreath

If you’d like to pick up some of these Scotch® Expressions Tapes and Scotch® Create Super Glue, be sure to check the crafting or scrapbooking aisle at Walmart. I found both products near each other in the crafting aisle!

Finding Crafting Supplies at Walmart

Finding Crafting Supplies at Walmart


Now, check out all the gorgeous craft ideas using Scotch® Brand products here, and tell me: which craft would you make with the Scotch® Expressions Glitter Tapes / Washi Tapes?!







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 November 30, 2015  Posted by

37 Responses to “DIY Modern Christmas Wreath”

  1. I didn’t know that Scotch tape now do washi! This craft would be perfect for my daughter as it’s pretty mess free and she can do it with the minimum of supervision. AND, she is in love with anything sparkly.

    • EngineerMommy

      My 4 year old is definitely in love with anything sparkly, too! And yes, you have to check out all the washi tapes from Scotch® Brand- so many pretty colors!

  2. It was a really great idea to use sparkly glitter tape on the wreath! I’ve never seen that before. I love making wreaths for different occasions- babyshowers to holidays. They set the tone for the event or holiday before people even come through the door!

  3. I read your post and wish I was far more crafty than I am!! Your pics and steps make it look so super easy … but I still doubt I’d be confident to try! Scotch brand are fantastic who would’ve thought to use tape in such a way… can’t believe all the colours that are now available… as a kid we used to have to paint it or colour it in with textures to make it pretty.

  4. Wow! I am blown away about how much one can make with just Duke tape, some inspiration and time. I love the wreath it is a little different for my taste but I can see it be hung at some very creative art places around town.

  5. oh my gosh, the tape ornaments!!!! I thought they were painted! What a great idea. I like the idea of a wreath on the fence so maybe I’ll just tape one up like you did. really cute.

  6. Ahh foam! You’re smart! I didn’t use foam. I ended up making a white feather wreath last year, made all with feather boas. It turned out so soft and gorgeous looking (if I do say so myself lol). I love how yours came out too, so Christmasy and festive looking. I should try to make another one this year :)

  7. I’ve seen kids at elementary and middle schools using tape to decorate their binders and backpacks. I guess it’s a trendy craft item now. I think using the pipe to make a wreath is a really neat idea. I might try it and modify with some extra leaves or pine cones.

  8. I really like how this was done. I have no idea how to make a wreath at all, lol. I admire those who can do it, lol! This is very new to me, the materials used surprised me.. but I like the overall outcome on how it came to be and surprisingly enough, I find this easy to do, too!

  9. That wreath came out great! I Have never made my own before, but this looks like it’s easy enough for even me to make :)

  10. Wow this is definitely a very different type of wreath, I love it. Sometimes it’s good to think outside the box…very crafty.

  11. Such a cute project. My daughter enjoys decorating for the holiday. She’d love to make this.

  12. Such a cute Christmas craft! I think I’m going to get the stuff to make this over the weekend. Any excuse to look at the washi tape, right?

    • EngineerMommy

      I’m always happy to add more washi tape to my collection. There’s never enough washi tape in my household! :)

  13. What a festive wreath!! You are always so creative, I don’t know how you do it. I am definitely going to try this when we start decorating for Christmas. We wanted to decorate this past weekend, but family was still in town from Thanksgiving & we just ran out of time!

    • EngineerMommy

      Thanks Alex! I wanted to do more decorating last weekend but we also ran out of time. Hopefully this week we’ll find time!

  14. Oooh I love it! I love minimal designs nowadays and this is a good twist to the Christmas wreath. 😀 Thanks for the tutorial I’m gonna try this one out!

  15. Ok this is officially the most beautiful wreath I have seen today, thanks for sharing the step by step process I want to make something for my home too

  16. I am horrible with crafts, but this looks like one that I might actually be able to do. It came out looking great and looks so cute on your door. I will pick up my supplies soon and give it a shot!

  17. I like how easy and cute this wreath is. It’s very versatile and can be put up anywhere!

  18. Looks beautiful and relatively inexpensive to make. I once made an LA Kings wreath for my husband that cost $80 bucks in supplies. Ugh, at least it looks good in his man cave.

  19. Love how creative you can be with duck tape. This came out really nice. Pretty take on doing a modern design.

  20. You make it looks so easy and doable! 😀 I love hanging our Christmas wreath around this time of the year.

  21. I love how your wreath turned out! That glitter tape was the perfect choice! [client]

  22. Now that’s a great and fun project. You can also involve your children doing this decoration.

  23. This is much easier to do than other Christmas wreath. It would really be a great decoration in the house.

  24. That is such a clever idea! Who would have thought to use that tubing. So festive with a modern twist!

  25. I’ve always bought decorations. But this time, I would love to try a DIY project like this.

  26. Okay I’m not usually one for crafting, but that seems super simple. Actually it seems like a great project I could do with my kids too!

  27. This is an awesome idea for a DIY modern Christmas wreath. I so love the idea and the ornaments look so awesome with the tape over lapping like that. Thanks for sharing the brilliant idea.

  28. Well that did turn out really cute. I like it a lot!

  29. Simple, but so pretty and elegant!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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