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DIY Rustic Reindeer Wreath

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Alyssa loves celebrating holidays and making fun crafts. She is a wife and mom who drinks a lot of coffee!


How to Make a Reindeer Wreath

Is there anything better than a hot cup of coffee and Christmas songs while you decorate the house? I don't think so, and while I'm not a big fan of cold weather, I am excited to decorate for the holidays! One of my favorite things to do is create new pieces with items I already have on hand. Not only does it breathe life into things that would normally be discarded, but it saves a lot of money!

This year I had my heart set on a Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer wreath. Using an old wire hanger, burlap, two sticks from my yard, and a giant red ornament, I was able to create a rustic wreath that is charming and adorable. You can easily create one, too! Just follow along with the steps below.

Materials needed.

Materials needed.

Materials Needed

  • Wire hanger
  • Burlap
  • Red ornament
  • Twine
  • 2 sticks from the yard
  • Ribbon
  • Floral wire
  • Hot glue gun

Steps 1–5: Create a Basic Burlap Wreath

1. Unwind your wire hanger and reshape into a circle.

2. Cut your burlap into wide strips. I used four strips, 4.5 inches wide by 46.5 inches long.

3. Starting at the corner of one strip, push the burlap onto the wire. Push the opposite side of the burlap onto the wire diagonally. Repeat this process for the entire length of the strip.

4. Continue threading your burlap onto the wire until the entire circle is covered.

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5. Secure the circle by wrapping your two ends over each other. I wrapped a piece of floral wire around to ensure it stays closed.

Steps 6–7: Add Antlers and a Nose

6. Figure out where you'd like your antlers to lay. Flip your wreath over and carefully hot glue them to the wire. I found it helpful to fold a piece of scrap burlap under the wire as I hot glued the branches. Allow the glue to dry. Then knot a piece of twine around the scrap piece of burlap, wire, and branch for added security.

7. Flip your wreath back to the front. Figure out where you'd like your nose to be. Attach it to your wreath using floral wire. Clip the excess and cover with the burlap.

Steps 8–10: Final Touches

8. Create a hook out of floral wire and attach it to the top of your wreath.

9. Make a bow out of your ribbon. Attach it to your wreath wherever you'd like.

10. Display your rustic reindeer wreath as part of your holiday décor.

© 2021 Alyssa