It's the most wonderful time of the year...and the busiest time of the year! Sometimes when decorating for the holidays, it's easy to forget the small details. This simple and affordable craft adds a sparkly touch to your holiday dinner party, and the best part is that you can finish them in less than an hour. These glitter wreaths will keep the kids busy and the chunky glitter is easy to clean up. So let's get started!
- Thin chipboard
- Chunky glitter
- Mini bells
- Mod Podge Glue
- Hot glue gun
- Paint brush
- Paper plate
Start this craft by tracing an outline around the mouth of the your cup.
Use your scissors to cut AROUND the traced line in a wave-like form. It's alright if your cuts are a little uneven because these imperfections give your wreath a more authentic shape. To cut out the center, you may need to use a box cutter to make a small hole. Then begin to cut in the same wave-like form on the inside of the wreath so that your finished cuts appear like the shapes below.
Now it's time to break out the Mod Podge! I used the gloss Mod Podge, but it really doesn't matter because the adhesive will be covered with glitter. Use a paint brush to cover the chipboard with a full amount of adhesive. Because we're using chunky glitter, you want to make sure that you're using a generous amount of adhesive to ensure that the glitter sticks. For easy clean-up, use a simple paper plate to avoid stains on your furniture.
We opted to use the Recollections brand chunky glitter in gold, though there are many kinds of chunky glitter in all sorts of colors and shapes. You could opt to use red hearts or vibrant blue, depending on the decor of your home or the theme of your party.
Begin pouring glitter over the chipboard, until it fully covers all of the adhesive. Allow each wreath to dry for at least 15 minutes.
As you make each wreath, fold your plate in half and pour remaining glitter off of the plate and back into your glitter bottle. If you don't have a paper plate, you can do the same thing with a piece of scrapbook paper.
Now let's make the lovely bow and bell! Begin by cutting a 12" piece of ribbon and loop the ribbon through the top hole on the bell.
From there, fold your ribbon behind the bell. Our special bow-making technique? Don't overthink it. Just tie your ribbon the same way you'd tie your shoes!
Use your scissors to cut a "V" shape at the edge of your ribbon. Be sure your scissors are sharp, otherwise your edges will become frayed.
Finally, use a dab of hot glue to adhere the ribbon & bell to the top of each wreath.
Now the last step is very easy...place these festive glitter wreaths on each place setting for your dinner party! Your party guests will love these beautiful additions, and when you're finished using them for your party, you can decorate with them or you can add them as finishing touches for your Christmas gifts.
Thanks for taking some time to check out this post and please let us know what you think! Happy Holidays, Sparkers!