Just Hannah Jane

A little while a go I spotted a video on Facebook showing how to make a light up Bauble Wreath using a pool noodle, I instantly fell in love with the idea but thought it might be a little too big for our small house. A friend, very wisely suggested making a smaller version of it- why I didn’t think of this myself I don’t know but I am very grateful for her idea.

Initially I was going to downsize the wreath by using one pool noodle, instead of two, however after struggling for a few days to find one (wrong season to be looking I think) I decided on using a polystyrene wreath base which are currently available in pretty much every craft shop I have visited.

This little DIY Christmas Bauble Wreath is probably one of the easiest but most effective DIY decorations I have attempted, I am super pleased with how its turned out and have received lots of compliments on how wonderful it looks.

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What you’re going to need:

  • A Polystyrene Wreath Base (or a pool noodle or two).
  • Baubles in your colour choice (I chose to go for smaller baubles but you could go bigger if using a larger polystyrene wreath or pool noodles).
  • A string of battery powered Christmas lights.
  • Garland of your choice.
  • A glue gun and plenty of glue sticks.

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To begin I simply picked a bauble and attached it to the polystyrene using the glue gun. I chose to work from the inside out, so I started by filling the centre and slowly worked out row by row. I didn’t really attempt a pattern but it would be pretty easy to achieve one if you prefer a more symmetrical look.

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Once I was happy with how ‘full’ the wreath was looking I set about attaching the lights. You’ll definitely want battery powered ones, this set was only £1.99 and very easy to get hold of. I roughly positioned the lights around the wreath before pushing the lights and wires between and around the baubles to hold it in place. I decided to not permanently attach the lights in case they ever need replacing but they could easily be stuck down with a blob or two of glue.

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Next, I grabbed my piece of Christmas garland, again this was super cheap at less than a pound and I had more than enough to go around. I chose to cut off each stem so I could spread it more evenly throughout the wreath, however you could just wrap the whole garland around it if you fancied. I glued each piece in between or just over baubles to disguise the wires and add some texture to the otherwise very smooth and round design. I was very careful not to get any glue on the wires because, like I said above, I want to keep the lights removable.

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I really love how versatile this wreath could be, I chose icy blues, whites and silvers to go with our current Christmas theme however you could easily pick any selection of colours. The colour of the lights could also make a dramatic change to the look and feel of your wreath, again I chose ice white for the ‘cooler’ effect but am actually quite tempted to see how warm white would look against it, especially as I have ended up using warm white throughout the rest of my decorating this year.

My Mum is just about to have a go at making one herself after seeing how quick and easy this was to make and how beautiful it looks hung on my lounge door. What do you think of the wreath, would you attempt to make one? Please do let me know if you have a go as I’d love to see your finished creations!

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28th November 2016

Hannah Jane

39 Comments

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    Thelma Booth

    25th November 2016

    Love it xxxx

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    swapna

    28th November 2016

    I’ve been at it too! With pool noodles and laces!

    Love it 🙂

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    Heather Keet

    12th December 2016

    I’m generally not a crafty person, but this looks like something I may have the skills to make! #bigpinklink

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    Jemma Anglesea

    12th December 2016

    Gorgeous! And my decorations are in that exact colour! I am not very crafty and will probably balls it up, so like the 33 year old child I am, I think I will get my mum to help me with this as she is awesome. #bigpinklink

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    Kirsten Toyne

    12th December 2016

    wow that looks really lovely and very professional. #bigpinklink

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    Baby Anon/Michelle G

    12th December 2016

    Wow! This is absolutely blooming brilliant! I wouldn’t ever think to have a go at making something like this, would just have bought one. How nice to have something so special that you’ve made yourself for the festive season #bigpinklink

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    Kirsty - winnettes

    12th December 2016

    Flippin’ heck that’s amazing! That is so effective and it’s so different from the ones you usually see! I love it!
    #BigPinkLink

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    Tabitha Siklos

    12th December 2016

    It looks awesome! It took me a while to work out what a pool noodle was but now I get it… (bit slow today). I have a wreath for this year but maybe next year if I’m feeling creative #bigpinklink

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    OddHogg

    12th December 2016

    This looks great! I was going to try something similar with pompoms this year but I didn’t find the time #bigpinklink

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    Lucy's Locket

    12th December 2016

    This is awesome! I’ve had my eye on a similar wreath for a couple of years now but I couldn’t justify spending the money – it was a lot. Yours is much nicer and MUCH cheaper! I might get myself some baubles in the sale and make one next year. Pool noodles are in season here (Australia)! #bigpinklink

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    Lucy's Locket

    12th December 2016

    This is awesome! I’ve had my eye on a similar wreath for a couple of years now but I couldn’t justify spending the money – it was a lot. Yours is much nicer and MUCH cheaper! I might get myself some baubles in the sale and make one next year. Pool noodles are in season here (Australia)! 🙂 #bigpinklink

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    Squirmy Popple

    12th December 2016

    Stunning! It looks really professional and I LOVE the lights. #bigpinklink

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    Mummy TamTam

    12th December 2016

    It looks sooo beautiful! Thank you for sharing! #bigpinklink

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    kristin mccarthy

    12th December 2016

    WOW this is really beautiful! Nice work mama

    #bigpinklink

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    Rhyming with Wine

    12th December 2016

    Wow that looks so professional! I’m feeling inspired. I bet the kids would love to help me make one of these. Thanks for sharing xx #bigpinklink

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    Alison (MadHouseMum)

    12th December 2016

    I love this! I always admire people’s wreaths and wonder how on earth they do it. I reckon that even I could follow your instructions and give it a go – you have inspired me 🙂 Alison x #AnythingGoes

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    Fancy

    12th December 2016

    Particularly nice! Thank you. #bigpinklink

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    Nursery Whines

    12th December 2016

    That looks really stylish, definitely a great idea. #bigpinklink

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    Kat

    12th December 2016

    Oh wow what a beautiful wreath! You make it look and sound so simple!#BigPinkLink

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    Cheryl @ Tea or Wine

    12th December 2016

    This looks amazing! But I’m not sure that I could be trusted to try it as I’m generally so rubbish at arts and crafts. Love the look though! #BigPinkLink x

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    justsayingmum

    12th December 2016

    Oh my word this is totally amazing! Wish I’d seen this and made one before I’d bought ours. You are super talented!! #BigPinkLink

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    Sonia

    12th December 2016

    So simple and looks incredible! Love the icy blues xx #bigpinklink

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    Lianne harris

    12th December 2016

    That wreath looks lovely! We don’t have wreaths at our home but my nan always had one on her door and it was always stunning! #bigpinklink

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    yvonne

    12th December 2016

    This looks so pretty – I love it! What a lovely addition to your christmas decor x #bigpinklink

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    Petite Words

    12th December 2016

    Ah this looks great, super festive and so simple. Thanks for the Christmas inspiration! #BigPinkLink

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    Brandi with Big Fit Fam

    13th December 2016

    This is so pretty! pinned and tweeted! #BigPinkLink

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    Tooting Mama

    13th December 2016

    What a stunning a wreath! Looks absolutely fabulous #BigPinkLink

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    Twin Pickle

    13th December 2016

    This is fab, what a great job! I didn’t even know you could get battery powered lights! #bigpinklink

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    Rainbows are too beautiful

    13th December 2016

    That looks beautiful!! #bigpinklink

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    Alana - Burnished Chaos

    13th December 2016

    Oh wow, this looks beautiful x
    #Bigpinklink

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    Mother Undercover

    13th December 2016

    I’m impressed! This is beyond my capabilities! I don’t think I’ll ever be the kind of person to own a glue gun, lol. I’m not the crafty type, but this does look fab! #bigpinklink

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    Josefine

    13th December 2016

    This is beautiful! I love getting crafty too, made a wreath this year too, but a evergreen one, however I might give this a go next year! I like the fact that it can be saved for the coming years xx #bigpinklink

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    Claire

    14th December 2016

    This looks absolutely incredible, I cannot believe how easy you make it sound! Things that look this gorgeous usually just aren’t possible at home! haha! #bigpinklink

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    Louise Pink Pear Bear

    14th December 2016

    Ooooh Hannah!! I LOVE it!! Well done you. How you find the time is amazing! Thanks for cohosting! #bigpinklink

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    Louise

    14th December 2016

    Wow, it looks brilliant! So much nicer to make one than buy it #bigpinklink

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    Wendy

    14th December 2016

    Wow I love it..what a great idea. It looks amazing xx #bigpinklink

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    Jenny-apply to face blog

    14th December 2016

    OMG thats seriously amazing!It looks gorg!Might think about doing it myself.#bigpinklink

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    Helena

    14th December 2016

    This is lovely. I’m seriously tempted to create one too. #bigpinklink

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    Crummy Mummy

    28th December 2016

    I’ve never heard of a pool noodle before – this looks great! #bigpinklink

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