Arrive home and be welcomed by a beautiful gold Christmas wreath hanging on your front door. This DIY holiday wreath is all bold and sparkly and will make any space feel more festive! The tutorial easily comes together with an evergreen wreath base and lots of golden ornaments.
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DIY gold Christmas wreath
I always feel extra crafty when the holiday season rolls around, and one of my favorite craft projects is a DIY wreath. I created this red berry wreath for my door and found myself wanting a little something for my mantle to feel festive, too.
And that’s what inspired me to make this gold Christmas wreath. It’s bold and glitzy and will add extra sparkle to your holiday decor. I’ll show you exactly how you can make one for yourself as well!
Creating your own wreath to decorate your home makes the holidays more memorable. It’s a fun way to spend a chilly afternoon, and you end up with a gorgeous decor piece.
I hope you enjoy this tutorial on how to make a gold Christmas wreath. Some of our other holiday wreath ideas are this white Christmas wreath, felt holiday wreath, and this DIY embroidery hoop wreath from my friend Lydi Out Loud.
Materials & supplies
So, what do you need for this gold door wreath? Let’s take a closer look at our list of materials. You can order most of them online or get them at craft stores.
- Wreath base: I bought an evergreen wreath for this project. Evergreen holiday wreaths are easy to find at stores like Home Depot, Trader Joe’s, or Lowe’s. You could also use an artificial wreath if you’d like to last your wreath for years to come.
- Ornaments: Use a mix of gold ornaments in different sizes, shapes, and finishes. Depending on how big your wreath base is will change how many decorations you end up needing.
- Foliage: I chose gold-painted mistletoe and copper-colored ginkgo branches. Adding greenery is optional, but I think a few snips of greenery make a basic holiday wreath feel a lot more luxurious. It’s amazing what a few shimmery accents can do!
- Fine wire to tie the ornaments to the wreath.
- Ribbon or string to hang the wreath.
- to cut the wire.
- to adhere the ornaments.
- for cutting the ribbon.
How to make a gold Christmas wreath
Thanks to lots of gold embellishments, this wreath is so luxurious and elegant. Creating a wreath might seem complicated, but I’ve laid out the process into easy-to-follow steps:
Step 1: Before you start
- : Since mine is a live evergreen wreath that will expire at some point, I decided to wire the more expensive ornaments onto my wreath. That way, I can take them off and use them again.
- : Hot glue will hold up better and is a great choice when you’re working with an artificial wreath. I glued the small, cheap ornaments to my wreath because it’s easier and quicker.
Step 2: Inset foliage
- Trim the stems of mistletoe and ginkgo to 2 in – 3 in / 5 cm – 8 cm long pieces.
- Working your way around the wreath, insert the foliage throughout.
- Tuck the greenery under the evergreen until it feels secure, or adhere the leaves with a drop of hot glue.
Step 3: Add largest decorations
- Select your largest ornaments and space them out evenly on your wreath.
- Use 3 decorations for a small wreath, 5 for a medium-sized wreath, and 7 for a large holiday wreath.
- You can either hot glue them in place or thread a piece of wire through the hanger and tie them to the wreath.
Step 4: Fill the wreath with small ornaments
- Fill up the space between the large ornaments with smaller decorations. Keep the ornaments almost flush to the base and nestle them between the evergreen.
- If necessary, remove any glue strings.
Step 5: Hang your gold Christmas wreath
Hang the holiday wreath as is, or use ribbon or a string to hang it from a doorframe or mantle.
Tips for a beautiful gold holiday wreath
To make this the prettiest gold Christmas wreath, have a look at these helpful tips!
- Work in uneven numbers. Odd numbers are more appealing than even-numbered groupings. As you can see in the tutorial, I divided the wreath into five sections by adding 5 large ornaments first.
- Use a variety of ornaments of different sizes and textures. Whenever I create monochromatic arrangements, I try to incorporate a wide variety of finishes and shapes. Use matt, polished, frosted, and glittery holiday ornaments.
- Add foliage. You may not notice it at first, but the greenery sets the scene for the ornaments and makes the wreath extra special.
- Include copper accents. Combine gold with other metallics to up the visual appeal. I included copper ginkgo leaves and a few copper baubles.
- Load the wreath with decorations. More is more when it comes to traditional Christmas wreaths. So don’t hold back and pack the wreath with embellishments.
Hanging a gold holiday wreath
- Windows and doors: You can never go wrong with a beautiful homemade Christmas wreath on your door or before a window.
- Walls and mantle: Hanging the homemade wreath atop your mantle or on a wall will spread instant holiday cheer throughout your home.
- Tabletop: Another idea is to use the wreath as a table decoration. Put a candle in the middle, and you have a gorgeous holiday centerpiece.
Gold wreath variations
Gold pairs beautifully with almost any color. Try the following ideas:
- Silver and gold Christmas wreath: The different metallics work together to create depth and the most gorgeous shimmer effect.
- White and gold Christmas wreaths: Gold and white is an ethereal combination. Snowy elements would pair perfectly with the gilded embellishments.
- Black and gold Christmas wreath: Mix gold decorations with black accents for a moody holiday wreath.
- Red and gold Christmas wreath: This is a combo of traditional holiday colors.
- Green and gold Christmas wreath: Gold and green look fresh and modern yet elegant.
- Blue and gold Christmas wreath: A rich dark blue or deep purple perfectly highlights the warm golden color.
- Pink and gold Christmas wreath: Mix pink and gold if you like your holiday wreath less formal.
How to store a DIY Christmas wreath
- Live wreath: Dissemble the wreath by removing the decorations and composting the plant materials.
- Artificial wreath: Pack the wreath in bubble wrap or tissue paper and tuck it away in a large cardboard or plastic wreath storage box.