DIY Crystal Wreath

Create this beautiful wreath using crystals this season to adorn your mantel, door or window and make a statement! It is super easy to make and creates a glowing effect.

DIY Crystal Wreath

What you need

2 lengths of large-and-small crystal garland
3 lengths of all-large crystal garland
Wire cutters
Extruded Styrofoam wreath form
Bank pins
Ribbon



Instructions

Cut apart garlands with wire cutters.

Attach a crystal to wreath form by pressing a bank pin through each hole.

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Repeat, placing crystals as close together as you can and using smaller ones on top to fill in gaps. (Don’t worry if they are not all flush — this creates dimension.)

If you plan to hang wreath against a wall or door, leave back side uncovered. If hanging in a window, cover entire form with crystals.

Tie ribbon around wreath.

All done!

Reprinted with permission from Martha Stewart Living December Edition. Photos by Matthew Williams. Courtesy of Martha Stewart Living. Copyright © 2013.

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Comments

  1. It is BEAUTIFUL!!!

  2. this is beautiful. Would make a great centerpiece for table, but I am wondering if it would be to heavy to hang as a wreath?

    • If you supported it by hanging with a widely spaced ribbon to take the weight equally, it might not be too heavy.

      But I think I love your idea of a centerpiece even more!! Sit it on a crystal charger, throw in some rice seed lights–beautiful! Would even work for a wedding!!

  3. phyllis wetzel says:

    i looked and looked for crystal garland but never found it. so i checked the price of crystal beads and whoo! i would have to insure the wreath. so i covered the styrofoam with glue and used a crystal dust or powder, looks great and only half an hour to make.

    • Phyllis, I just googled it and got hundreds of hits for crystal garland, this is just an example:

      Hand Strung Crystal Garlands 6′ – Save On Crafts
      http://www.save-on-crafts.com/crystalgarland.html‎
      10.00 SALE PRICE! . Crystal Garlands 6 foot long $10 each / 6 for $9 each. Looks just like a glass crystal garland. Crystal is 3/4″ wide.. 72” long the …

    • Beautiful project! How about using glass beads from the dollar store that are used in fish tanks and flower arrangements. Just glue them on though I would probably wrap the wreath with some strips of fabric first since hot glue adheres better to fabric. It would be beautiful with the green glass beads. I might do this today!!!

  4. This is so beautiful and truly a labor of love. Will I be able to spend the time to do it? I guess we’ll see since I’m going to. I’ll be turning 80 in a couple days I hope I live long enough to finish it.

  5. It’s gorgeous, but when I first saw it, I thought it was crystal beads! As in glass beads, since I am a beader!! I thought, wow that is going to be expensive to make one big enough to hang on a door!! LOL Not sure I would have time to do it for this year, but am sure going to save it for next!! I might even make some small ones to include in my craft booth next year.

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