Pearl Wreath Tutorial

In the early days of this blog, a little table top tree I made back in the winter of 2010 went “viral” on some new fangled site called Pinterest. That made this newbie blogger happy back then.  Since that time, my lovely 3 year old child mistook said tree for a “birthday hat”, and the tree is no longer with us.

That was a long time-out for the Monkey.

I still wanted those pretty pearls I spent a small fortune on as a part of my winter decorations, so the deceased table top tree reincarnated into another project.  Far above the reach of  Monkey’s curious hands.

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*wreath form

*ribbon

*massive amounts of hot glue

*scissors

& the secret weapon: Christmas pearl picks {buy in bulk at Michael’s…I use them a lot}

{I used roughly 20 picks to cover this wreath}

 

 

{I used the silver, white, and beaded  pearls, not pictured as these were the recycled pearls from my dead tree}

1.) Wrap and hot glue ribbon around wreath form.

2.) Cut pearls off the wire branches of the pick.  A tedious process, yes. Be careful with the wires.

3.) Flood ribbon with hot glue in small sections, and place pearls in circles, alternating the textures.

4.) Remove hot glue hairs.  Which are annoying.

5.) Behold!  Be the envy of your block.

 

Happy Holidays,

Nicolette

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Comments

  1. Jo-Anna says:

    Very very pretty! I love the colour scheme – so festive!

  2. jaime says:

    very cute! I’ll have to remember this when the picks go on clearance after Christmas.

    • Nicolette says:

      The day after Thanksgiving is the best time at Michael’s to get the picks because they have a 30% off coupon off SALE prices too. My Michael’s is almost dry of them {and it’s because I bought most of them…lol}

      Do share with me if you make one!

  3. Anita says:

    Your wreath is so pretty, Nicolette! Sorry about the tree, but stuff happens with small ones in the house, at least you are crafty and can make something beautiful out of the remains!

  4. LUCY says:

    sooooo pretty,elegant and oo-la-la….xo

  5. Jordan says:

    I absolutely love this! I love pearls first of all (I think it has something to do with me being a Cancer/Crab :D ), and I love how you reused them from a past craft. Awesome :)
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Holly K says:

    Just curious…is your wreath still holding up using hot glue gun or should I try it with E6000 glue as recommended with your tree? So pretty!! I love it!

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