This wreath may look traditional, but it has a little surprise…it lights up! But not in a cheezy way, I promise. Here’s how to make this super easy and quick Lighted Branch Winter Wreath!
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- Foam wreath form
- 2-inch ribbon
- Lighted branches (and required batteries)
- Faux greenery
- Pine cones
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Additional ribbon for hanging
Pin the end of the ribbon to the wreath form on the underside, and begin wrapping the ribbon evenly around it.
When you’ve covered about half of the wreath, lay the lighted branch along the wreath. Insert your batteries, and keep the battery pack off the wreath for now.
Tie the branch to the wreath form with twine. Then, cover up the the branches towards the part where the branches come together, i.e. at the “trunk”.
Gather the wire to the battery pack together and tie it in a bundle.
Then, place the bundle and the battery pack onto the back of the wreath form.
Wrap the ribbon around the battery pack, keeping the on/off switch exposed.
Keep wrapping until the whole wreath is covered, and secure with pins.
Here’s a first look at how the branches look, lighted up!
Now all that’s left to do is decorate and you can do so however you wish. I went traditional and used pinecones and faux greenery. So first I hot glued the sprigs so they overlapped the lighted branches.
Then I glued another sprig on the opposite side, and filled up the space in between with pinecones. These pinecones were pre-painted and glittered, which saved me some time.
All done! Just tie some ribbon up top for hanging. You can keep this wreath up all winter long, even past the holidays. Because I left the on/off switch for the branches exposed, I can easily access it when the sun goes down. They also make lighted branches with a timer, so if you get one of those, it’s even less fuss and it will turn on when you’re not at home.
Can’t decide if I should hang it in my entryway, on my tabletop wall hook, or on my door. Here it is with the lights dimmed, with the branches lit.
It looks nice on my door too. Decisions, decisions!
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