As soon as the weather turns cold and I know winter is right around the corner, I start scouring Anthropologie’s website for their new holiday items! I love the unique and colorful pieces they put out each season, but sometimes my wallet is not so happy with the price tag of some of these cute items that I add to my cart. As my grandma used to say when she found something she liked while shopping, “How much is cute?” 😛 I’m a wreath lover and when I saw Anthro’s Snowy Village Wreath, I had to have it! The almost $200 price tag though, eek! I definitely couldn’t spend that on a wreath, so I made a plan to DIY one inspired by Anthropologie’s that I would love just as much! 🙂
DIY Holiday Village Wreath – Supplies You’ll Need:
- Flocked Wreath (I used this wreath from Michaels that had the lights already in it and it was on sale for 50% off at the time!)
- Fairy Lights (If not already in the wreath)
- 6 Mini Houses (I used Mini House Christmas ornaments I found at Target)
- Acrylic Paints (I purchased all of the paints from Dollar Tree and spent only $5 on all 4 paints, woohoo!)
- Small Paint Brush
- Hot Glue Gun
- Hot Glue Sticks
- Small Bottle Brush Trees (I found a few different packs of small trees in different colors in the Target dollar aisle)
- Pillow Stuffing (I got this bag at Walmart for about $5)
DIY Holiday Village Wreath – How to Make:
No. 1 – Arrange the branches of your wreath to make sure they are all fluffed and forming a neat circle. Gently bend any branches to make sure none are sticking out in crazy directions.
No. 2 – Prepare your paint and decide which colors you would like to paint each of the houses. I decided to keep the color scheme that Anthropologie used, but make the paint colors more vibrant. I added white to my aqua blue, coral pink, and mustard yellow paints to tone them down just a bit. I painted two houses of each color then let them dry completely. Be creative and choose any colors you want, that’s the fun in DIYing is to personalize it to you 🙂
No. 3 – Place your wreath on a flat table and lay out how you would like your houses and bottle brush trees arranged. Once you have your little village arranged how you like, heat your hot glue gun and start gluing the individual pieces to the wreath. Allow the glue to dry completely.
No. 4 – Time to add some snow! Take some of the pillow stuffing and gently pull it apart so it is in small pieces. Place some hot glue on the front of your houses and stick the small pieces of stuffing on to look like snow is covering the bases of the houses and trees. Allow to dry completely.
No. 5 – If your wreath does not have lights already woven throughout it, then you can carefully weave in your strings of fairy lights. Most fairy lights are battery powered and the battery pack can be easily tucked into the back of the wreath, so it won’t be seen.
No. 6 – Hang up your beautiful wreath and show off your gorgeous Anthropologie inspired creation! 🙂
This Anthropologie inspired Holiday Village Wreath is a unique and festive statement piece that you can display all winter long! In total I spent only $60 to create this project (I had the hot glue gun/sticks and paintbrush already, and didn’t need the fairy lights) and had a lot of fun making it! I’ll still be scrolling Anthropologie’s website, looking through all of their cute and unique finds, and getting some inspiration for another DIY project soon! 😉
I hope you liked my Holiday Village Wreath and try making it to enjoy in your home for winter! Let me know in the comments below if you tried this project! 🙂