Tinsel will forever be a holiday classic – in my book anyway! You can easily whip up this tinsel wreath in 30 minutes or less. It adds some fun vintage Christmas charm to holiday decor!
Anytime you want a cute, super easy holiday wreath to make, tinsel is the way to go.
I was recently inspired by one of my friends, Ashley, after she made the tinsel wreath you see below.
She purchased a wreath at Goodwill and re-worked it to make this beauty.
Retro Christmas Wreath
Luckily, Goodwill is overflowing with wreaths and tinsel at the moment! All I had to do was make a trip to my local Goodwill to find a very ugly, but still useful, wreath and a lot of tinsel.
It’s so circa 1990, right? But it was just $1. All I had to do was pull the rags out of the wreath. Some were held in with pins, others just shoved in there.
I was a little worried at first that some the straw might poke through. Luckily though, I was wrong.
Enter lots and lots of and lots of tinsel. Ashley had already warned me it would take more than I thought it would. She was right. All I did was hot glue one edge of tinsel to the wreath and start wrapping it around.
After I made it around the whole wreath, I filled in some not-so-fluffy spots with more tinsel, just hot-gluing it on.
So I’m going to admit I have this thing for vintage Santas. I love the small ones with velvet suits and round bellies. I have a few of these lying around that I’ve picked up at thrift stores, so I put one in the center of the wreath. I just dug out a little hole in the straw and hot glued that bad boy in.
I love the contrast of the red Santa suit against the silver tinsel. I may add some ornaments or some red ribbon to hang it with, but I also just really love it like this.
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If you want to come back to this tinsel wreath later, just pin the image below!
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