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DIY Christmas wreath

December 7, 2015

homemade wreath

hanging wreath

This year is the first time in over 10 years that I’m going to have a Christmas tree in the house. Since moving out of my parent’s home it’s been ages since I’ve decorated for the festive season, so I’m really amped to be filling our house with a tree and all sorts of pretty cheerful things.

There is just something about this time of year that makes me extra happy and I’m so excited to start some new family traditions with Nina James and Shane.

I love Christmas wreaths, they’re all over Pinterest and every time I see one I wish it was hanging in my house. So in this post I’m going to make  D.I.Y. Christmas wreath from scratch and I’m going to show you step by step how you can make your own, if you like.

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I love green wreaths but I have decided to put an extra spin on mine and add some Lindt chocolate and a bunch of lucky ponies, for fun. If any of you make one of these I’d love to see the end result so drop me a mail.

Materials:

1. LINDOR Milk Chocolate Truffles

2. 40cm sponge wreath (which I got from a local florist)

3. Florist wire which I got from there too

4. Clippers

5. Foliage and berries or whatever greenery you feel like using

6. Plastic animals

flowers

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lindt balls

plastic horses

Directions:

1. Soak your sponge wreath face down in a tub of water for about an hour.

2. Assemble the wreath by taking pieces of cut foliage and pinning them into your sponge frame using the florists wire. I cut 7 cm long pieces and then bent them in half to form little u-shaped pins. *Make sure that the bottom piece of each cut foliage is pushed into the sponge so that it gets some nourishment.

3. Continue layering pieces in the same direction and don’t worry exposed wire will get covered as you go. You can cover them by using small leafy stems that can be pushed directly into the sponge without the use of wire. Follow the natural curve of the branches and you should be just fine.

4. When you have come all the way around and filled in the gaps with smaller pieces of foliage, start placing the Lindor truffles around the wreath, you can use the wire or a glue gun to put them in place.

5. Get out your plastic animals. I made slightly longer u-shaped wire pins to attach these guys and I only needed one per horse, same with the Lindt balls.

6. Find the perfect spot to hang your wreath, somewhere where the sun won’t melt your truffles and where you can have easy access to them. I hung mine above our bed – midnight snacking here I come.

8. Enjoy.

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89 Comments

  • Reply Jodi-Ann December 7, 2015 at 6:19 am

    There are 8 Lindt balls on your wreath. Looks gorgeous and yum! #lindt12days

    • Reply angie December 7, 2015 at 12:21 pm

      Thanks so much πŸ™‚

    • Reply Kyla Steenveld December 7, 2015 at 4:49 pm

      Let’s go with 8!!! Yay! Hoping for a Christmas miracle πŸ™‚

  • Reply Nadine December 7, 2015 at 6:49 am

    8 amazingly delicious truffles. Love your DIY!! πŸ™‚ merry xmas to you and your family and thank you for this lovely giveaway to us chocoholics hahaha! πŸ™‚ #Lindt #Win #Xmas

    • Reply angie December 7, 2015 at 12:21 pm

      I loved making this, I think I need to do more D.I.Y- ing!
      Merry Christmas to you and your family too πŸ™‚

  • Reply beverley cindy naidoo December 7, 2015 at 6:49 am

    There are 8 yummy lindt balls. #Lindt12Days

  • Reply Lisa Nel December 7, 2015 at 7:01 am

    8 Lindt balls of deliciousness that wouldn’t make it on to the wreath if it was in my house. #Lindt12Days

  • Reply Rebecca Houston December 7, 2015 at 7:03 am

    12 delicious milk chocolate Lindt truffles for 12 days of Christmas. @LindtSA #Lindt12Days

  • Reply Lorraine December 7, 2015 at 7:20 am

    8 balls. #Lindt12Days tagged Romona L Moonsay/ @rln6

  • Reply Susann December 7, 2015 at 7:24 am

    8 Lindt balls on your wreath #Lindt12Days

  • Reply Candice Mc December 7, 2015 at 7:38 am

    8 Balls πŸ™‚

  • Reply Lira Reddi December 7, 2015 at 7:54 am

    I spy with my not so little eye, 8 Lindt Balls on that festive wreath πŸ‘€πŸŽ„πŸ˜ #LindtSA

  • Reply ragmat baron December 7, 2015 at 8:01 am

    8 balls #lindt12days

  • Reply Adele December 7, 2015 at 8:05 am

    What a clever idea!! Love it! You used 8 Lindt balls #Lindt12Days

  • Reply Lynnith Andreou December 7, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Hey there, you used 8 lindt truffle balls! And I love the horses!

    • Reply angie December 7, 2015 at 12:20 pm

      I love them too! I’d love to make a whole wreath out of them πŸ™‚

  • Reply Cirsten van den heuvel December 7, 2015 at 8:10 am

    8 lindt balls were used #lindt12days

  • Reply stephanie videira December 7, 2015 at 8:12 am

    you used 8 yummy Lindt balls @LindtChocolateSA #Lindt12Days

  • Reply Wendy December 7, 2015 at 8:15 am

    There are 8 Lindt balls on your gorgeous wreath πŸ™‚ #lindt12days

  • Reply Ashleigh December 7, 2015 at 8:16 am

    You use 8 Lindt Balls #Lindt12Days

  • Reply Lene December 7, 2015 at 8:25 am

    I see 8! #lindt12days

  • Reply Ruby Gill December 7, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Eight ❀️ #Lindt12Days

  • Reply Nicolette Nunes December 7, 2015 at 8:50 am

    8 #Lindt12Days

  • Reply Lynn botha December 7, 2015 at 8:52 am

    8 πŸ˜‰ and 5 on the side

  • Reply Samkelisiwe Mhlongo December 7, 2015 at 8:59 am

    There are 8 Lindt balls #Lindt12Days

  • Reply Jodi December 7, 2015 at 9:01 am

    8 truffles!!!

  • Reply Jackie K December 7, 2015 at 9:06 am

    8

  • Reply lynn December 7, 2015 at 9:07 am

    8 #Lindt12Days

  • Reply Sharleen December 7, 2015 at 9:12 am

    8 truffles #Lindt12Days

  • Reply Liezl Veiga December 7, 2015 at 9:27 am

    I spot 8 lindt balls in there….if that wreath were in my house there’d be none within the first hour πŸ™‚

  • Reply Megs Hartwig December 7, 2015 at 9:47 am

    I see 8 Lindt balls πŸ˜‰ #lindt12days

  • Reply Laura December 7, 2015 at 9:51 am

    I spot 8! πŸ™‚ Your wreath is beautiful.

    • Reply angie December 7, 2015 at 12:18 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  • Reply Andrea Liss December 7, 2015 at 9:51 am

    8ish….

  • Reply Yonel December 7, 2015 at 9:56 am

    8 !

  • Reply Ally December 7, 2015 at 10:03 am

    I count 8!

  • Reply Victoria December 7, 2015 at 10:23 am

    There are 8 delicious lindt balls. #Lindt12Days

  • Reply Abigail December 7, 2015 at 10:25 am

    I count 8 lindt balls in the wreath. There wouldn’t have been any if I had made that πŸ˜‰

    • Reply angie December 7, 2015 at 12:19 pm

      Hahaa ja I started with a lot more balls! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Rumbarani Naidoo December 7, 2015 at 10:39 am

    8 Lindt balls were used.. #lindt12days

  • Reply Catherine December 7, 2015 at 10:45 am

    8

  • Reply Nikki (@JellyBeanie4) December 7, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    8!

  • Reply Lauren December 7, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    There are 8 delicious Lindt truffles in your beautiful wreath! ❀️

    #Lindt12Days @LindtchocolateSA @LindtSA

  • Reply camilla Owen-Jones December 7, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    13 lindt balls @miss_luckypony: @LindtSA #Lindt12Days

  • Reply kimberlee December 7, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    There are 8 lindt balls on this amazingly creative Christmas wreath. the sweet ponys add to it so well #lindt12days

  • Reply Lauren Dixon-Paver December 7, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    There are 8 Lindt ball truffles on your wreath! As a die-hard DIYer I’m definitely going to have to give this a go! Though I think I’d struggle to resist the temptation to eat the chocolate before making the wreath!

    • Reply angie December 7, 2015 at 1:45 pm

      Please send em a pic if you do land up making one.
      PS: there were way more Lindt balls when I first started πŸ™‚

  • Reply Gina Kuhlmann December 7, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    8 of my fave red Lindors. #lindt12days

  • Reply Rentia December 7, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    8

  • Reply Lauren December 7, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    8 Lindt Truffles #Lindt12Days

  • Reply Samantha Pillay December 7, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    8 Lindt truffle balls, yum!

  • Reply rehana seedat December 7, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    There are 8 lindt ball truffles #Lindt12Days

  • Reply Michelle Barnett December 7, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    There are 12 Lindt ball truffles #Lindt12Days @LindtSA

  • Reply Shantel Govender December 7, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    @LindtSA #Lindt12Days There is 8 Lindt Truffles Balls

  • Reply Bianca December 7, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    12 Lindt balls πŸ™‚

    @LindtChocolateSA #Lindt12Days

  • Reply Roxanne Chutthergoon December 7, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    8 delicious truffles!

  • Reply Roxanne Chutthergoon December 7, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    #Lindt12Days 8 Delicious truffles πŸ™‚

  • Reply Carmen!!!!! December 7, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    You used 8 Lindt truffles!!! πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’œπŸ’—β€πŸ’›
    *Wipes drool off screen *πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸŽ…

  • Reply sam December 7, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    8 balls of goodness πŸ™‚ I want to make one too now!

  • Reply adiam December 7, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    I see 8 truffles on the wreath. #lindt12days

  • Reply Lisa December 7, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    I see eight, and would to win if I am not too late, but is this a trick question and is there more or less than eight, eek eek…Ok 8 Lindt truffles πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kerryn Jones December 7, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    This is so pretty πŸŽ„ There are 8 Lindt balls on your wreath. #lindt12days

  • Reply Losh Kisten December 7, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    hmm 8 is too obvious perhaps 10 …# guessing for the numbers of years, you hadn’t put one up..I will go 20 double for luck…awesome chocolatey wreath #love it

  • Reply Saarah December 7, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    You used 8 balls!

  • Reply Cornell Botha December 7, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    You used 8 for the wreath and 5 for decoration! πŸ™‚

  • Reply jay December 7, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    8Xyum #Lindt12Days

  • Reply Fahaad December 7, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    8 truffles in the wreath

  • Reply Amy December 7, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    8 lindt balls! It looks lovely.

  • Reply Michelle December 7, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    #Lindt12Days, following, tweeted , liked and shared..Wouldn’t mind sharing with my amazing bff Lukas. There is 8 on the wreath and 5 on the side.

  • Reply Helna December 7, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    8 amazingly deliciously creamy Lindt truffle balls. Nomnom!

  • Reply leandi september December 7, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Sweet 8!!!! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Phyllis feinstein December 7, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    Definitely 8 balls inside

  • Reply Jaclyn December 7, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    8 Lindt balls #Lindt12Days πŸ™‚

  • Reply Emma December 7, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    I don’t know if you can enter if you live in Durbs but I have to give it a go – it’s Lindt! πŸ˜€ There are 8 Lindt balls in your wreath, yum. #lindt12days

  • Reply Sarah Halse December 7, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    8! Plus another whole box for tasting, tasting is fundamental in chocolate wreath making.

  • Reply Elle H (@Ellelicious_) December 7, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    8 yummy Lindt balls #Lindt12days

  • Reply aileen December 7, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    Oeh oeh! 8 Lindt balls in the wreath. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Cathy Badenhorst December 7, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    8 Lindt balls used #Lindt12Days

  • Reply Paula Jacobs December 7, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    8 Lindt balls πŸ™‚ #Lindt12days Love this comp!

  • Reply Daniela Cardoso December 7, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    8 Lindt balls used #Lindt12Days

  • Reply Shakira khan December 8, 2015 at 12:05 am

    8 delicious lindt Lindor

  • Reply Zaakirah Rossier December 8, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    There are 8 delicious @LindtSA balls @miss_luckypony #Lindt12Days 🍫

  • Reply Anita Steenkamp December 8, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    I See 8 Lindt truffles #Lindt12Days

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