Do you love Christmas? I do. But even more than the big day, I get excited about all the DIY and crafting opportunities that come with it. There’s one Christmas craft I’ve been wanting to try for years and that is wreath making. There are already some amazing DIY wreaths out there so I wanted to create something a little different and I came up with the idea of these minimal DIY mini wreaths to use as cupcake toppers. I was so pleased with the result so be prepared for a ton of photos!
These DIY mini wreaths are easy to make and they look so pretty when perched on top of cupcakes. It’s a simple way of adding a festive twist to shop bought cupcakes. You can also use these mini wreaths as decorations in so many other ways. Here’a how to make them.
green foliage with small leaves (see below for details on the ones I used)
garden wire (or florists wire)
The foliage I used is commonly called baby eucalyptus (they’re part of the eucalyptus family) but the proper name for them is parvifolia. I love eucalyptus leaves but they were too big for these DIY mini wreaths so I was so pleased to discover these beautiful baby eucalyptus stems. They smell divine and the leaves are a gorgeous shape and colour. If you can’t find these, use any foliage with small leaves.
Get your garden wire and wrap it around the bottle. I used a bottle with a diameter of approx 6 cms. This makes it really easy to shape the wire circle for the wreath. Twist to form the circle, then cut the wire, leaving enough of a stem to stand the wreath in the cupcake. Next get a stem of your foliage and wrap it around the wire circle. Twist small pieces of the wire to secure the foliage to the wire circle. If the wreath is looking sparse in places, just add more leaves. And then place in your cupcake and you’re done.
I sprinkled a little icing sugar on the wreaths to give them a snowy effect but I deliberately put very little as I didn’t want to cover up the beautiful green of the leaves.
These DIY mini wreaths are such a beautiful way to dress up any shop bought cupcakes. Even the plainest of cupcakes will look stunning with these wreaths. Now that I’ve made my first Christmas wreath, I can’t wait to make more. Will you be making a Christmas wreath?
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