Christmas DIY Projects Inspiration

DIY Holiday Wreath [Modern Minimalist]

Hey out there! Welcome! Thanks for swinging by today to check out my first holiday project post of the year, but don’t worry. They aren’t going to start flooding in yet. I juuuust shared my Simple Halloween Mantel last week and need to work in some Thanksgiving goodies in between. However, Ariel from PMQ for Two is hosting a fabulous holiday wreath hop today in hope we take a bit of a jumpstart on the holiday season in order to help your creativity and inspiration start flowing!

What do you think?

Are you ready to see 21 spectacular DIY wreaths to get you ready to rock & roll this holiday season?!!

First, I’ll share a bit about my version of a modern minimalist wreath inspired some of favorite decor pieces…sunbursts, urchins and sputnik chandeliers. You can check out my latest sputnik light fixture in any of my recent One Room Challenge dining room progress posts [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 ] My style has definitely become more modern and I’ve always dug the glam look, so I think this wreath is a fun twist on the traditional wreath and will fit well into my upcoming holiday home decor! You can see last year’s Merry, Bright & Blissful Home here.

Simple Modern Minimalist Holiday Wreath | This is our Bliss |

So here is what I used…


gold floral wire
wire cutters
styrofoam fillers [red, gold and white]
gold spray paint

First I decided on my “pattern”. I wanted to group 2 gold + 1 red ball together and then the larger white one spaced a little ways out…,maybe 2 inches.

Next, I took my toothpicks and spread them out on a paper plate and spritzed them with gold spraypaint. I gave the plate a little shake to make sure the toothpicks didn’t stick to the plate and essentially flipped them over at the same time. I then sprayed the backside of the toothpicks and shook the plate again. Let dry.

Simple Modern Minimalist Holiday Wreath | This is our Bliss |

Then I started stringing the balls on the wire. Once I determined grouping and spacing, I started to poke the toothpicks in the white balls to form a mini “sunburst” I filled the top half of the ball with toothpicks leaving the bottom half / backside empty so it would lay flat on the door. After filling up each white ball with the desired amount of “spikes” and reassessing the spacing, I formed the circle with the wire and snipped the end with wire cutters. I simply rolled a piece of tape around the 2 ends to hold them together. I’m sure there was a much more efficient way to go about attaching the ends, but since I was going to use a ribbon at the top, I knew the tape wouldn’t be seen!

Lastly, I looped a piece of ribbon around the taped section and tied a bow at the top. I popped one of these on my door and hooked the bow onto it.

And there is my modern minimalist wreath!!

Simple Modern Minimalist Holiday Wreath | This is our Bliss | Simple Modern Minimalist Holiday Wreath | This is our Bliss |

Simple Modern Minimalist Holiday Wreath | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.comDIY Sputnik Inspired Modern Minimalist Holiday Wreath | DIY Holiday wreath with mini sunbursts! | This is our Bliss |

Now for the other beauties…head on over to the sites below to see the rest of these brilliant blogger’s creations!

Up to Date Interiors | Cottage in the Oaks | Architecture of a Mom

Nourish & Nestle | KS Craft Shack | My Life From Home

Craft & Tell | The Uncommon Law | Monica Wants It

Twelve On Main | PMQ for two | Atta Girl Says

The DIY Mommy | Flourish and knot Maggie Overby Studios

Hey Fitzy | Domicile 37 | Our Crafty Mom

This Is Our Bliss | Timeless Creations | PMQ for two

I hope to see you right back here on Wednesday for another One Room Challenge update! and eeeek! The reveal is next week already!

Have a great day!

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Fall 2016 One Room Challenge [Week 4: Dining Room Cornice Board + Pattern Play]
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  • twelveonmain
    November 10, 2016 at 11:51 AM

    Really cool wreath! So unique!

  • Flourish and Knot
    November 7, 2016 at 10:10 AM

    This is such a cool and funky take on a holiday wreath! I love it!

  • My Life From Home
    November 7, 2016 at 9:02 AM

    It’s so modern, sleek, and cool! Great job!

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      November 9, 2016 at 5:21 PM

      Thanks, Amy!! I wasn’t sure what direction I was going to go for this wreath hop, but I guess its going right along with the modern glam vibe the rest of the house is turning into! Who knew?!

  • Lynn Spencer
    November 7, 2016 at 7:05 AM

    You are nailing the sputnik, in all forms! What a fun, creative and mid-century modern wreath! It will surely work well with all your other great chic and modern decor.
    Can’t wait to see all your other modern decor this Christmas.

    Hugs, Lynn

  • Lindsay @ The DIY Mommy
    November 4, 2016 at 2:43 PM

    How creative!! I love the simple lines of it with the bursts of colour. And against the black door it just pops. 🙂

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      November 9, 2016 at 5:19 PM

      Thank you!! I do love how my black doors turned out. Thinking I’ll be hanging lots of holiday décor on all the doors this year ha!

  • becki peckham
    November 1, 2016 at 10:46 PM

    Very cool idea! It’s got that sputnik vibe.

  • Tammy
    November 1, 2016 at 1:13 PM

    Your wreath turned out amazing!!! I love the materials you selected and the finished project is fabulous!!! So fun!!!

  • jessica
    November 1, 2016 at 12:33 PM

    This is so pretty and modern. It looks a little futuristic. Great job.

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      November 3, 2016 at 12:26 AM

      Thanks, Jess!! The idea popped in my head, but I didn’t know exactly how it would look. I think I like its simple, funky vibe 😉

  • Atta Girl (@AttaGirlSays)
    November 1, 2016 at 10:34 AM

    I feel like I should be watching Mad Men and drinking a martini! Love this retro mod wreath!

  • Kristen
    November 1, 2016 at 9:28 AM

    What a unique wreath! it looks absolutely beautiful on your dark door!

  • Ivory
    November 1, 2016 at 9:09 AM

    I l-o-v-e it! Simple, yet, very beautiful. Yes, I would hang this on my door.

  • Ariel
    November 1, 2016 at 8:23 AM

    This is way cool! I couldn’t tell what it was going to be from the thumbnail, but seeing it all now, WOW! Such a cool concept. Definitely going to add it to my list for next year 🙂

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      November 3, 2016 at 12:24 AM

      ha thanks! My thumbnail didn’t turn out the way I wanted, but you know that I was having issues lol! Thanks for hosting such a fabulous hop!