For the holidays, and to compliment my home decor, I created a peacock wreath. Actually, I made two — one for myself, and another for a friend who also has peacock theme decorations.
Like so many other crafting projects, the inspiration for this Christmas decoration came from images I saw on Pinterest. Lots and lots of gorgeous peacock wreaths out there! Over the past few years, I’ve probably collected 20 pictures on a board.
Today, I’m sharing the peacock wreath I created for December’s Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop.
Hosted by Erlene of My Pinterventures, the hop’s intent is to motivate all to not just pin, but act on an idea. You’ll find links to other projects, recipes and ideas by fellow bloggers at the bottom of this post.
If you are a regular follower of Debbee’s Buzz, you know I have a passion for peacocks. If you are new to the blog or just visiting, welcome! Come along and see the holiday wreath that joins other peacock theme holiday decorations in my living room, front hall and dining room.
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So Much Inspiration
There wasn’t any single peacock wreath that I tried to recreate. Rather, it was numerous beautiful creations on Pinterest that I admired. I’ve pinned several favorites to my Pinterest board, Christmas: Peacock Decorations.
But, it was a particular peacock wreath on Indulgy that most closely resembles my own creation. It used the ribbon and several other elements I already had on hand, after making decorations for the peacock-themed, Birds of a Feather, Gather Together party.
Materials Drive Design
What really drove the peacock wreath design was putting together fabulous materials — ribbon, mesh, ornament balls, and other embellishments.
Wide turquoise mesh on a wire frame forms the basic wreath. Gorgeous green and turquoise peacock feather ribbon was leftover from decorations made for the My Favorite Things Party. Here you can see large bows made to decorate the kitchen chandelier.
Also in my crafting stash, were turquoise and gold ribbons in a variety of widths and patterns. When making a deco mesh wreath, I always like to use a mix of ribbon styles and layer them.
Last year, I bought a box of these turquoise glitter balls during a post holiday clearance sale. Adding the ornament balls helped to give the peacock wreath a more Christmas look.
What do you think?
I also had extras of the gold glitter peacock ‘feathers’ used to embellish the living room Christmas tree.
To see more of my extensive collection, view Peacock Ornaments Decorate Christmas Tree.
But, it was finding an incredible spray of faux feathers and leaves that spurred me to actually design and make the peacock wreath.
There are sprays on either side, weaved with ribbons.
Can you make them out?
Where to Hang the Peacock Wreath?
Here’s what the wreath looked like finished; before packing it up for my friend K in Georgia. Although not intentional, the peacock wreath ended up somewhat heart-shaped. I’ve got it hung on my white kitchen door for the picture.
But, the kitchen and back of my house is decorated for Christmas with a more country look. A snowman decorates the door in December and January. See Casual Christmas Table & Kitchen for a tour.
And, the peacock wreath is an indoor wreath, not suitable to hold up outdoors — especially in Pittsburgh. Besides, it goes perfectly with the peacock decor and accessories I have year-round in the front rooms of my house. Classic peacock wallpaper hangs in the dining room.
Take a tour at Exotic Peacock Tablescape Graces Formal Dining Room.
At Christmastime, Peacock Ornaments Decorate Chandelier. When the ornament collection outgrew the tree, I had to look elsewhere to display them. So, I went vertical, LOL!
In fact, the entire front of the house is Decorated for Christmas with a Peacock Theme. After I finished making the peacock wreath, I decided to add more elements and refresh the grandmother clock holiday swag too.
So, just as I had found a new place for ornaments on the chandelier, I hung the peacock wreath on a non-traditional surface — the living room mirror. Have you ever hung a wreath on a mirror?
All it took was one large suction-cup hook to hold the lightweight peacock wreath in place. After Christmas, it’s easily removed. I especially like that you can see the wreath from the front hall.
New Tree Shows Off Peacock Ornaments
The Christmas tree decorated with many peacock ornaments and elements sits on the other side of the grand piano. See the peacock in the mural? He’s partially hidden by the chair that was moved to make room for the tree.
After 30 years, we finally replaced our beat-up artificial tree with a gorgeous one from Hobby Lobby of all places! I’ve been searching for a beautiful tree I could afford for three years!
I love that it’s pre-lit, and in just three sections, versus the branch-by-branch assembly of the old one. Best of all, is the three different branch types mixed in tree. One is called, ‘cashmere.’ It’s lovely.
Love Wreath Making
You can see many of the wreaths I’ve created for various seasons, occasions and holidays at Projects: Wreaths. One of my favorites is Bringing Home the Christmas Tree Wreath
A number of of the posts include detailed DIY tutorials too. And, several are currently available for sale in my Etsy shop, Debbee’s Buzz Boutique.
Now let’s see what other things Pinterest inspired! Head over and visit the other hosts to see what they crafted, cooked, built, or tried!
Do you use one or more themes for your Christmas decorations, ornaments and collections?
I hope to share another holiday tablescape before Christmas, but I’m still playing catch-up and the boys will be home in just a few days. Fingers crossed!
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Oh my! That wreath is STUNNING!!! I love the beautiful teals and blues all the time anyway but I am really taken with your idea to use them in Christmas decor. Pinned.
Joanne, wow, I’m glad you liked it so much. Previously, the front of my house was mostly done in creams and golds. Then, between Macys and Pier 1, I started seeing all these peacock decorations. I didn’t even know it was a Christmas theme! Merry, merry Christmas to you and your family. Enjoy the holidays.
That ribbon is stunning, I love the details, color and shimmer. The Christmas ball ornaments are perfect for it.
Hi Jenny! When I saw the ribbon at Hobby Lobby, I just had to have it for my peacock theme party. I’ve even wrapped holiday packages with it! Loved those little balls too. Only regret is that I didn’t have more to incorporate into the wreath.
Debbee, I’ve seen a lot of peacock wreaths, but yours is simply gorgeous! You have a special talent for wreath making!
What a lovely compliment Laurie — thank you!
Amazing! I love the deep colors and peacock theme. The wreath is gorgeous and the chandelier with the ornaments is so pretty!
Erlene, it’s been such a pleasure ‘meeting’ you this year via the Pinterest Challenge blog hop. Thank you for including me, and helping deal with the corrupted link issue.
When the kids were young, I never would have gone with a peacock theme in holiday decorations. The live tree is loaded with handmade ornaments, and main rooms decorated with photo’s of the kids with Santa, snowmen, etc. But, with the empty nest and no grandkids for awhile, I like the sophisticated look of the peacock feathers and colors.
Your peacocks are a beautiful alternative to the traditional Christmas decor! Love the chandelier trim especially, and the ornaments are very nice!
Since I discovered my husband’s ancestor named Peacock, I started having a ‘thing’ for peacock decor and tableware. A few years later, I learned that peacock feathers and colors was an actual Christmas theme. Guess I never noticed before. And you know what happens when I get on a theme…LOL! Most of my home is decorated very traditionally and with vintage and family-made or gifted items. I’ve run out of peacock display space now that I deck out the chandelier and stuck the wreath onto the mirror!
You utilize Pinterest the way it should be: gather ideas and inspiration, then create something that is uniquely your own. And wowza, was it ever a doozy!!!!!!! Beautiful wreath to go along with your beautiful new tree and all the other fabulous decor around your home this year! Hobby Lobby surprises me sometimes with just what they have to offer. It’s kind of hit-and-miss, but it’s a great day when you hit! GORGEOUS, Debbee!!! Oh…and I love it that you were able to display the wreath with just a suction cup hook. I completely forgot about that option!!! A lot less expensive option than always going Command hook!
Pinterest is my ‘drug’ of choice, but I also use it to collect and organize ideas. Once I convinced my husband we finally needed to get a new tree (the idea of a much easier setup and take down appealed), it was after Thanksgiving. The one I had tried to get online on Black Friday was already gone. We went to 6 places on a tight time schedule — called it speed dating for a tree! It wasn’t even a matter of price at that point — size and quality were the issue. Not sure why we went into HL, except that it shared a parking lot with our last stop. There was this gorgeous tree, the right size and $250 (half off) plus tax. I’ve had so many compliments on how real it looks. The suction hook for the wreath is about 3-4 inches across and works great. Now hubby is afraid I’m going to make more wreaths for every holiday and season to put on that mirror LOL!
Debbee I adore peacocks. I used to raise them . They are extraordinary fowl. Alert and warnings better than any watch dog. Your wreath is stunning. Your attention to detail is amazing as usual. Hugs
Peacocks, another thing we have in common! But, seriously Kari, you raised them?! What led to that? The place I board my Scottie has one. It walks among the horses. I’d love to have a real, live peacock! Someday, we are going to have to sit down over a bottle of wine and trade life stories — although yours is surely more interesting!
This is so different from traditional Christmas decor, it’s really beautiful.
What a great wreath you can use all year round.
Hi Julie! I am hoping to use the wreath not only for Christmas, although not sure if using the ornament balls will make it look too much like a holiday decoration?
How pretty – such beautiful colors!
Designer chic for sure! Simply stunning, Debbee!
Thanks Bobbi, you know how I love my peacock theme!
The wreath is gorgeous! Truly a work of art.
Wow, thank you Debra for the generous compliment!
I didn’t even know that peacock wreathes were a thing, but I can certainly my see why you’d want to make one. That ribbon is so beautiful – I’m glad you were brave enough to actually use it. Often I buy really pretty ribbon and it just sits in the drawer because I can’t think of a “good”enough project.
Susan, it wasn’t until I discovered my husband’s ancestor, Peacock, that I found out peacock theme holiday decorations and weddings were a thing either! The wreath is the finale to my peacock theme Christmas decorations. No more room! I know what you mean about ribbon sitting in a drawer LOL! Next year, I’m thinking I may use all the extra ribbon and mesh from holiday wreaths to either create gifts or donate for fund raisers.
Gosh that’s gorgeous! The whole theme is beautiful. Love the ribbons especially!
Thanks for stopping by Lydia.
That wreath is just gorgeous! I recognize at least one of the ribbons I have used in the past myself, but not to the extent you did! BRAVO!!
Thank you Chloe. I’ve decided to leave it up for awhile. Once the Christmas tree and other holiday decorations are down, the peacock wreath doesn’t look so Christmasy.
How creative and festive!
Thanks Amber. I’ve decided to leave the wreath up for awhile to enjoy.
Your peacock wreath is beautiful!
Thanks so much Michelle! I’m looking forward to bringing it out right after Thanksgiving.