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
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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