A Dubai Christmas wreath

Normally in the UK during the first week of December my friend and I would do a Christmas wreath making course at our local florist. Lots of festive foliage and ribbons accompanied by mulled wine, mince pies and carols, at the end of the evening we had the most beautiful wreaths to decorate our front doors for the festive season.

Here in Dubai I miss out on the festive workshops and the fabulous real foliage wreaths. So this year I decided to have a go at making one, one that would survive the temperatures but still be fun to make.

Bauble wreath

What you need

  • Wire coat hanger
  • Glue gun (optional)
  • Ribbon
  • Baubles in different colours and sizes

What to do


  1. Undo the twisted top of the coat hanger, keeping the hook in tact create a circular shape with the wire.
  2. Randomly thread the baubles onto the wire. You will need to do some moving around to fill up some of the empty spaces. (you may want to glue the top onto the baubles, I found the baubles kept popping out it was soooo frustrating).
  3. When completely full twist the wire back together.
  4. Cover the hook with a huge bow.

That’s all you need to do to make a lovely, cheap and handmade festive wreath that will survive the Dubai sun. I’m going to go looking for some lovely blue ribbon for mine.

Have fun! x


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