Equestrian Style Christmas Decorations
I made a pair of these a coupe of years ago. But with the constant outdoor life that they have had, they have gotten a little faded and I thought it was time to make a new pair of wreaths. And I though you might like to see how I did it, in case you wanted to create your own horse head wreath to hang up at your house!
This is a fun project that isn’t expensive to make. You can buy them premade, and they are really nice, but they are also really expensive. If you want to buy one (or two) they will cost you at least $50.00. But if you make it yourself, you can do it for around $15.00 per wreath.
How to DIY A Horse Head Christmas Wreath
The materials needed for this wreath are pretty minimal and can be found either online, or at your local Walmart.
- Husky 7″ nippers
- Wire ( I used electric fence wire that I had in the garage)
- Floral Wire
- 50 Feet of Pine Garland (plain garland, not the kind that has branches I found the best price on Amazon)
- Dollar Store Red mini Garland
- Dollar Store Red Bow
- Glue Gun (with glue sticks)
To begin, the most challenging part of this project is making the frame for the wreath. But with a little practice and a lot of patience, you can do this. I found some electric fence wire that I used for my frame. It is easy to bend, and strong. But to make it a little bit stronger, you may want to add some extra wire to reinforce the frame.
I just shaped the wire to make it somewhat resemble a horse head. And I am not sure of the dimensions, because I just shaped it until the wire looked somewhat like a horse head. One thing to keep in mind is you don’t want to make it too small, or have tiny little turns because the garland will cover it up. So think larger rather than tiny.
Once I had the frame mostly shaped, I added some wire to the interior of the frame. This helps to give some strength to the wreath form, and keeps the shape of the horse head. The extra wire on the inside of the wreath also gives you something to tie the garland too.
Adding The Garland
Ok, this is where the wreath really begins to look like a horse head! I took the garland and tied it all around the main frame. I attached it with the floral wire.
And then I cut off rows of garland and tied it to the wreath frame. Then I added some extra pieces of garland to any thin spots and secured the extra garland with floral wire and a little bit of hot glue.
Making The Halter
Once I was happy with the fullness of the wreath, I added a halter. And having the two ears really helped to define where the halter would start. I glued down the red garland to the front and then flipped over the wreath and secured the ‘halter’ to the back of the wreath with more hot glue.
Adding A Hanger
And because I will be tying these wreaths to my front fence, I added 2 wire hangers to the back. This way I can secure the wreath to the fence, and not worry about the wind blowing around my masterpiece.
I just loved these bows when I found them at the dollar store. They are preshaped and have a little bit of glitter. Thankfully, they had 2 left when I bought them. I used the twist tie that was included, and secured the bow to the wreath.
These bows are just way to cute! And at just a dollar, they were perfect for my wreaths.
Enjoy Your Wreaths!
Now all that is left to do is hang up your wreaths, and enjoy them! There can be no doubt now of my love for horses. Because everyone who passes by our home will obviously know how much we love our horses.
So if you have a little bit of free time in this busy holiday season, why not make a wreath or two for your home? I always love making my own things. Whether it is a DIY jump, or homemade Christmas decorations, there is just something so special about making something.
What do you think?
And if you are a more visual learner, I do have a video on my YouTube channel showing you step by step of how I made these wreaths.
And just as a friendly reminder, there are affiliate links within this blog post. So if you click on a link I have provided, I might receive a small commission if you make a purchase. This helps me to continue doing what I do here on my blog as well as my YouTube channel. So thank you in advance for your support and, Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays to you and your family (and your horses too!)