DIY Christmas Bauble Wreath

If you love Christmas and all things shiny and bright, you’re going to love this brilliant DIY Christmas bauble wreath craft. It’s easy enough for even the most craft-averse to make.

You will need:

  • A pool noodle
  • Tape
  • A mixture of large, medium and small Christmas baubles in your choice of colours – around 100-120 in total
  • (I used 4 x 8cm baubles, 50 x 6cm baubles, 45 x 4cm baubles and 15 x 3cm baubles – but you can use other shapes too)
  • Approximately 8m of tinsel (or festive garland)
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and lots of glue sticks
  • Iceblock sticks
  • Ribbon


  1. Cover your work area with a drop cloth for any glue spills and warm up the glue gun.
  2. Shape the pool noodle into a circle and tape it well to hold it together.
  3. Attach a piece of ribbon to what will be the top of your wreath, allowing enough for it to be hung up and glue it into position on the pool noodle.
  4. Remove the hanging loop and metal/plastic loop holder from each bauble before you use them.
  5. Starting with the largest baubles, apply a circle of glue approximately the size of a 20c piece. Apply this near to the bit that sticks out where the hanger was so it will be towards the pool noodle and eventually hidden from sight.
  6. Apply the bauble to the pool noodle and hold it in place for about 10 seconds while the glue sets.
  7. Continue to apply the largest baubles around the pool noodle, ensuring that you allow space between them for the other baubles, and cover the top, inner and outer of the pool noodle (leave the back clear so it can sit flat against the wall when finished).
  8. When you have good coverage (we applied around 50 of the 6cm baubles), move on to medium-sized baubles and start to fill the gaps. Finish off with the smallest baubles and ensure you have no large gaps.
  9. Cut your tinsel into lengths around 10-15cm long.
  10. Apply glue to either the pool noodle or carefully to the central string of the tinsel and use it to fill the gaps around your baubles.
  11. Use the iceblock stick to help press the tinsel into place (and avoid gluing your fingers!)
  12. When all gaps are covered, it’s ready to hang up!
Christmas bauble wreath

her world julieWritten by Julie Scanlon

Julie is Editor for Kidspot NZ and our MVP. Her hobbies include laughing uncontrollably at her own jokes, annoying her family by asking questions about movie plots, and never taking anything too seriously. She speaks a little Spanish and a lot of Yorkshire. 

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