How to Decorate With Millennial Pink This Holiday
Add a hint of pink to your holiday decor with these easy and on-trend Christmas decor projects.
There's no doubt that pink is a trending color. Particularly, a dusty sort of pink or, as some call it, millenial pink. The color is soft and versatile, but not so feminine that it can't be included in some of your holiday decorating. These three holiday projects are a great way to inject a bit of pink into your decor. On the other hand, you could go all in and make all three. Complete your decor with a tree decked out with pink ornaments and go "full tilt" pink.
Pink Tulle Wreath
- wire wreath frame, 16" to 18" diameter
- 3-4 rolls of pink tulle, at least 6" wide
- needle and pink thread
- ornaments and ribbon
- wide pink ribbon for hanging
Begin by unrolling a length of thread that, when doubled, is about 6 inches longer than the circumference of your wreath form. Use the thread to thread a sewing or yarn needle. Tie an old button to the loose end of the thread.
Insert the needle into the loose end of the tulle in the middle of the short edge. Begin folding the tulle over, back and forth and feeding it over the needle. Make the distance from the needle to the fold about 5"-6". TIP: Use the width of your hand as a guide. Continue folding back and forth and feeding over the needle until the roll is empty. Repeat the process for at least two more rolls of tulle. If a thicker wreath is desired, add another roll of tulle.
When all of the tulle has been threaded, place it around the wire frame, without attaching it, to determine if it needs to be pushed together or spread out more.
Attach the gathered tulle to the wire frame by tying the button to the frame with string or clear filament using a double knot. Secure the rest of the tulle to the frame with pieces of string spaced about 6 inches apart all the way around the frame. When you arrive back at the starting point, wrap the thread from the tulle around the button and double knot it. Cut away excess thread. Cut away remaining strings on the back of the wreath and discard.
Attach ornaments or other decorations with ribbon. Attach the middle ornament with the ribbon tied over the button. Add other decorations as desired. Cut a long piece of wide ribbon to hang the wreath. Loop it over the frame where the button is. Tie the loose ends into a knot and bow to use for hanging.
Pink Grapevine Wreath
- large grapevine wreath, at least 2' diameter
- 8-12 wooden stars
- pink spray paint
- white or cream spray paint
- pink string or yarn
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
Begin your grapevine wreath by painting the wreath form with pink spray paint. Paint the wooden stars with white or cream paint. Allow both to dry completely before proceeding.
Tie one end of pink string or yarn to what will be the back of the wreath. Pull the string tightly to another side of the wreath and wrap it around another sturdy vine. Make the string taut and tie it once. Continue crossing the string over the back of the wreath form and securing on the vine as you work. Criss-cross the other strings and place the paths randomly with varying distances between the points. Add more lengths of string as necessary to obtain desired fill in the center of the wreath form. Finally tie the loose end of the string to the wreath with a double knot and cut away any excess.
On the front of the wreath, place stars at random intersections of string in the center. Use tape on the back to hold the stars in place temporarily. Turn the wreath over and secure the stars in place with hot glue.
Pink String Trees
- poster board
- parchment paper
- pink string or yarn
- white school glue
- disposable plastic container
Begin by making a tall thin cone with poster board. Use tape to hold the cone together. Cut the bottom flat to sit level on a flat surface. Make a cone with parchment paper to fit snugly over the poster board cone. Hold the parchment cone together with tape. Trim the bottom to match the poster board cone.
Fill a disposable plastic container with white school glue. Place yarn or string in the glue and cover it completely. Attach one loose end to the inside of the cone with tape.
On a cleanable surface, begin pulling the string between your forefinger and thumb to remove excess glue. Pull about 3 feet at a time and then wrap the lightly glued lengths around the cone. Begin with a loose spiral to the top. Make another loose spiral back to the bottom crossing over the first pass for support. Next continue to wrap the string snugly around the cone leaving only small gaps. When the cone is fully wrapped, cut away any excess string. Allow the string to dry completely before proceeding (about a day).
Remove the paper cones inside by tightly grabbing one end of the paper inside and twisting it toward the center. Repeat twisting until the paper releases from the sides. Pull firmly to release the paper from the point. Discard the paper. If any paper remains, scrape it away with a craft knife.
Repeat the process for more trees. Arrange the trees on cake stands with artificial snow and/or ornaments for impact.