How to Face Paint a Christmas Wreath

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Christmas wreaths are a staple in the Christmas decor. They are fun to decorate and paint!


Medium #4 Round Brush
Small Round #1 (1/16″) Brush
paper towels or cloth
water container
(optional) Spray bottle with water
(optional) Baby wipes

Colors used in this picture:

Black Face Paint
White Face Paint
Diamond FX Face Paints – Metallic Green
TAG Face Paints – Berry Wine
Wolfe Face Paints Red
TAG Face Paints – Pearl Blush


1. Starting with the medium round brush and the metallic green paint, paint a circle where you want your design to go.

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2. Next, add brushstrokes along the sides to create the leaves and wreath shape.

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3. Add a bow using the red paint. Paint a circle for the middle, then two loops on each side. Paint the ribbons flowing down below.

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4. Using the rose wine paint, add three circles for the bulbs, and then groups of small dots, by using the small round brush.

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5 .Using the metallic blush color,  add a few more bulbs, and smaller dots. Use the same color to add some highlights to the bow.

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6. Finally, using the small round brush and the black face paint, outline the design by going around the edges of the wreath, and by tracing the bow.

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Easily add glitter by using a spray bottle with water, and spritzing the design lightly at least 12 inches away.  Use a poof-able cosmetic grade  glitter to add evenly all around. Use different colors to really create an effect.