Faux Galvanized Metal Wreath

Good morning my friends.  You know that I have a special love for galvanized metal.  Old galvanized metal especially, but it’s pretty popular, so I often can’t afford the “popular thing” price.  I was thrilled with how a faux galvanized metal finish turned out on my IKEA Rast Hack Farmhouse dresser, so I decided to give it another go with this faux galvanized metal wreath.


Faux Galvanized Metal Wreath From Reinvented

Let’s get on with the tutorial, shall we?

Faux Galvanized Metal Wreath

I recently purchased Laura Putnam’s book, DIY Rustic Modern Metal Crafts:  35 Creative Upcycling Ideas for Galvanized Metal  and have found it SO inspiring.  Every time I open the book, my “to do list” gets longer.  :)




Laura shared a shadow box type wreath created from galvanized metal pipe end caps that immediately caught my eye.  After pricing the end caps, I decided to create my own faux galvanized metal version.

I started with these PVC end caps, seven of them to be exact, and a flat wreath form.


Faux Galvanized Metal Wreath before


The dirt is not required.  ;)

I spray painted all of the end caps first with silver metallic spray paint.


Faux Galvanized Metal Wreath before 2


The second step I tried was to add some quick and purposely uneven sprays of Hammered Metal spray paint, but it had apparently been sitting in a cold garage for too long, because it came out kind of gloppy.  I just went with it, and moved on to painting the wreath form with some metallic craft paint.


Faux Galvanized Metal Wreath Before 3


Next, I added some light gray craft paint haphazardly with a stencil brush.


Faux Galvanized Metal Wreath Before 4


After the painted dried, I attached the end caps to the wreath form with Gorilla Glue.


Faux Galvanized Metal Wreath 3


I am so happy with this wreath, it’s pretty perfect for our mantel.


Faux Galvanized Metal Wreath


I added some wood snowflakes and a pinecone for winter, and  can’t wait to updated it with the seasons!


Faux Galvanized Metal Wreath 2


I would love to know what you think!

If you’re interested in creating a faux galvanized metal wreath for yourself, here’s a supply list:

(these are affiliate links; if you click a link and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission to help support Reinvented)

PVC Pipe End Caps

Wreath Form

Rustoleum Silver Spray Paint

Hammered Metal Spray Paint

Fusion Paint Sample in Light Gray

Gorilla Glue

Stencil Brush


LOVE this faux galvanized metal finish?  Check out the IKEA Rast Hack Farmhouse dresser I created using a similar technique!


IKEA Rast Hack Farmhouse Dresser 2


If you’re a crafter like me, I’d love to have you follow along with my Crafts To Try Pinterest board!



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51 thoughts on “Faux Galvanized Metal Wreath

    1. thank you Cat! All of the projects in the book are actual metal, but I thought I’d give a more economical option a try. :) You would love the book.

  1. Oh wow, I really thought those were baking tins! So cool, they turned out great Kimm! Love the idea of a wreath and putting little things in there is so neat!

  2. Wow! I love galvanized anything too! What a cool idea! This is the first that I have ever seen this technique, so thank you for the DIY! I absolutely have to try this! Pinning!

    1. Thank you so much Cristina! Laura’s book is amazing, I’m sure that I will be trying more of her projects, maybe with actual metal next time! ;)

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