This Tamale Wreath Might Be the Most On Point Christmas Decoration We’ve Ever Seen

Nothing says Christmas in a Latinx house like tamales. That’s why this amazing wreath is so genius we wish we thought of it first.

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Luis Octavio, host of the “Nos Vemos en el Swap Meet” podcast created the unique piece and told Hip Latina, “I’m sure that if these were mass-produced, they would sell out because it’s not just a wreath, it’s a piece of art – one that helps us remember our family traditions. When my mother saw it she said, “ahi hijo, esto me recuerda a los tamales que hacía tu bisabuela.” [That] is what I wanted this wreath to make you think of: of family and traditions.”

Want to wow your family—and all your neighbors—with a tamale wreath of your own? Here's how to DIY it:

Supplies:

  • 24 inch wreath
  • 1 can of Great Stuff gap filler
  • corn husks/leaves
  • yarn or ribbon of your choice
  • gloves
  • scissors

 

Steps:

  • Put on gloves before handling the gap filler.
  • Take the corn husks and fold into the shape of a tamal leaving the top open.
  • Squeeze the Great Stuff gap filler into the tamales. It takes about 20-25 minutes to dry.
  • After the gap filler has dried in all the tamales, cut off excess at top.
  • Tie ribbon around each.
  • Loosen branches on the wreath.
  • Arrange tamales around the wreath to pick the design you’d like.
  • Slide tamal with ribbon onto branch (double check to make sure they’re secure). Do the same with the rest.
  • Add bow on top.
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Now get ready to have the coolest house on the block.

H/T: Hip Latina