Blogmas Day 1 – DIY Christmas Wreath

I absolutely love wreaths, I think they’re the perfect addition to any door around Christmas time.

This year I decided to get a little crafty with mine and I wanted to make one from scratch. As my wreath making skills have yet to be discovered, I thought using the proper foliage materials may prove to be too difficult for my first attempt. So I settled on a card one!

I thoroughly enjoyed making this wreath and it’s a perfect activity to get stuck into on the run up to Christmas. Whether you’re sat in watching Christmas films or looking for something to keep everyone occupied with for the afternoon… This step-by-step guide is here to turn a simple craft session into a beautiful wreath to be proud of!

If you try this out please get in touch with pictures of your wreaths, I would love to see what you all create!

For more DIY’s and Christmassy blog posts don’t forget to follow my blog and social media accounts to be notified on my blogmas uploads this month!! Links are at the bottom of this page ⬇️

Have fun and get creative with it!!

“Christmas will always be, as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.” ~ Dr. Seuss

Materials:

  • 6 x A3 pieces of card/paper
  • Scissors
  • Paint (colours of choice)
  • Sponge or Paint brush
  • Any decorative tool e.g. kebab stick, tooth brush.
  • Paint Palette
  • Glue Stick
  • Stapler
  • Rubber
  • Pencil
  • Ruler

Step-by-step…

1. First, using one of the pieces of paper, draw and cut out a circle with 11.5inch diameter and fold this in half.

2. With a 3 inch edge, draw and cut out the inner circle to make the wreath template.

3. Now its time to draw and cut out your stencils of choice. I went for 4 different leaves and 2 different sizes circles.

4. Using the 5 other pieces of paper, paint each with your chosen colours. I used traditional Christmas reds and greens with a touch of silver running through a couple. You can get as creative as you want, have fun with it and create different textures using brushes, sponges, toothbrush etc.

It’s time to make yourself a big cup of tea and get ready for some stencil drawing!!!

5. With all 5 painted sheets, using the stencils you made earlier, draw out your shapes, leaving a strip to use as your hanging loop later.

It’s time to cut out ALL your shapes, so i suggest you put on a Christmas film and get comfy….…

6. Cut out each leaf and circle, putting them in a bowl for safe keeping.

7. You can now begin to layer your leaves and start stapling them into place. Make sure each layer more or less covers the staples used on each outer layer.

8. Before starting your second layer, it’s time to add your hanging loop which you saved earlier from one of the painted sheets. Simply staple this on the back of the wreath. (These staples will be hidden by your next layer of leaves)

9. Using the circles, cover the final staples on the inner layer and carry this on by scattering more circles around the wreath, covering any missed staples and empty white areas which may be showing through.

YOUR WREATH IS COMPLETE!

Don’t forget to get in touch with your wreath creations! AND Follow my blog ⬇️ to be notified about more blogmas posts in the future.

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Inspiration for post courtesy of basic grey’s blog.

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