Sunday, December 12, 2010

My First Wreath! (My First Tutorial Too!)

As most of you are finding out, I'm kind of going with a handmade Christmas theme this year. After seeing how nice my stockings turned out, I've been looking for other ways to create a cheap, DIY Christmas. After my car dragged me to Michael's today, (Yes, my car just automatically goes there. Even when I tell it that I have no money.), I was searching through the aisles wondering what kind of magical item I could find to decorate my small apartment with. I found a few cute things that I wanted, but my wallet told me otherwise. On my way out of the store something caught my eye. A foam wreath. I could totally make a fabric covered wreath! Heck yes!! Needless to say, I bought that sucker, got home to my lovely craft table, and started working.

(I am going to try to do a tutorial for this, but bare with me because I have never done one before.)

I started out by wrapping the wreath with a red knit fabric like shown. I secured the fabric by placing a dot of glue from a hot glue gun every couple of wraps.

Next, I cut several circles out of various holiday fabrics. (I used the same material that I used for the stockings).

Once the circles were all cut, I started gluing them onto the wreath to create flowers. I pinched the fabric and tried to pucker it before the glue dried to give it more of a 3D look.

Once I finished creating little flowers around the entire wreath, I used the hot glue gun to place buttons in the middle of each flower.

After all of the buttons were glued on, I simply attached a matching ribbon to the back of the wreath!

And we're done!!

This project probably took me a total of 2-3 hours. I'm really happy with the end results and I love that it matches the stockings. It really pulls the room together. Duglokk is impressed too. I've been showing him all sorts of Suzy Homemaker tricks lately. Haha.

Is anyone else doing a handmade theme this year? I'd love to see some of your creations!

EDIT: I just wanted to point out my super cute hot glue gun. Yes, I did purposely take pictures of it to show it off. ;) $3 at Michael's!


  1. This is awesome!!! Great job on the tutorial!!!! Super cute wreath!!!!

  2. Thank you! It was super simple. I am so happy it turned out good. I was afraid it was going to be one of those awful gaudy things. Ha!

  3. Cute and simple. That's always a winning combination in my book.;) Thanks for linking to my party. Hope to see you each week.

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    Blessings and a very Merry Christmas!
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  4. Thank you for posting this tutorial! my friend and I made two wreaths after seeing this and they're so cute, fun and easy!