DIY Christmas Wreath

This fall I made a wreath featured on Repeat Crafter Me’s Website!  Using this same inspiration I decided to make another wreath for Christmas.  I wanted something cute yet easy.  I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out!

You will need the following supplies:

16′ Styrofoam wreath (I found mine at Walmart)

1 roll of burlap (Joann Fabrics or Michaels)

1 sheet of red felt

1 sheet dark green felt

1 sheet dark cranberry red felt

Glue sticks

Festive ribbon
First start by wrapping the styrofoam wreath with the burlap.  I got too excited to make this and do not have a picture of this step.  I glue down where I start so that it doesn’t move as I’m working the burlap around the wreath.  Once I get all the way around I go over it a few more times and then glue it in place.  I glue the back of the wreath so it won’t be visible.  Once you are done your wreath will look like this.

Now you will want to make your flowers.  For this you take your red felt and cut 16 circles however large you want your flowers to be.  Once you have your circles you will start to cut into them to make them into spirals like this.

Next take your dark green felt and begin cutting leaves in whatever shape you like.  I tried to stick with more of your traditional Christmas holly leaf.  Remember it doesn’t have to be perfect!  I made 6 of these leaves.  They will look like this.

Now take your deep cranberry red felt and cut out 6 very small circles.  These will be your holly berries to go on the holly leaves!

Now we are ready to begin putting out flowers together.  Take one of the red swirls and hold the center part in your hand.  Slowly begin stacking it around itself gluing every here and there to keep it together.  It will start to look like this.  Keep pulling more of the swirl around the center gluing here and there.  Be careful not to glue your fingers!!  I did multiple times and it HURTS!  After the flower is complete I began gluing them onto my wreath as I went.

Once you have all of your flowers in place it’s now time to add the holly leaves and berries!!!  I chose to put 3 leaves with 3 berries on each side of the wreath.  Feel free to add berry garland that you can find at the craft store in place of these or anything else you want on your wreath. 

After adding my holly leaves and berries I added a Christmas Ribbon and BOOM it’s done!!

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