Yesterday my fiancé and I had a nice little Christmas evening at home: I made a (comfort food style) home cooked meal, we listened to Christmas music while decorating our tree, and finished off with Love Actually. It was lovely. I find those moments so much more special and stress-free than the day itself! In that spirit, it seems like the perfect time to share the wreath I made last weekend.
Here are my supplies:
2 sheets of felt (I used a white ones with a bit of sparkle from Michael’s)
A foam wreath
Red and silver ribbons
Fake cranberries (or at least berries of some sort, I’m not quite sure if they would qualify as cranberries!)
Scissors, a pencil and pins and jewelry wire to secure everything to the foam
I started by cutting out leaf/droplet shapes out of my felt. I did trace them to keep them roughly the same size, but I wasn’t particular about making them all identical. I think it’s more charming that way. I placed them around the wreath in an overlapping pattern,
And used push pins to secure them in place.
I used one pin per leaf and made sure to layer the next one on top so that you couldn’t see the pin. It would have been better to have all white ones, but these were the only ones I could find at the dollar store and I was anxious to get started!
Here’s my wreath covered in felt leaves:
I think it would have been even prettier to have the leaves covering up the sides had it been a rounded wreath, but mine was flat. Instead, I pinned sparkly silver ribbon to cover up the sides.
I must have gotten a little too excited as I forgot to take pictures of the last step..! I cut my berries into smaller pieces and wrapped them with wire onto the wreath. I covered the wire with a red bow. To keep it in place, I used a couple red pins.
Our front door doesn’t really do it justice since the lighting is terrible in our hallway and our door is pink (Why on earth they would choose pink for the trim and doors in our building is beyond me!)
so here it is on our kitchen accent wall!
From the side you can see the pin colours, but I’m not that fussy about it.
It was so quick and easy to make, plus it’s small and lightweight, so simple to store too.
What Christmas projects have you been up to this year?