I knew I wanted to make my own Christmas wreath this year (although I've never made or bought one before), and had many different ideas on how to go about doing it. I toyed with a few different wreath bases in my head for a while, and the one that I kept going back to and finally decided upon was this ruffled wreath made by Emily Jones of Jones Design Company. I was drawn to its natural feel. I pretty much followed her tutorial, using a 10" styrofoam wreath from a dollar store, and burlap bought by the yard. Then I just spiffed it up!
Here's the end result! I absolutely love it!
I used a few things from my stash, and some wreath adornments found at the local craft store. The pinecones are those ones that smell like cinnamon... yum!
Love how the banner turned out! After I made each pennant, I hot-glued it to the retired silver elastic cord, and hand-sewed it onto the wreath.
I made the pretty little flower below out of the Deck the Halls Designer Series Fabric (SO glad I have two more packages on the way.. I love this stuff!)... I just die-cut some flowers using the retired Flower Layers #3 Big Shot die, folded and layered them, then sewed them together and onto two unfolded layers of flowers. I sewed this as well to the wreath.
And here's how it looks on our door! You'll have to excuse the lighting, as the sun had already set.. :) Maybe I'll try and take another photo in the morning.
Well, I gotta go.. think I'll make myself some hot chocolate! It has been snowing a little bit off and on, and it's quite cold out. Hope you are staying warm where you are, and thanks for stopping by! :)
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