Create: Christmas Wreath

Hello kittens! Today I want to share with you a fun little Christmas craft that I made. It’s a cute Christmas Wreath! I was in need of one and didn’t want to spend anymore money this month on decor, so I went through my craft supplies and made one out of floral wire and book pages. Don’t feel you have to use just wire for this, you can totally go buy a wreath circle from the craft store if you want. So without further ado: A Christmas Wreath DIY!

All you need/all I had (hehe):

  1. Wire (I used green floral wire)
  2. Book pages
  3. Scissors
  4. Wire cutters
  5. Pencil
  6. Tape
  7. Bow (optional, but is a super cute touch)

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I began by connecting two pieces of floral wire to make a circle. Feel free to make it as big or as small as you’d like.

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Then I grabbed another two and wound it around the circle for added thickness. Again, feel free to continue this step until you have your desired thickness.

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Next you will need some sort of paper to cut the leaves out of, I went for book pages to add a bit of “texture.”

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Free hand or use a leaf template to cut out your leaves. I started with 36 leaves, but ended up having to cut 18 more. Making it a total of 54 leaves! Whew!

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Place the leaves around your circle to see how you want to arrange them. I went for three for each “layer.”

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Next you will need some wire cutters.

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Cut about 2.5 inches in length of wire for each leaf. It’s a cute stem! :)

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Using scotch tape, attach your stem to the back of the leaf.

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Now for the fun part! Begin arranging each leaf onto the circle/base. Using the stem, twist it around the base to secure it.

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Continue securing them leaves! (this was the point where I realized I didn’t make enough leaves to go all the way around, so I had to make 18 more leaves…whew).

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Looking good!

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I grabbed a red bow from the Christmas tree to add a little something something to it.

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Here it is hung up next to the banner I made out of the leftover gold glittery paper from the Casino Sign. This is also a sneak peek of the Christmas decor that I will be posting about on Monday. So stay tuned for that pretty post. :) (psst…here it is!)

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I think it turned out pretty darn cute. Don’t you think? Have you been making your decorations this year? I’d love to hear/see them!

Peace + love, Jaclyn