December 2, 2013

Joy to the World Christmas Wreath

Spruce up your front door this year with a vibrant pop of seasonal color. This Joy to the World Christmas wreath is so easy to make, and the design can easily to be tailored to incorporate wording from your own favorite Christmas carol. With just a few basic supplies, you can make one of these to adorn your holiday home this year. Let me show you how it’s done!

A Christmas wreath that displays wording from a favorite Christmas carol. So creative and fun!

For this project, you will need…

  • 1 straw wreath form
  • 1/4 yard each (approximately) of red and white felt
  • Rotary cutter and mat 
  • 1-2 yards of 3-inch red grosgrain ribbon
  • 1 yard of 1.5-inch green grosgrain ribbon
  • Shears
  • Jingle bells
  • Greenery sprigs (optional)
  • Adhesive letter stickers
  • Hot glue

Directions:

  • Use the rotary cutter and mat to cut 2.5-inch strips across the width of both the red and white felt. The total amount needed of each color with vary depending upon the size of the wreath form, so start by cutting 2-3 strips of each, and then cut additional strips as needed.
  • Wrap the wreath with the strips of red felt, securing with hot glue as you work. When you reach the end of one strip, trim it so it ends on the back side of the wreath, and then overlap the next strip slightly and continue wrapping as before. Continue in this fashion until the entire wreath is covered.
  • Evenly intersperse strips of white felt around the perimeter of the wreath, wrapping them as you did the red, securing each with hot glue as you work. My wreath required 9 total white sections, but this will vary depending upon the size of your wreath form.
  • Tie a large bow with the 3-inch red ribbon, leaving very long tails, and trim the end of each tail at an angle with the shears. Embellish each side of the tail ends with letter stickers and your chosen sentiment. There are so many wording options: a holiday greeting, words from a favorite Christmas carol, or anything else that strikes your fancy!
  • Affix the bow to the top, left-hand side of the wreath with hot glue.
  • Tie another smaller bow with the green ribbon. Affix to the center of the red bow with hot glue. Use shears to trim the tails of the green ribbon so that the lettering on the red ribbon is clearly visible. 
  • Affix jingle bells to the center of the stacked bows. Tuck greenery sprigs behind the bow for added interest.

You are finished!

I love the bright, whimsical feel of this wreath, and the Christmas carol lettering is the perfect finishing touch!

A Christmas wreath that displays wording from a favorite Christmas carol. So creative and fun!

A Christmas wreath that displays wording from a favorite Christmas carol. So creative and fun!

A Christmas wreath that displays wording from a favorite Christmas carol. So creative and fun!

 On the lookout for even more holiday decorating inspiration? I invite you to check out these other projects!

DIY Tufted Card Display

Traditional Christmas Mantel

Classic Cufffed Christmas Stockings

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3 Responses to Joy to the World Christmas Wreath

  1. carla December 2, 2013 at 7:37 am #

    lindo

  2. Crystal December 2, 2013 at 11:11 pm #

    Love the wreath!! Love the bow!! Pinning :)

  3. Linda Cole December 2, 2013 at 11:31 pm #

    I love this blog!

    I can paint furniture and things like that but love coming here to learn how to get a little more crafty,

    I will have a go at this wreath but i bet it won’t be as beautiful as yours.

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