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Crafty Cajun: DIY Christmas Wreath

Posted Nov 25 2012 12:37pm

My mom is a Master crafter. She is a woman of all trades – she can cook, bake, decorate and everything in between. In my book, she is pretty much super woman. I am happy to have gotten just a few of her crafty genes.

Using those genes, I decided to try my luck at crafting my own Christmas wreath. I found this one on Pinterest and fell in love.

So, I set off to Hobby Lobby in search of the supplies. Unfortunately, red burlap is on back order from the warehouse so I picked up some green burlap (3 yards), straight pens, ribbon, styrofoam wreath mold and a few accessories to add to the wreath.

I followed the directions in this post  using a pint glass to trace circles on the burlap. The burlap definitely makes a mess but it was pretty easy to cut. I probably used 2.5 yards of my fabric to cover an 18 inch wreath.

This DIY project definitely takes some time to cut out all the circles and then attach them to the wreath. After cutting out all the circles,  I followed the same method of folding the circles in half and then in half again and attaching with the straight needles. I attached the circles to the front of the wreath first and then filled in the outer and inner sides. I didn’t touch the back of the wreath mold.

After all the circles were attached, I used floral wire to attach some snowflakes and a red peppermint candy ornament.

I used the ribbon to attach the wreath to the door. I simply added a 3M wreath hook upside down to the inside of the door and cut a hole in the ribbon to hang the wreath.

I was super pleased with how the wreath turned out. Because I used floral wire to attach the Christmas snowflakes and candy, I think I could definitely reuse the base wreath for another holiday. Mardi Gras wreath perhaps?!

Happy Crafting Ya’ll!


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