I wanted to make a cute wreath for my front door. When I was making the pastel Christmas round-up, I saw the cutest berry wreath. And I thought- I could make that! I like making a new wreath each year. Last year was the house village wreath. This year, here’s how to make a diy holly wreath.
how to make a diy holly wreath
Let me show you a picture of the Anthropologie wreath. It’s sold for $68 and so pretty! But you can get a similar look for much less.
6 sheets of white felt $2.50
Pre Made Bow (mine is sold out. Here’s a similar one) $2
Here’s a picture of my bow at Michael’s. I couldn’t find it online, but it might be in your store still. It was on the ribbon aisle. I thought $2 was a great price for a perfectly made bow! The other options are really cute too.
Cricut to make pattern
Start by cutting a pattern for the holly leaf with the Cricut. I only like to cut Cricut felt on my machine and I only had green (no white like I wanted). I considered using the green leaves, but decided that I wanted to stick with all white.
But that was fine because I could use the green leaves as a template. I cut out 30 of the holly leaves. Sadly, I only got 5 sheets of white felt and wish I’d bought one more to make the wreath a little more full. I cut 3 sheets of felt into berry leaves. Each sheet got 10 leaves out of it. They are about 2.5″x4.5″.
Next, I used 2 of my felt sheets and cut them in half. Then I hot glued them onto the foam wreath. Hint- you can make this project even cheaper if you thrift a wreath form. Anyway, I covered the wreath with a layer of white felt so I didn’t see any of the green peeking through the leaves.
And now start hot gluing the holly leaves onto the wreath. I left a gap up top for the bow. Then I layered the holly leaves as I glued them on. I tried to create a pattern and repeated it all over the wreath.
Once the leaves were on, I glued on the felted pink balls for the berries. Then I wired on the bow onto the top of the wreath.
Finally, I added floral wire onto the back to create a loop for hanging the wreath onto the door.
Here’s how the cute holly wreath turned out! Like I said, my only regret is that I didn’t have enough felt to make more holly leaves. But overall, it’s adorable! And around $20- which is definitely less than $68. And let’s face it, sometimes the joy of making something yourself is just so satisfying!
why Cricut makes a great gift
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I still consider myself a bit of a Cricut novice- I got my first machine (the Explore Air 2) last fall. Slowly, I’ve learned how to use it and feel like I’m such a better crafter just because I can make SO many more things!
For example, last Christmas I made a big paper holly garland with my Cricut. And created the CUTEST holiday stairs with song lyrics. I’ve made labels and sweatshirts and decals and embellished bags. Seriously- the world is your oyster with a Cricut!
Then a few months ago, Cricut came out with the Joy. It’s the little sister machine. It’s petite and easy to pull out and use and a great price point. Honestly, when someone asks me what machine they should buy first, I suggest the Joy. It’s like the starter Cricut. You can make so many things with it while being a great price point and super easy to use.
Here’s my top 5 reasons for gifting a Cricut
(even if it’s to yourself 😉 )
Price: The Cricut Joy is Cricut’s most affordable machine! Which, as a thrifty person, I really appreciate. It works perfectly on it’s own, or it is a great companion machine as well (if you or your crafting friend already have a Cricut).
Size: The small size of the Joy makes is petite- it can sit on a desk, counter, or fits in any cabinet or drawer. The other Cricut machines are much bigger. Even the accessories are small so they can all be stored easily.
Portability: Since the Cricut is so small, it can be brought anywhere. Crafting on vacation or helping a friend with a project? Bring it along!
Abilities: The Joy has some capabilities that even Cricut’s other machines don’t have. My favorite of which is that if you use Cricut vinyl, it can cut without a mat. One less step makes for a more efficient project. It can also make long cuts (up to 20 feet in certain colors) and has it’s own card mat which means you can make super unique cards really easily.
Starter Machine: I think that the Joy is the perfect starter machine for all the reasons listed above. My sister recently wanted to start using a Cricut, and the Joy is what I suggested. Then, if you love it and want to upgrade to being able to cut wider projects and more materials, you can get a bigger machine.
This would 100% make a crafter’s Christmas!
Anyway, I hoped you liked this holiday post! My neighborhood goes all out with Christmas lights and decor so I really need to step it up. This diy holly wreath was the first step!
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