I love Christmas time. It’s one of my favorite times of the year for crafting too. Every year I make wreaths. This year, I wanted one of the wreaths to showcase the beauty of a simple and peaceful Christmas. So I featured a little tin church, some decorative sprigs as well as the Star of Bethlehem. I combined some off the shelf letters and a simple grapevine wreath as a jumping off point. The rest just seemed to come together for this lettered wreath with a little bit of inspiration from the Christmas season displays in town.
Supply List and Sources:
- 8 inch Letters– N, E, L
- Drill –From crafting to yard projects, this is the one I use and it is just my fave for my sized hands.
- White Spray Paint
- Grapevine wreath
- Floral wire
- Tin ornament- in store only, Michael’s
- Tin star- in store only, Michael’s
- Greenery stems- in store only, Michael’s
- Garden Twine
- Branch- trimmed from my yard.
The wreath took about an hour to assemble from start to finish. I started making the grapevine wreath first. I wanted it to look like a little woodland scene. A freshly fallen layer of snow on a starry night. I attached the little church, greenery and star on with floral wire. I wanted this wreath to hold up to all sorts of wintry situations, especially on the front door. Of course, I was sparkling from head to toe with freshly fallen glitter from wiring these in place. It makes me giggle when I hear I have glitter in my hair or even on my cheeks. My kids or family always seem to point it out. They know, I’ve been crafting. Just like when I’m digging in the garden and I come in covered in dirt.
I love how during the day the sunlight hits the back of the wall in the tiny church and it seems to glow. You could also wrap the grapevine wreath in tiny lights to add another special touch. This lettered wreath would look great just about anywhere. I have a feeling that over the years it will be found in almost every room of our house during the holidays. Making a yearly wreath is a wonderful family tradition.
For the rest of this DIY tutorial, please visit my post on DIY Network. I’ve got tons of photos to walk you through the rest!
From our home to yours, we wish you the Merriest of Christmases this year.