Here it is – my first official Christmas post and it is a Christmas Wreath!

Now, if this upsets you and you feel I should wait till Thanksgiving, my apologies. But as a blogger, like in magazines, if we wait that long, the pressure is on for everything else and the crafting gets left behind.

And plus, I love to start Christmas early!

This wreath is a Christmas version of the Wood & Burlap Fall Wreath I shared a few weeks back.

This wreath can be customized to whatever colors and patterns you like. It is pretty simple, here at the steps.

Step 1

You simply start with a wreath form. I used a flat wooden form like this one, but almost any one will work. It is a 12" wreath.

We sliced the wood from logs we had with a chop saw. The slices were between 2.5" and 3" each. However, rumor has it that Michael’s Stores are now selling the slices in a bag.

Layer them around once and then a second time overlapping the seams of the first round.

If your wreath is going indoors, you can use hot glue, but if you are putting it in a warm or sunny spot, use a weather safe adhesive.

Tie a ribbon around the form for hangining before you beginning gluing the wood on.

Christmas-Wreath-Tutorial

Step 2

Fold over pieces of burlap ribbon, and glue them down in multiple directions to create a framework to build on. I also followed back in with the sheer snowflake ribbon for a little more pattern.

Winter-Wreath

Step 3

Glue on pinecones in multiple sizes and directions.

Wood-Slice-Winter-Wreath

Step 4

Using glue, tuck in varying pieces of imitation or real greenery. I used a green one with blue berries and then went back in to layer in the green berries.

Burlap-Ribbon-Christmas-Wreath

And then hang it up and enjoy!

Wood-Slice-Christmas-Wreath

Thanks so much for reading and happy crafting!

Update - I am proud to report that this wreath was photographed by BHG Christmas Crafts magazine for their 2014 edition.

 

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