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I’ve been pinning craft and gift ideas for Christmas for a few months now and decided that if any of them were ever going to get finished, I better get on it. The three I decided to focus on today were the Christmas Card Wreath (had to get this one finished before all the cards started showing up), Wine Cork Christmas Trees and a Family Photo Collage Frame.

This post is going to detail the Christmas Card Wreath.. I’ll post the frame and wine cork tree tomorrow.

The Christmas Card Wreath was a find from Felicia at Go, Graham, Go. I actually saw it first on Instagram when she posted her finished product.. after I had just returned from Hobby Lobby.. yep.. was going to have to go back once I saw how cute hers was.

Here’s what I used:

  • One large, flat floral wreath – these are like pressed wood, not the Styrofoam kind… Mine was $5 at Michael’s
  • Christmas wrapping paper – 2 different kinds (whether they coordinate is up to you)
  • Mod Podge
  • Small sponge paint brush
  • about 14-16 regular sized clothes pins
  • hot glue gun
  • Xacto knife (actually I had to use the utility razor.. my xacto knife is MIA apparently)

Decide which wrapping paper you’re going to use for the wreath and cut out enough to cover the entire thing. Apply a coat of modpodge on your wreath and press it on to the paper (make sure you get the correct side…). While you’re letting that dry, get the other paper ready for the clothes pins. Now go back to the wreath and with your xacto knife, cut around the edges.

Note.. Make sure you have something under it so you don’t cut your table surface with the xacto knife. Not that I’m saying I know from experience or anything…

Now go back to the clothes pins. Take one of the clothes pins and trace out the size on the other paper that you chose. Cut that out, apply a coat of modpodge to one side of the clothes pin and then put the paper on it. Do this over and over again until all your clothes pins are finished.

Once you’ve covered all the clothes pins you’re ready to start assembling. Using a hot glue gun, attach the clothes pins alternating the openings up and down (this way you’ll have cards on the outside of the wreath and on the inside). At this point, you’re finished. The one thing that I added was a ribbon on the back to hang it on the wall.

This was a super easy project and a perfect way to showcase all the Christmas and holiday cards that are going to start showing up in your mailbox. Thanks so much to Felicia for the inspiration! If you guys make this, I’d love for you to share the post in the comments section!

Christmas Card Wreath tutorial

Kristen

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