Handmade Holidays 2016 – How to make a Festive Holiday Wreath

by | November 9th, 2016 | 6

It’s day 2 of the 6th annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! Today is all about holiday decor. From ornaments to garlands to tree decor, you’ll find the most amazing ideas from 40 of your favorite bloggers and craft companies on today’s leg of the hop. Today we are sharing how to make a fun paper and ribbon wreath using papers from our friends at Graphic45. But first, did you catch yesterday’s gift ideas on the Handmade Holidays Hop? If not, start here:

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How to make a Festive Holiday Wreath – by Jenn Shurkus

Hello Everyone! Jenn Shurkus here sharing with you how you can create a festive holiday wreath using Graphic 45 papers and embossed letters created with ColorBox® Gold Sparkle Embossing Powders.

Handmade Wreathe with Clearsnap® Embossing Powders, Jenn Shurkus

Embossed Sentiment Wreath Supplies:

Prepping for the handmade wreathePrepping for the handmade wreathe

Step 1: Cut your patterned paper to be 1″ x 6″ . It works best to use double sided patterned paper. I would suggest cutting 8 sheets of paper to have enough strips for the wreath.

Step 2. Staple the loops together.

Prepping for the handmade wreathe

Step 3: Hot glue the loops around the wreath form. Alternate your pattern papers. You will want the loops to fill 3 quarters of the wreath.

Step 4: Wrap the burlap ribbon around the remainder of the wreath form, using hot glue to secure.

Step 5: Wrap ribbon around the wreath and knot at the top to be able to hang it

Handmade Wreathe with Clearsnap® Embossing Powders, Jenn Shurkus

Step 6: Die cut the letters to spell out m-e-r-r-y.

Step 7: Using Top Boss® Embossing Stamp Pad press the letters into it, then pour ColorBox® Gold Sparkle Embossing Powder over them

Step 8: Heat/melt the embossing powder.

Step 9: Adhere the letters with hot glue

Handmade Wreathe with Clearsnap® Embossing Powders, Jenn Shurkus

Handmade Wreathe with Clearsnap® Embossing Powders, Jenn Shurkus

This wreath makes a fun project and gift for a friend. Heat embossing with ColorBox® Gold Sparkle Embossing Powder really adds some nice shimmer to the project!

Jenn Shurkus, Guest Blogger

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About Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful. Visit Jennifer's blog at

6 Responses to Handmade Holidays 2016 – How to make a Festive Holiday Wreath

  1. Susan says:

    That is cute. At first sight I thought it was ribbons. Glad its paper.

  2. Monika/buzsy says:

    Very pretty. Love the pattern papers and that kraft ribbon with the heat embossed letters. Very creative Jennifer.

  3. Jean Bullock says:

    What a great idea. I have lots of Christmas scrapbook paper that need some use like this. Well done.

  4. Arianna Barbara says:

    Awesome wreath!!! Really amazing!!!

  5. AN Amazing wreath! I might have to break out some of my holiday scrapbook paper to make one of my own!

  6. Sue LD says:

    Very unique wreath design!

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