DIY Joy wreaths {Christmas craft}


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Today I will be sharing a super quick, simple and cheap Christmas project I did for my dining room! I knew I wanted to add a little something to my mirrors for the holidays, and this is what I came up with…


These are so simple, and can go just about anywhere!

Here is how I made them…

I started with 3 – 14″ grapevine wreaths from Hobby Lobby. Any craft store carries these. I found mine for around $2 a piece… Woohoo! I also bought 3 MDF wood letters from Hobby Lobby to spell out JOY. These were around $1.50 a piece.

To give my letters a little *bling* I used this fun new product!

Rust-Oleum Glitter Spray Paint in Silver

Love this stuff! Easy and oh so cute! I sprayed each letter and worked on the rest while they dried.

I found 3 Christmas picks with little pine cones at Hobby Lobby. These were my splurge at around $3 a piece, but I like how real they looked!

I used a small pair of pliers to cut little pieces like this off of each pick.

Then I used my hot glue gun to attach them to my wreaths. Just put a big glob (technical term) on the end of each piece and stick it into your wreath where you want it!

After my letters dried I added a big glob of glue to the back of them as well!

I glued a few extra pinecones to the bottom of each letter and I was set to go!

To hang mine I used wide burlap ribbon. I find mine at Michael’s, but I know Hobby Lobby has carried it as well!

That’s it! Simple!

Now let’s do the math…

Wreaths – $6

Letters – $4.50

Picks – $9

Paint – $4

Under $24 for all 3 wreaths… LOVE that! Fits my shanty budget quite nice!

Here are a few more shots…

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Coleen Bassett

Hi, it’s me…Coleen! I grew up in northern California. I am the second of four children. I went to college at Chico State where I met and married the love of my life 10 years ago. We have two wonderful, amazing, loving children! I am a bit of a crazy bike rider/barefoot runner! My favorite past time is to go for a run…barefoot! I am passionate about design!! I have been an independent creative consultant for 6 years. Someday I will travel the world and speak 7 different languages. Life is so good!

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5 comments on “DIY Joy wreaths {Christmas craft}”

  1. Love this idea! So cute…I’m doing this:)

  2. Visiting from SITS. Now following you!

  3. Such a cute Christmas project! I can’t wait to start tackling some Christmas crafting.

  4. Ummmm…LOVE! I just bought some of these type of wreaths on clearance at Target with this project in mind!!

  5. Cute Ideas

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