The post DIY holly ornaments and wreath is sponsored by JOANN. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep me in the crafting way!
I know most people don’t start decorating for Christmas as soon as Halloween is over, but as a blogger, I have to be ahead of the game and get into holiday mode sooner rather than later. Knowing how much I love color, can you believe that I used to decorate for Christmas in traditional red and green only?! Maybe throw in some gold here and there. But yeah, up until a few years ago, I was a traditionalist. So it was fun to explore the traditional side of things with simple red and green Christmas decorations but with a modern take. I created these DIY holly ornaments and wreath as the focal point of my red and green holly scene. While they are stunning and really catch the eye, all you need is felt, a hot glue gun, and scissors to make your own! So they are both perfect budget friendly holiday crafts. And luckily your local JOANN has everything you need to recreate them for yourself. And if you don’t have a JOANN nearby? Don’t worry, because you can get all the supplies online at JOANN.com!
See what I mean? Modern but traditional at the same time!
Materials for holly ornaments:
Begin by printing out this holly template in a few different sizes. Then cut out the template and use it to trace and cut out holly leaves from the felt sheets.
Once you have your leaves, simply hot glue two leaves together, overlapping them slightly. Then glue the leaves to the back of the ornament.
Repeat with all your ornaments. Then hang them on your tree.
I also filled in my tree with plain green and light pink ornaments and red stripe ribbon.
Materials for Holly Wreath:
For the wreath, repeat the steps above to cut out more holly leaves (you can also use a Cricut Maker for this to make the process quicker, but hand cutting works just as well). I used close to 50-60 leaves for my large wreath. But the amount you need will vary depending on the size of wreath you are making. My wreath was 24″.
Once you have all your leaves, begin with the largest leaves and hot glue them onto the wire frame. Then come back and glue on the smaller leaves to create clusters of holly leaves spreading out in different directions. Once your wreath is covered with felt holly leaves, glue on clusters of three red pom poms around the wreath as the berries.
Now that I had my two DIY projects for my mantel, I filled in the rest of the space with these cute little paper board houses from JOANN, tons of bottle brush trees, that adorable JOY pillow, and a fun giant wood gift tag sign that I found in store at JOANN. I love my modern take on the traditional red and green Christmas, don’t you?!