Now that I’ve shared the exciting news about my first book: Washi Tape Christmas, I thought it would be fun to share a few of the fun projects from inside the pages. It’s a great time to start thinking ahead to the gift giving season, because we all know how quickly November speeds by.
One of my favorite projects in the book, is this Patchwork Christmas Wreath made with different patterns of green washi tape.
The “how to” is pretty simple, but once all together on a wreath, it’s just a fun way to greet friends on your front door, or to hang above the fireplace.
To get started, this project is found on Page 20 of the book under the category of “Darling Decorations”. To start you’ll need:
-a styrofoam wreath foam
-green velvet ribbon
-a big red velvet bow
-washi tape in an assortment of green patterns
-the holly berry template found in the back of the book on page: 58
-tiny red card stock circles
Directions: Print out the template from the book of the holly berry leaves. Tape rows of washi tape on top of the template. Once your leaves on the template are covered in a random pattern, cut out all the leaves. You’ll need to repeat this step a few times to have enough leaves to cover the wreath. Wrap your wreath form with the green ribbon. With pushpins, push the pin through a set of three holly berry leaves together working your way around the wreath. Top each little push pin head with a tiny red circle of card stock to cover the head of each pushpin and to look like the berries for the holly berry wreath. Use tiny glue dots for each push pin head to adhere the red circles. Finish the wreath with a big red bow for hanging. Here’s a few of the step by step photos to help you along with this project.
I love how it turned out! It’s a fun way to add more greens to your holiday decor. Happiest of Handmade holidays to you and yours!
Thanks for all your excitement about my new book, Washi Tape Christmas. For a limited time, you can buy the book directly from us as a darling gift package. It makes a great gift!
Do you get the itch to make holiday decorations for Christmas this time of year too? I just love handmade decorations!
*Don’t miss the first project I shared from my new book: the Sneak-A-Peek packs, perfect for giving homemade treats this season.