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Holiday JOY Wreath

By: Candie Cooper
Candie Cooper
Candie Cooper
Candie Cooper is a jewelry designer with a passion for combining unique materials and color combinations, inspired by extensive travel and her years living in China.  Candie is the author of "Metalworking 101 for Beaders"(Lark Books 2009), "Felted Jewelry" (Lark Books 2007), and "Designer Needle Felting" (Lark Books 2007).  Currently she's creating designs for a variety of companies in the craft industry as well as for craft and jewelry-making publications.  Candie teaches workshops both nationally and internationally and has appeared on the Public Television series "Beads, Baubles and Jewels" as well as co-host for "Hands On."  She earned a Bachelor's degree in Art Education and Fine Arts from Purdue University.  For a further peek at her creative life, please visit www.candiecooper.com.
Fill your house with the spirit of the holidays with this scented wreath.
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Skill Level: Beginner


Plaid ® Brush Sets - Foam Brush Set of 3
Item #44269
Handy foam brushes are the perfect size for a variety of craft projects, including varnishing, basecoating and more. For use with waterbased finishes and paints only.


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Apple Spice, 2 oz.
Item #951
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.


Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Item #CS11301
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.


Other Supplies
1-1/4" Wood letters
Mini scented pine cones
Styrofoam wreath form
3” wide burlap ribbon
1 yard of brown burlap
3/4 yard red beaded trim
hot glue gun and glue
upholstery tacks


  1. Secure the end of the ribbon to the back of the wreath with hot glue. Wrapthe entire wreath with the ribbon and secure the tail as you did when you started.
  2. Use a special die cutter to cut circular flower shapes from the burlap or cutcircles from hand. I used 12 large (4” diameter) and 12 small (3” diameter) circle pieces to create the flowers.
  3. Make shallow cone pieces from the circular burlap pieces by cutting a slit in them and overlapping the ends to create a cone shape. Secure them with hot glue.
  4. Cut 3, 4” triangles from the burlap.
  5. Dab each burlap flower piece and triangle with Mod Podge Matte. Lay them on plastic while they dry. 
  6. Paint the small flower pieces and J-O-Y letters with the Folk Art Apple Spice paint. Leave to dry.
  7. Glue the small flower piece to the inside of the big flower. Glue the pinecone to the center of the flower pieces. Repeat for all the pieces.
  8. Glue the letters to the center of the triangles. Then, glue the triangles to the beaded trim using the photo as a guide. Cut away any beaded dangles that hang in front of the letters. 
  9. Glue the pinecone flower pieces to the bottom side of the wreath in a cluster.
  10. Secure the banner across the top at an angle with hot glue, trimming away excess trim.
  11. For a finishing touch, push the upholstery tacks around the bare areas on the front of the wreath. For added security, use hot glue so they stay put.
Project Tip: If your wreath is going outside, try the Mod Podge Outdoor formula.
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