Welcome Wreath

Hi Friends! Today I’m showing how I made this adorable Christmas Welcome Wreath. I had seen some really cute ideas for wreaths using embroidery hoops and so was inspired to try something like it for Christmas. My tutorial is below along with other wreath ideas by the talented gals in this hop. Enjoy the views!

candle on a wreath

 

Welcome to the third annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!

Stop by every day from December first through the twelfth for new ideas you can use to make your season brighter!

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They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!

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Welcome Wreath Tutorial

 

Back in the old days people used to burn candles in their windows as a sign of welcome to a weary traveler and to represent warmth and a loving family inside. Today I still see a few homes using electric candle lights instead, but I’ve always loved the idea behind this old tradition. Wreaths made of embroidery hoops are really popular right now and I wondered if I could combine this kind of wreath with a welcome candle. I knew there were clip on wireless candles and decided I would use those on the wreath and am thrilled with how they came out.

Embroidery Hoop Wreath

If you want to make a few of your own here’s what I did:

Welcome Wreath Supplies

 

wreath supplies

  • 12 inch embroidery hoop
  • clip on LED candles (link is below to buy yours)
  • wide ribbon for hanging
  • thin ribbon for wrapping
  • greenery and berries
  • thin wire
  • scissors
  • glue gun


Welcome Wreath Directions

 

  • The lights are very user friendly and run on remote. I made two wreaths so used the rest of the lights on a Christmas tree. They require two AA batteries and the clip just slides on the bottom.

LED Candle Lights

  • The hoops come in two pieces and you only need one to make a wreath. If you use the one with the screw attachment make sure to keep it at the center top while making your wreath.

hoops

  • The inside wire on the greenery was very thick and I was unable to cut it, so I just folded it back. It added some fullness and strength so I’m glad it worked out that way. Use a 12″ piece of your thin wire and start wrapping it around the greener and the hoop. I don’t recommend using a glue gun to attach the greenery because it won’t hold onto the thin wood hoop.

greenery for Christmas

  • Leave a space between the two pieces of greenery for the clip on candle.

florals on a wreath

  • Hot glue one end of the thin ribbon to the beginning of one wired section of the greenery. Start wrapping it around and around the stem and the hoop until you get to the other side. Glue in place.

wrapped ribbon around the hoop

  • If desired, knot another piece of ribbon around the center if you want some ribbon hanging. Push the knot towards the front to make room for the candle clip.

ribbon on a wreath

  • Clip on the candle light. They adjust so move it so the candle is even and straight.

candle on a wreath

  • Attach a piece of thick ribbon to the top of the hoop. You will need to measure the space you’re hanging it in and cut the length you need.
  • Hang in place with a staple gun or thumb tacks.

Christmas Wreath

I love it and am thrilled with the look. What do you think?

Here’s another fun light option to add warmth to your home.

glowing lantern

Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop 2018. Intelligentdomestications.com

Dru About Dru

There are so many things I could say but I will just start with the basics. Mother to 4. Grandmother to 11 (Yes, 11. All under the age of 9.) I am a former Army wife and we spent 15 years traveling around the world. It was such a thrill to have seen so many places and meeting lifetime friends. I spent many years working in the craft industry and love getting together with friends and creating. I have a lifelong love of thrift shops, antiques, and yard sales.

Comments

  1. SUPER cute and I love those remote control lights. I’m pinning this – you did such a great job finishing it up with the ribbon to cover the wire, etc.

  2. I love love love this wreath! It has everything I love to decorate with. The candle is such a good idea.

  3. You’re so sweet Jenny. I love embroidery hoop wreaths, so I just had to make one. I loved how easy it was, too.

  4. This is too fun with the candle. It is a great touch!

  5. This wreath is gorgeous. I think the battery candle in the middle is brilliant because it is so open and clean looking. Beautiful fresh looking wreath.

  6. Your wreath is beautiful. I love knowing the history behind the candles. The battery operated ones on the market now are just wonderful!

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