Tuesday, December 9

DIY Cardinal Christmas Wreath

Every winter, one of my favorite projects is decorating our Christmas tree and a wreath to match.  Mr. Q and I decorate on the day after Thanksgiving so we can enjoy our decorations for a long time, and I like to have a theme to work around.  This year I picked my Christmas decorating theme in July - yes, I have become one of those people.  On our vacation in Williamsburg, I decided that our Christmas theme should be Virginia: lots of Colonial-inspired plaid and gingham, gold and pewter decorations inspired by the two ornaments I bought on our trip (sneak peeks here and here), and our beautiful state bird, the cardinal.  I hope that my cardinal Christmas wreath puts a smile on your face today!

I've been using the same wreath form for years - you can see last year's wreath here.  I took everything out but the red poinsettias and pewter berries (which are stuck directly into the wreath using their picks), wrapped my plaid ribbon around the form and clipped on the cute feather cardinals I found at JoAnn Fabrics.  It was a super easy, quick craft that makes a big impact on our front door!

I got a little holiday decorating envy when one of our neighbors added a lit garland around her door.  Mr. Q got his Clark Griswold on with a dollar-store garland, a strand of lights, and some of the new Command hooks, and now I'm as happy as can be!

Linking Up:

Catch As Catch Can at My Repurposed Life
Categorically Crafting at Someday Crafts
Flaunt It Friday at Chic on a Shoestring
The Party Bunch at Whipperberry
Saturday Sparks at Pieced Pastimes


  1. I'd love to add a nice big wreath to our front door, but honestly I'm too indecisive to decide what I'd want it to look like. Although I'm thinking I'd love something more nature-y like this, but that's about as far as I've got.

    1. The craft floral picks that are sold at places like Michael's and AC Moore make it pretty easy to switch up the look of a basic wreath. I could have gone a little more rustic with some pinecones or apples but I wanted a little glam in there too with the plaid and sparkly branches!