Oh Christmas Tree Wreath

Hi! I’m Emily from 52 Mantels, a blog about all things home including weekly mantel makeoverseasy DIY projectsseasonal crafts and simple recipes! I’m blessed to be the stay-at-home mother to one adorable little girl and the lucky wife to an ever-supportive hubby (who puts up with my endless projects!).
I adore: Winter Parties, Spring flowers, Summer nights and Fall clothing! Throw in a sugar-free vanilla iced coffee and I’m a happy girl!

Q&A Time!

What is your favorite holiday and why?

I adore Christmas! It’s by FAR my favorite holiday. There is something magical and sacred about Christmas that lives beyond childhood. 

What is your favorite Christmas Tradition?

Oh, I am a tradition lover! My husband jokes that I’m tradition obsessed. The favorite tradition that I’ve started with my little family is Home Alone movie night…sometime in December, preferable the week of Christmas. Complete with snacks, cocoa and jammies. It’s my favorite because it’s pretty much the only tradition my hubby will agree to. Ha! 

What is your all-time favorite Christmas Movie?

Home Alone. For the reason above! 

What has been the best present you’ve ever received and why?

Wowza, that’s a tough one! I’m going to say my engagement ring, though I got it the week before Christmas. It looked just as pretty on Christmas morning, though! :)

Why do you blog?

I blog because I love doing projects and sharing those projects with my readers. I blog because love meeting new people and getting inspired daily. I blog because mommy needs an outlet and blogging keeps it happening!

Oh Christmas Tree Wreath


An embroidery hoop, burlap and small glass ornaments: the recipe for a super fun and unique Christmas wreath! Today’s tutorial is fun and fast and the perfect way to showcase some of those small but sweet ornaments that tend to get lost on big trees.

I started with a large, wooden embroidery hoop, a square of cream burlap, a handful of shiny, tiny ornaments, aqua and green yarn, a vinyl stencil and pewter fabric paint. Oh, and my hot glue gun.
To stencil my words, I used my silhouette to first cut them out. Then I did the opposite of what I usually do. I discarded the letters and kept the negative space.
I then used a foam sponge to paint the stencil. This is burlap, so it doesn’t have to be perfect. The weave kind of hides imperfections. I wanted it to look a bit aged and distressed, so I used a light touch when painting the letters.
After the paint dried, I stuck the burlap in my hoop and trimmed the excess. Then I wrapped the top with a length of yarn. Easy as can be!
I glued the ornaments on after the burlap was placed in my hoop. This was also easy. Simply arrange your tree and glue each piece down with hot glue. I put a scrap of fabric down under the hoop in case any glue dripped through the loose weave of the burlap.
To make the tree trunk, I took a small cardboard square (a scrap of an old diaper box) and wrapped aqua yarn around it and then glued the trunk in place.
This wreath hung in my daughter’s room during Christmas. To see more details from this sweet vignette, go here.  The tutorial for the Anthro-inspired paper tree is here.
On the opposite side of my daughter’s room, I filled a shadow box with more small ornaments. Go check out the tutorial!
And, if you’re dying to see my daughter’s full nursery tour, go here!
Thanks so much for having me, Kristyn!!
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  1. 1

    Oh my goodness, this is SO cute! I love it! The whole set up is gorgeous. Great job Emily!!
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  2. 2

    Thanks so much for inviting me to join the fun series!! I’ve really enjoyed all the inspiring ideas!

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    • 3

      Thank you for being willing to participate! I am seriously so in love with your project!!! You are so talented!!

  3. 4

    This is such a darling idea! A perfect way to bring in some cute craftiness to Christmas! Can’t wait to make one for myself! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. 5

    Super cute! How I love all things Christmas. Going to check out that nursery now, too.
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  5. 6

    I ADORE this project! And Emily, too!!! Wonderful wonderful! And I really really love the ornaments in the frame…what a cool idea!!!!!! lOVE it!
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  6. 7

    Precious! I love vintage l;ooking things!
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