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Winter Pennant Wreath

I shared my winter wreath tutorial last week over on Craftionary. I thought it was time to share it with all of you!

I don’t know how many of you have realized this yet… but I have a new fixation. I’m in love with bunting and pennants. I used it in my Natural Fall Mantel, my Fall Rosette Wreath, and then you saw it again earlier this week on my Christmas Mantel. Well… I used it again!

To be honest, it’s been feeling a little bit like Christmas around our home since… um…. October. I’m one of those people who starts listening to Christmas music a tiny bit early! Just a smidge. Don’t judge me. I love to go all out with decorating for the holidays. It just warms my heart to see a glittering tree, a fire in the fireplace, and a big wreath on the front door! But, alas, I had no wreath. So, in all my craftiness, I decided to make one! Here is how you can make one of your own:

winter pennant wreath

Supplies:

  • Grapevine wreath {You can find these at a craft store and they only cost about $5}
  • Muslin fabric
  • Flowers/berries/greens or whatever your heart desires to make your wreath your own!
  • Acrylic paint
  • Twine or ribbon
  • Letters stencil
  • Scissors
  • Sponge Brush
  • Hot glue gun

winter pennant wreath

Begin by cutting off the stems of your flowers. Then, hot glue them on to your wreath. Be careful… I know *ahem* someone *ahem* who has a tendency of hot gluing things to her fingers.

winter pennant wreath

While the hot glue sets {to the wreath, not your fingers}, cut your muslin into triangles. You don’t have to be perfect here. I just eyeballed it. Cut out as many triangles as you need for your letters.

winter pennant wreath

Put your muslin triangle on a piece of tin foil or plastic or something because the paint will leak through it. Then, place your stencil on top of your muslin with the letter centered on the triangle. With just a little big of paint on the brush, dab the paint onto the stencil.

If you don’t have a stencil or don’t want that stencil look, you can also use a paint pen for this!

winter pennant wreath

My letters had a weird space it them from the stencil. I didn’t like the way it looked so I just took a tiny paint brush and filled in the spaces. Not a necessary step, but definitely an option!

winter pennant wreath

Then, all you need to do is to hot glue the pennant letters onto some twine and hot glued the twine onto the wreath!

winter pennant wreath

That’s it! Now your done! Hang that beauty up on your door, on a wall, above a mantel! While this pretty little wreath is so easy to make for winter, you could easily adapt the process for spring, summer, or winter! Go ahead! Adapt away!

winter pennant wreath

What’s your decoration fixation? Are you obsessed with bunting and pennant banners, like me? Or are you getting sick of my fixation? ;)