Handmade Holidays Nov. 23: Wonderful Wreaths

on November 23 | in Handmade Holidays, Sewing Inspiration, Sewing Tutorials + Patterns | by | with 63 Comments

 Wreaths are a wonderful decoration for your home and don’t need to be limited to just your door, or even just for Christmas! Here are some fun ways to sew and stitch wreaths for your holiday decorations for Christmas and into the New Year.


Today’s Guest Curator:
Lisa from Pink Hollybush Designs

From Lisa:
Hi, I’m Lisa. I sew, smock and blog over at Pink Hollybush Designs. Pink Hollybush Designs specializes in fabrics and patterns for smocking, but I also sew for myself and my adult daughters, so my blog covers a little bit of everything when it comes to sewing! I am excited to guest curate this post for Sew Mama Sew, and share with you a Wonderful Wreaths. When you are through checking out these fun projects, come on over to my blog, check out some more sewing ideas, and sign up for my newsletter. To celebrate, I am giving away two or my Smocked Wreath Ornament Kits to newsletter subscribers! You can follow me on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook, as well my blog for more sewing and smocking ideas.

Lisa also recently shared Lacey Christmas.

Make It


Log Cabin Mini Quilt
First up is this Log Cabin Mini Quilt Tutorial from Christa Quilts. Use traditional Christmas prints, modern prints, or colors that match your décor.


Embroidered Christmas Dresden Pillow
If tackling even a mini quilt is more than you would like to take on, Jennie from Clover and Violet has a wonderful tutorial on making an Embroidered Christmas Dresden Pillow.


Christmas Wreath Cross-Stitch
If you would prefer to cross-stitch rather than quilt, Agnes Palko has made her Christmas Wreath Cross-Stitch pattern available for free on Craftsy.


Crochet Wreath
Of course, the tree needs a wreath, and Rhondda of Oombawka Design will help you to crochet a wreath ornament for the tree or use it to hold a candle instead.


Rosemary Wreath Place Card Tutorial
Your holiday table could use a few wreaths as well, and Camille will be glad to show you how to add elegance with her Rosemary Wreath Place Card Tutorial.


Holly Wreath Stitching Card
Do you remember stitching cards when you were little – those cards with the shoelace that you threaded in and out? I loved them. Well, here is the adult version! Use the free Holly Wreath Template from Stitching Cards to make a beautiful card for that someone special, or put it in a frame for a special Christmas decoration. (See this tutorial on how to use the free template.)


Repurposed Shirt Wreath
Of course, I couldn’t forget the door! Sarah from Sadie Season Goods repurposed flannel shirts to make her wreath.


Felted Acorn Wreath
And if you are looking for something a little bit different that will carry you from fall through Valentine’s Day, you can try making some felted acorns and attach a heart like Claire from Pillar Box Blue.


Wreath Printable
Wish everyone Peace on Earth by painting your own wreath, using this printable, from Just Paint It!

Related posts you might enjoy: Fabric Wreaths

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Check out our 2015 Handmade Holidays list for more fun, creative ideas.

Here are our 2016 themes:

November 22: Gifts for Design Lovers
November 21: Bags to Make and Give
November 20: Lacey Christmas
November 19: Gifts for Artists
November 18: Scrap Busters
November 17: Gifts for the Dapper Gentleman
November 16: Gifts for the Girl Boss
November 15: Easy to Ship Gifts
November 14: Table Runners
November 13: Gifts for the Cook
November 12: Gifts for the Entertainer
November 11: Quick and Easy Gifts
November 10: Gifts for Book Lovers
November 9: Heirloom Gifts
November 8: Fast Projects for the Holidays
November 7: Gifts for Babies and New Parents
November 6: Gifts for Geeks
November 5: Stitched and Sewn Stocking Stuffers
November 4: Gifts for Playtime
November 3: Gifts for Four-Legged Friends
November 2: Gifts for Travelers
November 1: Gifts for Students

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63 Responses to Handmade Holidays Nov. 23: Wonderful Wreaths

  1. Rose in MN says:

    Love the dresden wreath pillow!

  2. Sandy in Ohio says:

    I am always looking for new ideas for wreaths!

  3. Cyrus says:

    I LOVE the little rosemary wreath! Such a good idea!

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  5. Jodie in CA says:

    I looooove historical quilts.

  6. Jess in WA says:

    I miss string art! I really should try that card. 🙂

  7. DebbieKL in NY says:

    The rosemary wreath is super cute!

  8. Sarah J in OH says:

    Wow- one for every style! I actually love the felted acorn wreath, not usually my style, but too cute!

  9. erika says:

    The fabric ones are great

    • erika in MA says:

      from MA

  10. Shannon in WA says:

    I may try those acorns with some left over roving

  11. Barb K in NE says:

    I like the Log Cabin quilt and also the “Shirt” wreath!

  12. Breanna usa says:

    The felted acorn wreath is lovely and I really like the bright colors.

  13. Barb in Mi says:

    I love the felted acorn wreath- and the stitched card!

  14. Embroidered Christmas Dresden Pillow now on my to-make list!

  15. Chris says:

    I am a Log Cabin addict. Thanks for the projects.

  16. Janine in SC says:

    Thank you so much. I love them all but now I have an excuse to trim thàt wildly overgrown rosemary bush in my backyard. My house will smell awesome! From.

  17. Delia in VA says:

    I love the felted acorn wreath! Cute.

  18. Patty says:

    The place card is my favorite

  19. Judy In OR says:

    Great wreath ideas.

  20. Nancy says:

    What great ideas…love the rosemary place card too…simple but elegant! Thanks for all the suggestions

  21. Katie in CA says:

    So gorgeous! I love the heart wreath!

  22. Amy in IL says:

    I like the idea of the rosemary wreath. So cool looking at a table setting.

  23. amber in ny says:

    i love the rosemary wreath place card holder!

  24. Kathy L in VA says:

    I’m going to use the rosemary place cards today, and I love the stitch card.

  25. Claudia says:

    The rosemary place card wreath is an elegant touch to a any dinner party, holidays or not.

  26. Karen A says:

    What a great array of wonderful projects. Thanks for sharing!

  27. Judi B in VA says:

    I might get my kids to make the mini rosemary wreaths! So cute.

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  29. Rebecca Kuck says:

    Love the repurposed shirt wreath, so clever and pretty too!

  30. Ramona from CA says:

    That acorn wreath is so cute!

  31. Lydia R. in WA says:

    Oh I do love wreaths and the log cabin mini quilt is so up my alley. Right up there with the Dresden pillow, the hand stitched card and the rosemary place cards. Great day, Nov24th Lisa.

  32. Jayne - TN says:

    All so beautiful! I haven’t had a wreath of any kind hanging for a long time!

  33. Jamie says:

    I love that wreath! It’s just my style!

  34. Gweneth says:

    I like the repurposed shirt wreath and the sewn card.

  35. Charlotte in GA says:

    Nice ideas today! Thank you!

  36. Heidi in WA says:

    Felted acorn wreath is so fun!

  37. Ramona in MI says:

    I love all these different wreaths. I’m definitely making the plaid fabric one!

  38. I love making cards. I am going to make that christmas wreath card this weekend.

  39. Beth in Mich says:

    Just love all these wreaths!

  40. Emma in FL says:

    I would love to win the book. Thanks for the chance 🙂

  41. Kathy Slaughter Cummings says:

    Gorgeous projects! Thank you.

  42. Gwen in NJ says:

    I love the simplicity of the Rosemary Wreath Place Card. It’s a perfect fit with a table of shimmer and merry color.

  43. Linda in IN says:

    Love all these ideas

  44. Renea says:

    I love wreaths for all kinds of seasons and holidays. Thanks for sharing these great designs and for the giveaway.

  45. Karen McMahon says:

    Great holiday ideas!

  46. Julie says:

    They are all so pretty… but I love the Dresden cushion!

  47. Linda Fleming says:

    Love the Felted Acorn Wreath with the Heart. Great use of found objects.

  48. Lee in MI says:

    Great wreath projects – I especially love the dresden wreath pillow!

  49. Cathy from KY says:

    Hoping to win. Signing up for the newsletter.

  50. Anne Marie says:

    Wreaths are my favorite and I love all of these.

  51. Claire says:

    Lovely round up I like the shirt wreath, as I loved upcycled fabric projects. Thank you so much for featuring my felted acorn wreath.

  52. Wendy in MI says:

    These are cute!

  53. SS in NH says:

    Love the pretty place cards!

  54. Cathie, CA says:

    I love these wreaths. Hard to decide which one to make first. Thank you for the chance to win this great book.

  55. Eleanor says:

    Cute felted acorn wreath!

  56. Barb B in BC says:

    Thank you for sharing all the wreath ideas. I am going to make that card for sure!

  57. Linda Cornwell says:

    Everything is lovely, but the Felted Acorn Wreath is my favorite! I’m a Fall fanatic, and that would look great in my front window.

  58. jessicac says:

    The rosemary placecard is simple and sweet.

  59. Bernie says:

    Love this group of ideas – Pinned the mini wreaths and the pillow project. Excellent ideas!

  60. Mandi in CO says:

    The rosemary wreath would look great on my table.

  61. Kate in MO says:

    Those place cards are too cute!

  62. Marilyn in WA says:

    I love the place card wreath and felted pinecone wreath!

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