DIY J-O-Y Christmas Wreath

Today I’m sharing with you this cute Christmas wreath that is both easy and inexpensive to make. Most of the supplies used were purchased at my local Dollar Tree, Wal-mart, and Hobby Lobby.

DIY Joy Christmas Wreath

Speaking of Dollar Tree, I don’t know about you all but I seriously love that store and most especially around the holidays. They always have so many cute decorations and crafting items, and everything from ribbons and ornaments to floral arrangements and wreath supplies.  If you haven’t dropped by in a while, I would definitely recommend you check it out!

Let’s Get Started!

Supplies Used:

  • 3 Small Grapevine Wreaths (Dollar Tree $1 each) – $3.00
  • 20 ft. Pine Garland (Wal-Mart $4.97 used half) – $2.48
  • Holly & Berries Ribbon (Dollar Tree) – $1.00
  • Holly Decorative Bells Accent (Dollar Tree)- $1.00
  • J,O,Y Letters (Hobby Lobby .75 each 50% off)- $2.25
  • Acrylic Paint in Santa Red, Jolly Green, Arctic White, Silver Glitter (Hobby Lobby .25 each on sale)- $1.00
  • Foam Poly Brushes (Already Own)
  • Hot Glue Gun (Already Own)

Total Cost= $10.73 + tax

Step 1: Paint each letter in the color/design of your choosing. I personally went with red for J, a candy cane stripe for O, and green for Y. I’ve found the easiest way to paint wooden letters is to use foam poly brushes, as this leaves no paint marks and dries quickly.

With the O, I first painted it white and let it dry for 15 minutes. Next, I added blue painters tape to create stripes and painted them red. I then waited 10 minutes before removing the tape. It is best to remove the tape as soon as the paint dries or bleeding can occur. Lastly, I applied silver glitter over the red stripes for a shimmery effect.

Step 2: Begin wrapping pine garland around each grapevine wreath, leaving a little bit of the grapevine showing through. Cut off any excess and tie the end to secure it. Repeat until all 3 wreaths have been wrapped in the garland.

Step 3: Glue letters to garland-wrapped wreaths using a hot glue gun. Apply light pressure to the letters for 20 seconds to ensure the letters are secure. Add additional glue as needed.

Step 4: Using a hot glue gun, glue wreath frames to ribbon, spacing as desired. I chose to group my wreaths pretty close together.

Step 5: Garnish wreath with embellishments/bows. I glued on a cute holly leaf/bells embellishment and added a sparkly green bow above the J for a pop of color.

DIY Joy Wreath

DIY Joy Christmas Wreath

DIY Joy Wreath

Step 6:

Hang wreath on door and cut away any excess ribbon from top or bottom.

DIY Joy Wreath

And there you have it! I’m really happy with the way it turned out, especially considering it was a craft that I came up with on the fly. What do you think? Do you like creating your own holiday wreaths or would you rather buy one pre-made?

Thanks for stopping by! – Cara

Linking up on Stuff & Things, Create It Thursday, Thursday Favorite Things, and Think Tank Thursday

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56 Comments

  1. kathy @ more coffee, less talky wrote:

    the dollar store is MY JAM! i love going in there and whenever I’m in a plaza that has one, I always go in just to see what they have πŸ™‚

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Haha I’m the same way!

      Posted 12.7.15 Reply
  2. Brittney wrote:

    This wreath is actually a lot cuter than some of the ones I’ve seen in store–good job!

    Also, as a side note, I just wanted to let you know that the pink color font you have for headers doesn’t show up on screen for some monitor settings (I even checked with my desktop to see if it was just my laptop). I would want someone else to tell me if my blog’s colors weren’t showing up, so I thought I’d let you know.

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    Posted 12.5.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Brittney! I definitely appreciate the heads-up, I will see if I can get that changed in my theme. Thanks again!

      Posted 12.6.15 Reply
  3. Alli wrote:

    Bless your crafty heart! I made a wreath this year and it didn’t come out as cute as yours.

    Posted 12.5.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you!

      Posted 12.6.15 Reply
  4. Irene wrote:

    It is such an amazing post, dear!
    Have a nice weekend:)

    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3880191

    Posted 12.5.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Irene! You too!

      Posted 12.5.15 Reply
  5. Caitlin Elizabeth @ This Brunette Life wrote:

    I love it! And so much cheaper than what you would pay for it pre-made!

    Posted 12.5.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! πŸ™‚

      Posted 12.5.15 Reply
  6. Savvy Southern Chic wrote:

    Cute wreath. I love crafting with Dollar Tree stuff.

    Posted 12.4.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks, me too!

      Posted 12.4.15 Reply
  7. Katie Elizabeth wrote:

    This is super cute and pretty easy, too! I think even my DIY challenged self could handle it, haha!

    Posted 12.4.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Haha, thanks! It was really easy πŸ™‚

      Posted 12.4.15 Reply
  8. Lauren wrote:

    this turned out awesome.. est for 10 bucks! That is amazing!

    Posted 12.4.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! I try to keep crafts as inexpensive as I can. Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

      Posted 12.4.15 Reply
  9. Olya @ The Siberian American wrote:

    Love this! So so pretty! πŸ™‚

    Posted 12.4.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you!

      Posted 12.4.15 Reply
  10. Jenn wrote:

    super cute wreath! the dollar tree is seriously my go to for all decorations year round! I don’t feel an ounce of guilt spending money in there for decor πŸ™‚

    Posted 12.4.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! Me either!

      Posted 12.4.15 Reply
  11. Alexandra @ My Urban Family wrote:

    So cute! I love dollar tree diy ideas πŸ™‚

    Posted 12.4.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you!

      Posted 12.4.15 Reply
  12. Jennifer | Modern Chic wrote:

    This is so cute! Definitely want to try this asap. Thanks!

    Posted 12.4.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! Hope you’ll give it a try πŸ™‚

      Posted 12.4.15 Reply
  13. Aliza B wrote:

    These turned out so cute! I love to check and see what they have at Dollar Tree too. You never know when you are going to find something great.

    Posted 12.3.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! I was actually quite shocked that I found these grapevine wreaths, they haven’t had those previously.

      Posted 12.4.15 Reply
  14. Kayla wrote:

    I love this! And HECK YES to the dollar store!!!! πŸ™‚

    Posted 12.3.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! Dollar tree rocks πŸ™‚

      Posted 12.4.15 Reply
  15. Melissa wrote:

    This is so cute and I love that you put the cost and made it so easy to follow! SO great!

    Posted 12.3.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you so much!

      Posted 12.4.15 Reply
  16. Kristin wrote:

    Super cute! Maybe I’ll make something like this over Christmas vacation.

    Posted 12.3.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks, you should!

      Posted 12.4.15 Reply
  17. Mel wrote:

    So cute and cheap! Myself and my husband aren’t really into Christmas decorating, but I still think this is great!

    Posted 12.3.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! I don’t go all out like a lot of people but I do like to decorate my doors with wreaths.

      Posted 12.3.15 Reply
  18. Kerry wrote:

    That is so cute, so festive. i love a good wreath.

    Posted 12.3.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! I agree, a good wreath brightens up a door and makes it more welcoming.

      Posted 12.3.15 Reply
  19. Ros Emely@stressfreemommies wrote:

    This is so beautiful!

    Posted 12.3.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you!

      Posted 12.3.15 Reply
  20. Kim wrote:

    OMG Cara this is so cute and creative! I love that you can paint the letters any color/design you want and this seriously looks like something you’d buy in a really expensive home goods store. Thank you for sharing with us! I always want to do more crafts but I’m not really a “crafty” person so these little tutorials make it easy for me to live my crafty dreams LOL! XO -Kim

    Posted 12.3.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Kim! You should try it! πŸ™‚

      Posted 12.3.15 Reply
  21. Nadine wrote:

    Your wreath is so cute!!!! I love the fun different colored/patterned letters you did too. Maybe I will attempt this for next year!

    Posted 12.3.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! You should πŸ™‚

      Posted 12.3.15 Reply
  22. Kate @ Green Fashionista wrote:

    Super cute! I love how easy it is to make to and all the festive colors <3

    Green Fashionista

    Posted 12.3.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! I looked around for inspiration on how to decorate letters and really liked the idea of candy cane stripes.

      Posted 12.3.15 Reply
  23. Pinky wrote:

    WOW, this looks amazing. what a perfect holiday DIY!

    Posted 12.3.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you!

      Posted 12.3.15 Reply
  24. SMD @ Life According to Steph wrote:

    That’s really cute! I’d buy it (not a DIY crafter!).

    Posted 12.3.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! Sometimes I prefer buying something over making it too when I’m pressed for time.

      Posted 12.3.15 Reply
  25. Jennifer wrote:

    Love this! So beautiful and for such a reasonable price. So creative!

    Posted 12.3.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Jennifer!

      Posted 12.3.15 Reply
  26. Amanda wrote:

    Love it! I love the Dollar Tree too, great for crafting!

    Posted 12.3.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! I always check the Dollar Tree first to see what they have before going to actual craft stores. It’s so much less expensive. Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

      Posted 12.3.15 Reply
  27. Andrea Nine wrote:

    Absolutely beautiful! Just makes me smile! Not only are you beautiful but you’re talented too!

    Posted 12.3.15 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you so much, Andrea. Have a wonderful day πŸ™‚

      Posted 12.3.15 Reply