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“One Word” Wreath

Hi everyone!  Christmas has come and gone and now we are gearing up for the New Year.  For me, 2013 has flown by.  There's a cool trend right now that I really like.  I'm not a resolutions type of person.  It's just too much to change and then after 3 days, I've broken all of my resolutions because I don't have any discipline. 

Instead, I've embraced the "One Little Word" trend.  Pick one word and make that your focus.  For 2013, my word was patience.  I told my mom and she laughed at me!  A week later, I understood why.  I'm not a patient person.

So for 2014, I am picking a more simple word.  Calm.  I will try to be more calm.  I'm sure mom will laugh at that one too.  (wink)

"One Word" Wreath

I've put together a quick tutorial on how to build the actual wreath part.  You can use whatever word and embellishments you choose.


Here's what you'll need:

  • wreath form
  • fabric
  • ribbon
  • embellishments

"One Word" Wreath


Step 1:

Tear fabric into strips.  I tore mine into 1.5" strips.

"One Word" Wreath

Step 2:

Tie ribbon strips around the wreath form.  You can tie them in knots or bows.  My wreath is done using bows.

"One Word" Wreath

When you've covered the wreath completely, you are ready to embellish.

"One Word" Wreath


Step 3:

Embellish!  I used some burlap twine (SM-33).  I wrapped the twine around my fingers.  After about four loops, I tied it off in the center with the tails.  Using a straight pin, I pinned the bows to the wreath and used a large bead to cover the pin.

"One Word" Wreath

Step 4:

For the banner, I used my Cameo to cut the banner.  I painted the banner pieces using chalkboard paint and a chalk marker for the dots.  Using the DIY Thickers, I spelled out my one little word.  Using the burlap twine I made my bundled bows with, I strung together my banner.  The beads are from Gauche Alchemy color kits.
"One Word" Wreath

I'm hoping I can remember my one little word for 2014 now that I have it on display.

By Christina Colón


Partners In Craft Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Wreath Form
  • Gauche Alchemy Color Kits
  • Straight Pins
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Pennant Banners Cut File (by Michelle Renee)
  • Chipboard
  • Chalkboard Paint
  • Chalk Paint Marker
  • American Crafts DIY Thickers
  • DecoArts Glitter

Products Referenced in This Post

  1. TracyM #6773

    BEAUTIFUL wreath!!!

    Thank You for sharing your tutorial & crafty inspiration Christina 🙂

  2. Denise Key

    Love the tutorial going to make one my self (of course it won’t be as pretty as this one). My word of the new year is “Faith” going to have more faith in everything in my life. Thanks for the the great ideas.


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