Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Alisa Burke Inspired Christmas Wreath

I'm a big Alisa Burke fan.  If you haven't heard of her, I encourage you to visit her blog and see some of her fabulous artwork.  You will be inspired!

Her seasonal wreaths inspired me to make one of my own, and this is what I came up with!

I just drew some holly, berries and pinecones on some book pages with a fine-tipped Sharpie.  The good news is that they don't have to be perfect.  Just go for it!

I painted them with watercolors.  And since my kids were painting their own masterpieces, I just used their Crayola watercolors.  You don't need anything fancy!

Then I cut out the shapes, leaving a bit of the plain book page showing around the edges.

Grab a embroidery hoop, some hot glue, and start layering the pieces on to form your wreath.

Voila! (It looks a bit squarish, huh? Maybe I'll add a few more leaves.)

I hung mine on a mirror in my dining room with a thin red ribbon, along with some pinecones.

Simple and unique!


  1. This is precious, Angie! Putting your art skills to work! Can you draw me some holly leaves and pine cones? I don't think mine would turn out as good. ;) Merry Christmas!

  2. I think simple is an understatement for some of those artistically challenged induviduals

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