Christmas wreaths are a wonderful decoration piece. Hung on the door or a window, they invite the Christmas season to your home. By placing the Christmas wreath on a greeting card, you can wish family and friends a Merry Christmas.
The Christmas wreath on this card is beautifully decorated with ornaments such as balls, stars and a Christmas bell as the finishing touch. In the cut out circle you can write a nice Christmas message for the recipient.
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I dedicated a tutorial to another Christmas wreath card a few years ago.
- Craft knife
- Cutting mat
- Ruler / graphic ruler
- Pen / Fineliner
- Glitter gel pen
- Green pencil
- Double-sided adhesive tape
- Drafting compass
- Golden stars
- Blank red greeting card
- Sheet of white paper
- Sheet of beige paper
- Sheet of blue paper
- Sheet of green paper
- Sheet of yellow paper
Download a free printable template for the Christmas wreath with ornaments card 🖨️
Watch the video tutorial or scroll down for the photo tutorial (step by step instructions).
In this photo tutorial you’ll learn step by step how to make this Christmas wreath with ornaments card.
Step 1: Take a blank red card and unfold it.
Step 2: Look for the center of the card front by using a ruler. Make guidelines with a pencil if needed.
Step 3: Draw a circle using a drafting compass from the center. If you don’t have one, you can use a jar lid or a small vase instead and trace it with a pencil.
Step 4: Cut out the circle with a craft knife.
Step 5: Turn the card over and put double-sided adhesive tape on the inside of the card.
Step 6: Take a sheet of beige paper or another light color. Put it on the inside of the card.
Step 7: Cut off the excess paper with a craft knife.
Step 8: Write down the Christmas message that can be seen inside the Christmas wreath. You can draw guidelines with a pencil and ruler to help you write straight. Then write the text with a pen or fineliner.
Step 9: Remove the guidelines with an eraser.
Step 10: Let’s make the Christmas wreath. First take a sheet of white paper. Fold a piece and draw half a holly leaf from the fold.
Step 11: Then cut out the shape with scissors.
Step 12: Unfold the holly leaf and check if it fits the cut out circle on the card front. If needed, repeat step 10 & 11 a few times until you are happy with the holly leaf’s shape and size.
Step 13: Trace the holly leaf shape onto a sheet of green paper with a pencil. Repeat this step about 9 to 10 times. It also depends on your leaf’s size.
Step 14: Cut out the holly leaves with a craft knife.
Step 15: Remove visible pencil traces with an eraser.
Step 16: Take a green pencil that is a lighter color than the green sheet of paper. Draw leaf veins on the leaves
Step 17: Fold the holly leaves in half lengthwise. This creates a subtle depth effect on your Christmas card.
Step 18: To create the Christmas balls: You can take a sheet of white paper. Trace the outline of a marker pen or craft knife’s backside with a pencil.
Step 19: Cut out the shape with scissors.
Step 20: Then trace the ball shape multiple times on a sheet of blue paper with a pencil. The amount of times depends on the holly leaves of your Christmas wreath.
Step 21: Cut out the ball shapes.
Step 22: You can decorate the balls by applying small dots with a glitter gel pen to add some sparkle.
Now that we’ve made all the Christmas wreath parts, it’s time to assemble the wreath.
Step 23: First attach the holly leaves around the cut out circle, using double-sided adhesive tape.
Step 24: Then create a nice mixture of the Christmas balls and golden stars on the wreath. You can position the ornaments onto the wreath before attaching them
In my Christmas wreath I needed an odd number of Christmas ornaments, so I decided to make a Christmas bell in addition.
Step 25: In order to create the bell shape, you can fold a piece of white paper. Then draw a half bell from the fold.
Step 26: Cut out the bell shape.
Step 27: Unfold it and trace the shape on a sheet of yellow paper.
Step 28: Cut out the yellow bell with a craft knife.
Step 29: Cut a small strip of yellow paper for the bell’s clapper.
Step 30: Round off the corners on one short side.
Step 31: Attach the yellow strip behind the bell with double-sided adhesive tape.
Step 32: Then attach the bell to the wreath by using double-sided adhesive tape.
Your Christmas wreath card is ready now!