How to Make a Pretty-in-Pink Joy Wreath

My favorite types of DIY Christmas decorations are ones that are cute, simple, and inexpensive, and this one checks all those boxes! To make this pastel "joy" wreath, you just need a few materials that can be found at most dollar or crafts stores. This handmade holiday wreath is sure to make your front door shine this season.

Hi, I'm Melissa Johnson and I run the lifestyle blog Best Friends for Frosting. For me, there's almost nothing that says Christmas like a pretty front door wreath, yet often we remember to decorate the inside of our homes for the holidays but neglect the outside. Well now you have no excuses! This DIY Christmas wreath is easy to make and will last for seasons if you pack it away carefully once winter has passed.

I love holiday words like "love," "joy," "peace," and "hope," and chose "joy for this wreath because the wreath shape itself works perfectly as an "o." But you could also easily make yours read "love" or "hope" by changing up the letters you use. You can also adjust the color palette to suite your tastes. I love a pretty pastel color scheme so I chose a soft pink to complement the greenery in this wreath, creating a subtle statement. But if you prefer more traditional Christmas colors like red or gold, pick up paint in that color. Because I like my decor to be subtle and tasteful, which is why I adore the soft pink mixed with some greenery in this wreath. You could even look for a spray paint that also has a glitter in it for some shimmer and shine!

Ashley Baumgartner

Materials Needed

  • Wood letters: J and Y
  • Grapevine wreath
  • Pink spray paint
  • Floral wire
  • Wire snips
  • Twine
  • Faux peonies
  • Faux greenery vine
  • Clear fishing line
  • Scissors
  • Faux pink berries (optional)
  • Ribbon (optional)

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How to Make the Wreath

Step 1: Paint Your Wreath Letters

Apply a coat of spray paint to your wood letters; let dry. Repeat to get a solid, even layer of color. Try adding a fun finish like glitter or luster for even more holiday cheer or look for a spray paint that has a sparkle finish.

Step 2: Add Your Wreath Decorations

Add the faux greenery to the grapevine wreath, using florist's wire to secure the strand in place. Add as much or as little of the greenery as you like to get the effect you want. Add a large peony bloom or two to the wreath and accent with colorful berries or a pretty bow.

Ashley Baumgartner

Step 3: Attach Your Letters & Hang

Use clear fishing line looped around the top or base of the letters to attach each letter to the wreath to create the word "joy." Weave the fishing line through the grapevine wreath and knot the end to make a loop, hiding the ends beneath the greenery.

Use a length of twine wrapped around the top of the letter "j" to create a hanger for your wreath. Hang from a nail or adhesive hook (a damage-free solution).

It's always important to remember to treat others with kindness, but even more so during the holiday season. This wreath is such a wonderful reminder to keep my spirits up and spread positivity to others whenever I see it. I hope it brings you the same joy!


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