Monday, November 18, 2013

Two Easy Vintage Wreaths with paper decor printables

My favorite Christmas decor all has similar white and creme features.
This year I wanted my wreaths to have some vintage charm.
Adding simple paper elements to two grapevine wreaths made vintage easy.
Simplicity is the name of the game for these wreath projects.
A "less is more" touch, along with easy cut-out paper elements,
is what creates their vintage feeling.

 Both start with a simple grapevine wreath.
Add a single seasonal spray.  
{These silver or red 'berries' are from Hobby Lobby}. 
  And then add a holiday element.  
For this wreath it was a simple bird cut out of music paper and outlined in glitter.  
Tuck him in a safe place in the wreath.
 Add some vintage or gauzy wire ribbon with a bow.  
Perfect vintage style wreath for any area.
Here is the printable for the simple bird.

For my second wreath,
I used a silver spray and a white glitter bird ornament in this one.
Instead of a ribbon bow, 
I made a paper one out of printed wrapping paper.
 I added a button...{it looked like it needed it.}
 The paper bow is very easy. I followed the template from blogger Jessica Jones.
Her template is below.  I altered it slightly to make it layered and larger.

Have fun with adding your own vintage elements to your wreaths!
sharing with:
Inspired Sunday at Sunday View 
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
The Scoop Party at Cedar Hill Ranch  


  1. Both wreaths are lovely and festive, but I love that wrapping paper bow.

  2. very sweet, aimee! thanks for sharing the bird template and bow tutorial--that bow looks great!

  3. Wow! These look great! Who would've thought they would be so simple! Definitely inspired me to rethink my wreaths!

  4. I love that printed paper bow. Very pretty wreaths!

  5. Lovely . . . I have two different grapevine wreaths to work with and I just love your use of paper.

  6. I love paper crafts! The bird and bow really added a lot to the wreaths! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  7. SOOO cute! Hope your Thanksgiving was lovely and blessed.

  8. Nice. That bird is so simple but so appealing. Love that it is made from a music sheet. How serendipitous. The paper bow is really well done. Visiting from Sunday View - Always a pleasure!

  9. I love your projects with the recycle bottles and the sheet music wreath I love exploring your blog

    Happy holidays


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