How I Made A Wreath In 30 Minutes

Yesterday marked one of the happiest days of my life; being given the chance to marry my best friend is something I am thankful for everyday. Yes, I tell people I’m married to a five year old, but he is genuinely the best part of my life.

And to celebrate, I made a wreath in under 30 minutes with bad words on it. I caution you now, if you are not partial to cursing, don’t read any further. Swearing in our household is a given, and I really think Husband elevates it to an art. I thank the United States Navy for teaching him that.


One thing I’ve always envied is Husband’s carefree nature. He once told me he saw no point in worrying; surviving a war zone has given him not necessarily a rosy outlook, but he sees no point in stressing over what tomorrow might bring. Whereas I, on the other hand, am in a constant state of worried panic. I did, however, find myself giving his advice to one of my coworkers, so perhaps his unclouded view is slowly rubbing off.

Even if I remain a worrier for the rest of my life, Husband has at least taught me how to swear like a fucking champ.

Read on for the full wreath tutorial!

I posted recently about different ways to decorate with embroidery hoops – you can read it here. Using them as wreath bases is such a fast and simple way to start a wreath. Sure, I’ve got forms, but setting this up literally took me about five minutes. The blue knit fabric I used came from an unsaveable shirt of Husbands, which just adds to the meaning behind the wreath.

The lettering is cut from small wallpaper samples. I was saving them for the perfect craft since they were so small! Plus, the different textures between samples and fabric just works so well together. I didn’t want to wait for something to dry (Husband can tell you, I’m very impatient), so I sewed only the very left side of each letter to the blue striped piece of paper. Once I had my main design finished, I thought about how to quickly secure it. Glues are just messy, and embroidery would take too long, so I decided to sew down only certain parts of the design. Both tail ends now sport springy green thread holding them to the wreath.

Sewing only the tails was definitely the way to go! Fast solutions are the best!

For the silver lettering, I simply grabbed my brush marker and wrote out “well” and “this” on plain white paper. When I was happy with the letters, I simply cut them out and, again, sewed them down to the wreath in only a couple of places. The word “this” required less than ten stitches, which I rocked out pretty fast. If font isn’t your thing, the words could definitely be traced or printed on decorative paper.


My brand new wreath – that took me less than 30 minutes to create – hangs on the back of our front door. Husband gave it his seal of approval, which marks my first creative endeavor to make him laugh. I like to think it will serve as a reminder to not take life so seriously. Of course, there’s a time for serious effort, but worrying like I do doesn’t get you anywhere. Trust me.

Here’s to many, many, many more years of swearing and living and loving with my best friend.




Author: Tiffany Fay

I'm Tiffany! I blog about illness, crafting, and share lots of tutorials. And photos of my cats

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