Light up Christmas Wreath!

Hi Everyone!

I’m super excited to share this project with you today! Doodlebug Designs and Lori Whitlock released SVG files of the current Doodlebug collections. As soon as I saw the adorable reindeer I knew I needed to have them pulling Santa’s sleigh across a door wreath!

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I picked up the wreath from my local dollar store. I was surprised at how full the wreath was, considering the price. I also picked up 2 packages of battery operated LED lights.

First thing I did was cut out the sleigh and reindeer on my Cricut. The sleigh is not Doodlebug, it’s from the ‘A Quilted Christmas’ cartridge. This is it as it appears in design space:

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A quilted christmas sleigh

I purchased and downloaded the SVG file from Lori Whitlock and uploaded it to Design Space. I simply multiplied all pieces by 9 to cut 9 identical reindeer.

The paper used on the sleigh is from Doodlebug Designs. The brown striped paper for the reindeer is from DCVW. The Santa is from the Doodlebug ‘Sugarplums collection’ icon sticker sheet. I adhered small rhinestones for the reindeer collars instead of the paper ones on the SVG file. Gotta have a little extra bling!

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Cricut sleigh created with Doodlebug Design’s paper and stickers

Once all my reindeer and sleigh were assembled, I got to work on the wreath. I held the battery packs for the lights to the back with zip ties. Then I simply wound the lights around the branches of the wreath until I had them perfect. I embellished with some Christmas decor items from Michael’s.

I used one of the small red balls to create Rudolph’s nose. You can’t have Santa’s reindeer without Rudolph leading the way!

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Doodlebug Design’s SVG reindeer

I adhered green and white baker’s twine to the back of the reindeer in two groups of 4. I then glued the bottom 4 reindeer to the top ones, so it’s all one piece, with Rudolph at the front. I hot glued the sleigh to one side of the wreath, then the reindeer to the other. Β It had to be pretty sturdy, as it was going on the front door.

After all that.. I love the way it turned out!

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Thanks for looking and click the photo above to save to Pinterest!

melissa-ann

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