Fearless Friday, Holiday Wreaths

Let’s continue creating Christmas spirit

and paint holiday wreaths and holly ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป

These are easy peasy,

and no fancy art skills required!

You can use watercolor or markers

and make cards, tags or gift wrap


watercolor paint, colored markers

card stock, heavy watercolor paper

blank cards suitable for watercolor or marker

white bags or butcher paper {for gift wrapping}

Let’s start with holly

Load a large round brush with green watercolor

Paint some abstract loose leaf shapes

Add some red berries with small round shapes

When the paint is dry,

use a fine liner pen and loosely draw the leaf and berry outlines

and a few swirly lines~

that’s it!

Make a gift tag or a card

or paint a bag or piece of butcher paper

with scattered holly sprigs and use it to wrap a gift

You can also create a festive wreath with markers

Start with a word or message

Then make a circle around it with short green strokes

Curve the strokes in the same direction all around the message,

forming a circle

I used a dark green marker first,

then added more branches with a lighter shade of green

Then lime

Add red dots for berries and to decorate the center

You can outline “merry” with a black fine liner pen

for a final touch if desired

This is the same wreath in watercolor

With a red bow to finish

The next watercolor version uses abstract shapes and dots

I indicated leaves with dabs of my brush,

just randomly putting down different size shapes,

fast and loose, not over thinking it

I used what I call “scribble technique” for the final touch,

outlining some of the shapes with a black fine liner pen

and basically scribbling over the leaves

I made some collages of these tutorials

in case you want to pin them for reference

Holiday Wreath is also available in my Society 6 Shop

on many different items!

There are huge pre-Christmas sales going on right now

You can shop here

I just added children’s t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies to my shop too

and can’t wait to get some for my grands

Many styles and colors, you can see a sampling here

I hope you have fun trying these wreath and holly designs,

I would love to see photos of your creations!

Be Fearless!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado/  Love Your Creativity 

 Whatโ€™s for Dinner/ Between Naps on the Porch 

All About Home/ Common GroundFollow the Yellow Brick Home

  Oh My Heartsie Girl / Turn About Tuesday / Our Tiny Nest

  Karinโ€™s Cottage Linky Party / Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

 Full Plate Thursday/ Creatively Crafty/ Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade

22 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Holiday Wreaths”
  1. I love painting wreaths! Yours are wonderful and I love them all but that last one really wins a spot in my heart. I love the color blends and the “scribble technique” works like a charm here!

  2. You are so talented, and make it look like anyone can paint, but I know better, LOL! Your design sense so natural and flows from your paintbrush with ease.

  3. I like the look of the black liner pen filled in with color. It looks so creative and interesting. Even if I don’t have time to paint or do a project, I feel just as relaxed looking at your work! Virtual creativity at its best!

  4. lulu says:

    I wish I had your talent when it comes to painting.

  5. NikiLEOwife says:

    These are so good!

  6. Jenna, you make it look so easy. You are an amazing talent!

  7. lghiggins says:

    These wreaths are so different but so appealing. Who doesn’t love a Christmas wreath?

  8. Very, very festive!

  9. I always love how you take us step by step and make it look so easy. So beautiful

  10. Julie says:

    Jenna, thank you for sharing this tutorial on making holiday wreaths. They will make nice Christmas cards or to be framed.
    I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving Jenna.

  11. Kim says:

    Love all the different wreathes and techniques you have showed here. Beautiful! You are so talented Jenna! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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