CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS: West-Elm Wreath Dupe

West-Elm Wreath

Like most things nowadays, I think I saw this wreath on Pinterest.  It’s a lovely linen wreath by West-Elm.  I really like the neutral tone of the wreath mixed with a little bling.  Anyway, I wanted it and even better I figured I could recreate it pretty easily.  So that’s just what I did.  Check out how I duped this lovely West-Elm Wreath.

West-Elm Wreath

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I said this would be easy to recreate and it is, but especially if you have a die-cutting machine.  My choice is my Cricut Explore.  But even if you don’t own a die-cutting machine, you can still make this project inspired by the West-Elm Wreath.  Keep reading for those instructions.  Ok, let’s get to it!

West-Elm Wreath Dupe

The Ingredients

  • Cricut Explore Machine
  • Scrapbook paper (Linen textured)
  • Chipboard
  • White glue
  • Glue Gun & Glue sticks (optional)
  • Metallic buttons
  • Chopstick or Pencil
  • 3M Removable Velcro hanger

NOTE:  I used a scrapbook paper that was Ecru color because I wanted to get as close to the look of the original wreath.  You can choose whatever color you desire to make your wreath.

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The Bones

If you have a Cricut you probably use Cricut Design Space all the time.  I knew I had seen this image because I purchased the Mother’s Day Bouquet cartridge when I had my previous Cricut machine.  But whether you own it or not you can purchase this image on Cricut Design Space.

West-Elm Wreath

Petal Clusters

The image is a 5-petal flower image.  I could tell by the original West-Elm wreath that this would need to be cut into 3 sizes to accomplish each floral cluster.  So I cut samples of this image in sizes 3″, 3.5″ & 4″ (be sure to keep the lock on to maintain the correct proportions for each of the sizes).  That size worked for my wreath size so I cut 12 of each size.

It is helpful to manipulate the images right on the Cricut Design Space screen to check the proportions of the petal images.

3-size-petals

Wreath Form

The wreath form would be cut from chipboard.  To create it I used a simple circle shape sized to 11.49″ (so it fits on a standard 12″ mat) and then, I cut (sliced) out another circle approx. 10.5″.  Using a deep-cut blade I cut three (3) wreath bases from chipboard.  I used white glue to attach them together.  BTW: Clothes pins work great to hold them in place until they dry.

West-Elm Wreath

 

Ok, believe it or not, that’s it for the design.  Told ya, this is a pretty simple design.  Now let’s put it together.

NOTE:  If you don’t have a die cutting machine, you can simply cut out the floral images by hand.  Just be sure to cut graduating sizes to create the floral cluster.  Also, if you are cutting by hand it might be easier to use cardboard for the wreath base.

 

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Assembling the clusters

To complete the wreath you will need 12 floral clusters so that means you need 12 of each graduated size floral image.  Assemble with the largest size on the bottom, middle a quarter turn and the smallest cutout on top a quarter turn.  Using only a dot of white glue, glue pieces together and allow to dry.

West-Elm Wreath

 

Adding Dimension

Even though the flat clusters are lovely, well they are just a little too flat.  Let’s give them a little dimension, shall we?  Use a chopstick or pencil to slightly curl the ends of each petal.  Yes, this will take a little time, but I don’t think it took me more than a minute to curl the petals of each cluster.  So not too bad and it makes the clusters look way more interesting.

West-Elm Wreath

 

Completing the Wreath

Ok, now lets put it all together and finish our wreath.  Using a glue gun, place a cluster at 12 and 6 o’clock.  Then place a cluster at 3 and 9 o’clock.  Now fill in around the wreath form with the remaining clusters, overlapping the clusters when necessary.  You could use white glue here too, but the glue gun makes it go much faster and the clusters don’t move waiting to dry.

West-Elm Wreath

Almost done!  Using the glue gun again, apply a metallic button in the center of each cluster.  And DONE!

Now wasn’t that super easy?

All that’s needed now is to affix a velcro hanger to the back of the wreath for hanging.

The Finished Wreath

West-Elm Wreath

Here’s a side-by-side:

West-Elm Wreath

So what do you think?  How did I do?  No, it’s not an exact match, but I think it’s a pretty good dupe.  These are going on our bedroom doors to spread a little Christmas cheer in that part of the house.

Hey, have you made any of your Christmas decorations?  I would love to see.  Please leave me a comment below and don’t forget to include the pictures.

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53 Comments

  1. haha! thanks for you r comment about the name & my site. YOU ROCK

    Se manifique! had no idea you could DIY a wreath. I love them around this festive season, great tutorial. Was interesting seeing one without any green or red on lol.

    1. Thanks Adrienne! I love that I got it done in time for this holiday season. LOL! The neutral tones match my aesthetic better than traditional colors. Thanks for the comment.

  2. Robin masshole mommy

    Oh my gosh, I love it. What a neat wreath that is. I think it’s super pretty and I totally want to make one for myself now

    1. Thanks Robin! I hope you make one and share a picture with me. Believe me this one is super easy! Thanks for the comment.

  3. I think yours turned out just as good! And now you have one that has a special memory behind it as well 🙂

    1. Yes, I love that too. I especially love it when something comes out the way I envisioned it. Thanks Chloe!

  4. This is really pretty. I made my first Christmas reef this year too!

    1. I think making a wreath is just a right of passage for each holiday season. Hey, I would love to see yours. Please send me a pic. Thanks for the comment Mihaela!

  5. This is really pretty. I may have to try it.

    1. Thanks Deanna! Go ahead and try it, its super easy.

  6. I am not the DIY type but this is so cool I might even attempt it. 🙂

    1. That’s what makes this one doable, its simple, fast & easy! Thanks Claudette!

  7. I think I like yours better! Nice job. I love the color, too.

    1. You are so sweet! I’m glad it turned out cause the West-Elm one is not available anymore. Thanks Heidi!

  8. This turned out beautifully. I wish i had patience for crafts.

    1. I know what you mean, but it helps to have a Cricut. I can just walk away and come back to assemble. NICE! Thanks Nicole!

  9. It looks great, thank you for your tips 🙂

  10. I am in love with this wreath. How creative! I actually like yours better than the one from West Elm!!

    1. Even though it’s not a perfect match, I am so happy with the way it turned out. Thanks Siobhan!

  11. So simple to make, love this wreath.

    1. It really was! Thanks Christina

  12. I bet that machine is expensive. Will really be helpful for creative entrepreneurs.

    1. The Cricut is a little pricy at just under $200/tax, but I have seen it preowned for almost half. It really does help especially during this time of year. Thanks for the comment Nicole.

  13. I am soooo not creative so this is amazing!!!

    1. GiGi, this one was so easy. But I did have some help from my Cricut LOL! Thanks for the comment!

  14. Those are such pretty wreaths! I love how you created them, I may have to look into doing something like this soon! 🙂

    1. Thanks Wren! You can do it too. It’s just paper and glue.

  15. Nice dupe of the west elm wreath! I think yours turns out pretty. I’m not very DIY kinda gal but this makes me want to try.

  16. Real talent! I wish I had at least a fourth of you creativity. The wreath you make is so pretty! I love that there are no special materials needed! Thanks for sharing the craft.

    1. You are so sweet! The fact that it was so easy makes it so doable. Go ahead and try it. Just promise to share a picture.

  17. Oh I do love a bit of DIY and the fact that this dupes something from West Elm makes it even better! Your wreath turned out amazingly!

    1. Right! I love a good dupe too. I especially love when it turns out as well as you imagined it. Thanks Sondra!

  18. Wow! I like your wreath more!! it looks a lot more expensive and pretty! Great job on the crafting there!

    1. I really appreciate that Ellie! The one from West-Elm has been discontinued so I was excited that recreating was so easy.

  19. You are so talented and creative. I am afraid I have two left hands! So in awe!

    1. Thanks Meeta! This one is easy and am sure you could do it.

  20. You did an awesome job creating this beautiful wreath! Cricut is an amazing crafting tool and handy to have.

    1. Thanks so much Bismah! I love my Cricut! I find so many ways to use it.

  21. What a fun and creative DIY. Using the cricuit it would be easy to make this with different themes.

    1. Exactly! This project confirmed why I will never divorce my Cricut! Thanks Jill!

    1. Thanks Tyler! And the best part is it was so easy!

  22. What a fun craft! I love how this came out!!

    1. It was really fun and even better, fast! Thanks Kait.

  23. this is such a great idea. i’m allergic to pine so can’t have regular wreaths. this is perfect for us.

    1. Oh, then this type of project would be perfect for you! Thanks Katrina!

  24. I love how the whole thing turned out! It’s perfect for Christmas! The colors are beautiful as well. I prefer yours over the original inspiration.

    1. Thanks Elizabeth! I love when projects turn out to be just what you had in mind.

  25. This is so pretty! So talented! I am so bad with DIY!

    1. Thanks Divine! I really think you could do this. It really was mostly assembly work. Thanks for the comment.

  26. This is so cute. It definitely also looks easy enough to make that even someone that hadn’t before could do it.

    1. Thanks so much! Yep, it was super easy. I love those kinds of projects. Thanks for the comment.

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