• Simple Illustrated Holiday Wreath Worksheet

    Today’s article features a special treat: a free printable worksheet! You can use the worksheet to learn how to make five simple holiday wreath illustrations that are suitable for a variety of projects.

    The TPK Illustrated Wreath Worksheet

    One of the very best ways to make something “pop” on a piece of paper? Draw an illustrated wreath around it! You can draw wreaths any time of year, but they’re truly at home during the winter, when wreaths abound in real life. For today’s article, I came up with five different illustrated holiday wreath designs and made a simple free worksheet out of them.

    About the Simple Illustrated Holiday Wreath Worksheet

    True to its name, this worksheet provides a reference sheet for how to make some easy holiday wreath designs. You can observe the finished wreath on the far left, then find basic instructions for making it in the second column. The third column provides a light gray wreath for tracing, and the last column allows you to practice drawing the wreath on your own!

    You can find this free worksheet by clicking here! If you plan to fill it out with a pointed pen, be sure to print on high-quality paper like 32# laserjet (affiliate link).

    This little worksheet endeavors to give you holiday design inspiration! You can use any of these wreaths to enhance greeting cards, envelopes, bookmarks, whatever. Though each wreath starts with a circle, you should feel free to modify the shape to suit your project.

    Applying the Worksheet to Real Life

    I decided to put my favorite wreath of the five — the “Midcentury” — to the test on some mail art! I documented my process in the hopes that these photos will help you use these illustrated wreaths on your own projects.

    I used a pointed pen for my mail art, but you can draw wreaths using any writing utensil.

    1. Make a Draft

    To use any one of these wreaths on a project, you’ll begin by lightly drawing a circle in pencil.

    I’m using a fairly dark envelope here, so I chose to make a white circle using a white mechanical pencil.

    Then, make a draft of whatever you wish to put inside your wreath.

    I always make a design inside my draft circle before tackling my wreath. It’s easiest to center a letter or symbol while the outside wreath is still just a circle.

    “Ink” the design inside the circle, then you’re ready to start working on your wreath.

    I used Bleed Proof White ink to trace over this Roman style letter.

    2. Draw the Wreath

    Regardless of which wreath you choose to make, you should pay close attention to your circle pencil draft as you draw it. The Midcentury wreath, in particular, relies on precision to result in a harmonious circle.

    I chose to use Finetec Arabic gold watercolor to draw this wreath. The design motif and the pretty gold remind me of vintage sunburst clocks.

    Once you finish, the wreath should look something like the image below.

    3. Erase + Admire

    Wait for your ink to completely dry, then erase your pencil guidelines. Note that if you’ve used Finetec to draw your wreath, the drying time will only be a couple of minutes.

    This mail art features Kaitlin Style calligraphy, Roman lettering, and the Midcentury wreath.

    And that’s it! Each of these wreaths requires three steps: draft, draw, erase. They’re easy and relaxing to create, which is important during the holiday season as we navigate making and buying gifts, figuring out travel plans, and bringing the year to a close!

    I hope that you enjoy TPK’s free Simple Illustrated Wreath Worksheet, which, again, you can find by clicking here. If you have any questions about the process behind any of the wreaths in it, don’t hesitate to ask! Thanks very, very much for reading TPK, and happy holidays!


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