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 post, I came up with five different illustrated wreath designs and made a simple worksheet out of them!
About the Simple Illustrated Wreath Worksheet
True to its name, this worksheet provides a reference sheet for how to make some easy 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!
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 that shape. Any of these would look great as an oval!
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 “real life” projects.
1. Make a Draft
To use any one of these wreaths on a project, you’ll begin by lightly drawing a circle in pencil.
Then, make a draft of whatever you wish to put inside your wreath.
“Ink” the design inside the circle, then you’re ready to start working on your wreath!
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!
Once you finish, the wreath should look something like the image below.
3. Erase + Admire
Wait for your ink to completely dry, then erase those guidelines! Note that if you’ve used Finetec to draw your wreath, the drying time will only be a couple of minutes.
And that’s it! Each of these wreaths requires three little steps: draft, draw, erase. It’s easy-peasy, which is a big keyword for me around this time of year as I 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 enjoy the rest of your week!