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Make a Dollar Tree Christmas Wreath With Red Cardinal Printable

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Get crafty with a DIY Dollar Tree Christmas wreath featuring a charming red cardinal – the perfect budget-friendly holiday project!

The holiday crafting is in full swing and I couldn’t be happier! This unique vintage style wall decor is my first Christmas craft of this season.

My goal with this blog has always been to show you that you can decorate a beautiful home on a budget for every season or every day.

This project is the perfect example of that. Let’s get to the step-by-step tutorial so you can make your own.

dollar tree christmas with with red cardinal printable

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Dollar Tree Christmas Wreath

This easy DIY wreath started out as a large wood ornament from my local dollar store.

I bought it specifically to use with the leftover wall tiles from my vintage wall pockets.

Something told me they would be perfect for this project.

See how I used the same wall tiles as a backsplash on my dry sink cabinet.

And, you don’t want to miss this amazing collection of 51 Dollar Tree Christmas Crafts.

dollar tree christmas wreath with red cardinal

Supplies for Wall Tile Dollar Tree Christmas Wreath

supplies for dollar tree christmas wreath

I’m also including a printable craft card at the bottom of this post with a simple step-by-step tutorial.

Here are a few tips for making this Christmas decor.

santa red paint

Tips for Making a Tin Tile Christmas Wreath

Use the back of the large ornament, as it’s easier to cover. Paint it the same color that you want to use for the faux tin wall tile.

I went with a Santa Red, which is perfect for Christmas.

painting ornament

There is no need to cover the entire piece, just get around the outer edges as the tile may not cover it all.

Cut the Wall Tile

Next up, you want to cut the wall tile to fit the round ornament. Also cut one of the center triangles to feature the red cardinal.

faux tin wall tile

While this is a peel and stick tile, when you cut the tile the sticky part comes off, so you will need to glue it to the wreath base.

You can use a hot glue gun or spray adhesive.

painted wall tiles

Use a foam brush to paint a light coat of acrylic paint on the wall tile.

Add the Red Cardinal

Print out the free red cardinal printable and cut it to fit the center of the tile that you cut out in the step above.

red cardinal printable

Use mod podge or decoupage glue to secure it to the ornament base. diy wreaths,

Add Snow-tex Around Wreath Form

Place a thin layer of snow-tex around the wreath form base using a foam brush. Let dry.


It gives it a cool snowy look that looks great with the winter cardinal scene.

snow-tex on wreath

Add Metallic Wax

I’m in love with this gorgeous green gold metallic wax from DecoArt.

Simply rub it all over the raised edges of the faux tin tile to add depth and dimension.

You can just use a paper towel to apply it.

gold gilding wax

Look at how that gorgeous gold shines!

close up of tin tile with gold wax

Decorate the Top of the Ornament

To make the metal ornament topper less shiny and more vintage, I used cinnamon and mod podge.

See a full tutorial for this rusty cinnamon technique here.

cinnamon and mod podge

Now, just hot glue faux poinsettias, berries, pine or other holiday decor to the top of the ornament base.

dollar tree christmas wreath on wall

I hope you enjoyed this DIY dollar store Christmas Wreath idea.

This would look great on a front door, above a buffet, or anywhere you want a festive pop of Christmas decor.

For another look, you can also make this more of a winter wreath by hot gluing Dollar Tree feather dusters around a wreath form.

winter wreath with cardinal

adding mop dusters to wreath

Then tie the ornament to the wreath base with twine.

tying twine to wreath

That way you can leave this wreath up straight through spring!

What do you think? Do you like it alone, or with the snowy winter look?

dollar tree christmas wreath

Please share this with your friends on Pinterest by pinning the below image.

red cardinal christmas wreath

You also don’t want to miss this beautiful Dollar Tree burner cover Christmas wreath from Exquisitely Unremarkable and this stunning Dollar Store Christmas Ice Wreath from Redhead Can Decorate.

Thank you for visiting. Happy Holidays!

dollar tree christmas wreath on wall

Dollar Tree Christmas Wreath with Red Cardinal

Yield: 1 Wreath
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $10

Learn how to make a gorgeous faux tin tile Christmas wreath with a free red cardinal printable.


  • Dollar Tree Self Adhesive Wall Tiles
  • Free Red Cardinal Printable
  • DecoArt Santa Red Acrylic Paint
  • Foam Brush
  • Mod Podge or Decoupage Glue
  • DecoArt Glamour Dust
  • DecoArt Metallic Lustre Wax
  • Dollar Tree Wood Ornament
  • Dollar Tree Christmas Stems


  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Scissors

Did you make this project?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

red cardinal christmas wreath

For even more dollar store ideas, check out this collection of Dollar Tree Crafts.

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Sunday 19th of November 2023

This is so pretty, Michelle! I love the way you cut the tile pieces out. I've only every used them as a sheet. I need to remember your creative idea.

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