Christmas Vacation Wreath

by | Nov 20, 2018

Christmas Vacation Wreath

Who’s ready for Christmas vacation?

Christmas traditions run deep when it comes to Christmas movies. We were inspired by National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation for this project.

Materials

 

The wreath.  Be sure to fluff it up.  Choose a thick wreath to hide the cord.


Christmas Vacation Wreath

 

We chose vintage-style C7 multi-color painted bulbs. So retro! So nostalgic!

Christmas Vacation Wreath

 

A standard C7 cord with green wire and 12 inches of space between the sockets.

Christmas Vacation Wreath

 

Our fun sign for this project!  Our Ode to the Griswalds!!

Find a sign like this at a hobby and craft store or sweet talk that friend you have who has a vinyl cutting system.

Christmas Vacation Wreath

 

Instructions

Install the bulbs in the cord. Give each bulb a counterclockwise 1/4 turn to prevent cross threading.

Christmas Vacation Wreath

 

The sockets have a clip built into them, we used that to our advantage. This allowed us to keep our lights exactly where we like them.

Christmas Vacation Wreath

 

Wrap the lights into the wreath. Be sure to pass the light through the center of the wreath to keep the string secure on the greenery.

Christmas Vacation Wreath

 

These bulbs are so bright they are lighting up the camera. These are wonderfully rich and colorful in “real life”.

Christmas Vacation Wreath

 

Add the sign! Completed project. Twenty minutes and it’s ready for the door or entryway.

Christmas Vacation Wreath

 

Ready to greet our guests for our Christmas movie fun night.

Christmas Vacation Wreath

 

Lights off. The daytime look.

Christmas Vacation Wreath

 

What’s your favorite Christmas movie?  Let me know in the comments below!

 

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