DIY: How To Make A Wreath Witherspoon

I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas! A lot of people with limited energy due to illness don’t put up a tree.  If you’re too tired for a tree or just want to try something new, here’s a fun alternative: A Wreath Witherspoon. The origin of the Wreath Witherspoon comes from a Christmas-themed episode of The Mindy Project.   Last year, Mindy and Reese both liked my Wreath Witherspoon on Twitter.

In a popular season 3 episode of The Mindy Project titled “Christmas,” Mindy Lahiri (Mindy Kaling) turns to Danny Castellano (Chris Messina) and says, “Wreath Witherspoon?  Danny, this is the nicest thing in your apartment.”   (You can catch all six seasons of TMP here on Hulu.)  If you’ve been following me on instagram, you’ve seen behind the scenes videos of the Making of Wreath Witherspoon.  The only tools I purchased were the synthetic wreath and glitter bow–both from Michael’s.  Making Wreath Witherspoon is my favorite new holiday tradition.

The Tools You Need:

 Step by Step:

  1. Search for Reese Witherspoon images. I wanted a mix of my favorite red carpet looks (like Reese wearing a black Valentino dress at the 2002 Oscars) and her most famous roles especially Legally Blonde‘s Elle Woods.
  2. Print the pictures.
  3. Cut them out.
  4. Lay the wreath out.
  5. Map out where you would put the pictures and the bow.
  6. Tie the bow to the bottom of the wreath.
  7. For each picture, use the wire to puncture a hole into the picture. Then, hang the picture to a part of the wreath using the wire.  Do this for every picture. For some larger more horizontal pictures, you need to punch two holes into the picture.
  8. Hang it up!
  9. Post pictures on social media using #wreathwitherspoon.
Merry Christmas!

Voila!  Now that you’re done, play some Mariah Carey!  It’s what Dr. Mindy Lahiri would do–also what I do.

–Peace & Love, Jessica





Hi there! I am a patient advocate, writer, and public speaker most well known for my TEDx Talk, “How to Get Stuff Done When You Are Depressed.” As someone who is juggling 5 illnesses: bipolar 2, myasthenia gravis, endometriosis, psoriasis, and asthma, I’m passionate about helping people who navigate life with both chronic physical & emotional pain. If you’re interested in hiring me to speak at your event, check out the CONTACT tab.

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