Are you a bit sad after all the Christmas decorations come down? Like you still want some of the magic that winter decorations add? You won’t be sad when you make this fun and fluffy winter wreath. It’s a fast DIY that you can make in 30 minutes or less.
Mine’s hanging on our porch but this beauty will look great hanging on a mirror, interior door, or even propped on the mantle or bookshelf. I’ve never been a big seasonal decorator, except for some fun Spring, Thanksgiving, or 4th of July wreaths.
The more I explore my crafty side the more I love having new and beautiful decorations in the house.
When I was cruising around Walmart looking for some yarn to put in the DIY Yarn Bowl I made for my mom, I discovered some awesome fuzzy yarn. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it, maybe some arm knitting? Every the craft supply buyer I threw three skeins into my cart.
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Let’s get started and you’ll see how easy this is to make.
Winter Wreath Supply List
Crafting a Fluffy Winter Wreath
- Start by pulling out several feet of yarn from the skein.
- Heat up your glue gun and place about a 1″ bead of glue.
- Place the end of the chenille yarn over the bead of glue; press and hold until set.
Now the fun begins.
- Loop the yarn around the wreath form several times.
- Stop occasionally to tighten and bunch it together.
- Every dozen or so loops make sure the yarn is bunched nicely and then apply another bead of hot glue to the wreath form.
- Press the yarn in and wait until it’s set.
- Resume the looping
- and the gluing
until you get near the other end. You’ll want to squeeze in an extra loop or two if you can.
- Estimate where to cut your yarn.
- Separate the loops and apply a bead of hot glue.
- Press and hold the end piece in place.
If you’re using a green versus a white wreath form the key is to make sure none of the green is showing before you glue each section.
If you want you can make a hanger out of the same yarn and glue it in place between a few loops. Or you could use a pretty wintery ribbon.
Add a Finishing Touch
I added a few grape cluster picks to my fluffy winter wreath. You could add some pine cones, some winter greenery, or anything that says winter to you. I’ve been holding onto these grape cluster picks for a very long time and I think they look perfect on my winter wreath.
As you can see in my finished images that I added two grape clusters to my finished winter wreath. After editing the pictures I decided I really liked it better with just one cluster.
Since the yarn is so fluffy I was able to gently remove the second one (without damaging the first) for my final flurry winter wreath (say that five times fast).
I really like the shiny contrast of the grapes against the fluffy and muted wreath. Whatever wintery adornments you add to yours it will be a lovely addition to your winter decor, inside or out.
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So tell me….are you a winter-time decorator? What are your favorite things to decorate with after the Christmas decorations come down?
After you make your own fluffy winter wreath I’d love to see it, so please send me a picture by EMAIL.
Now, what to do with the rest of the skein? 🙂