Are you getting excited for Christmas? If so I have a fun and easy craft today. I’m going to show you how easy it is to make this Red and White Fluffy Christmas Wreath.
Last year when I made the Double-Sided Fluffy Valentine Wreath I bought a bunch of the fluffy yarn knowing I’d find some cool crafts to make with it.
And so I have, this one is so fun and perfect for Christmas.
You know I’ve been doing monthly At Home DIY Challenges, right? And last year I participated in Deck the Home Challenges. They’re both organized by the same bloggers but this year we have lots of new people joining us. So that means a ton more inspiration for you.
This month’s these is Door Decor so be sure to read all the way to the bottom so you can click the link to check out all their amazing posts as well.
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Fluffy Christmas Wreath Supplies
Getting started on your Fluffy Christmas Wreath
Step 1: Calculating how much yarn you’ll need.
Ok, this is going to be super complicated….not. I’ve done all the hard work for you. Now all you have to do is order your supplies from the links above and start making your elegant Red and White Fluffy Christmas Wreath.
Where will you hang yours?
If you get the 16″ wire wreath like I used there are 8 sections and in each of those sections you’ll add 8 alternating rows.
This equals 32 rows of white and 32 rows of red. If you use a smaller or bigger wreath you’ll need to do a little math for yourself. Or just wing it 🙂 and cut as you go.
Step 2: Cut your yarn.
I found that 4″ pieces worked best to tie and I made only one very tight tie. If you have smaller fingers you might choose to use shorter but then it won’t be as fluffy.
With 32 rows and each row having 4 wires you’ll need to cut 128 4″ pieces of yarn. That’s 128 Red and 128 White pieces of yarn.
That’s about 14 yards of yarn, or roughly one half a skein.
Step 3: Start tying on the yarn.
With all your pieces cut start by tying on a row of red to each of the 4 wires on the wreath form.
Followed by a row of white.
Keep alternating until you have 8 rows in the first section.
Keep working on each section until you’ve filled all 8 sections.
Use a pen or pencil between the last section you finished and the one you’re working on so you can keep count of your rows. You might have to smush the rows back to get the last few rows tied in each section.
Step 4: Trim up any loose ends.
Almost done with your red and white fluffy Christmas wreath. Now use a pair of sharp scissors and trim all the ends that are too long.
Step 5: Lint roll the fluffy Christmas wreath.
You’ll notice by the last few pictures that this creates a lot of fuzz. So once you’ve finished tying and trimming use an extreme sticky lint roller to pick up all the fuzz from the wreath.
I just discovered all the cool stuff they make. The Table Top version is on the way to my house already. They’re perfect for the craft or sewing room to pick up glitter, thread, fuzz, etc. So many cool options.
After you finish trimming your wreath and getting rid of the lint you can go through and line up all the rows if you want. You can make sure all the reds and whites are in their rows so it looks like the back (see below); or you can leave it jumbled up like I did.
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And DONE, isn’t it amazing with the silver ribbon tied at the top?
Pin this Red and White Fluffy Christmas Wreath
I love how seriously fluffy this wreath is. I need to find some other projects for this yarn.
As promised, below is the link to this month’s Door Decor Challenge entries.
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- Cut yarn to designated length.
- Tie alternating rows of red and white yarn to the wreath form wires.
- Trim long pieces to make wreath uniform.
- Remove fuzz with lint roller.
- Hang with a sparkley ribbon
For the size wreath I made you'll tie 8 rows per section. You may need to increase or decrease the number of rows depending on the size wire wreath you use.
After you make your own version please share a pic with me on my Facebook Page.