This DIY wool Christmas wreath is a fun, simple way to make your own Christmas wreath for your front door this year! Whip one up in a few minutes then add whatever embellishments you like!
I’ve always admired the simple look of these yarn-wrapped wreaths, so when I saw the perfect wool in the dollar store the other day, I knew it was time for me to make my own! I made a wreath similar to this out of twine years ago, but there’s just something so perfect and cozy-looking about a nice grey yarn like this one that I used, especially at this time of year. Here’s how I made it!
Supplies Needed for the DIY Wool Christmas Wreath
- One ball of fluffy, chunky or chunky-ish yarn (side note: My yarn isn’t actually wool, but people tend to call these “wool wreaths” and that’s what they search for when they’re looking for ideas for these, so that’s what I called mine. :))
- Foam wreath form
- Paint to match your yarn
- Ribbon or rope for hanging
- Embellishments (or leave it embellishment-less and just enjoy its simple beauty!)
I was lucky to find the perfect yarn at the dollar store, but there are so many choices of yarn available at the craft store too if you don’t find exactly what you have in mind. Also check out the craft supply area at the thrift store because you never know what you’ll stumble on there!
How to Make the DIY Wool Christmas Wreath
Start out by painting your wreath form. Your form will almost definitely show through after you’ve wrapped it, so you want to make sure that your yarn and your form are the same color. If you happen to be making a wreath that’s the same color as your form, you can skip this step! 🙂
I used a chalky finish paint because that stuff sticks to everything!
The next step is to wrap your entire wreath form in yarn. Start out by hot gluing one end of your yarn directly to the wreath form, then start wrapping!
…and wrapping and wrapping and wrapping. 🙂
When I made my twine wreath years ago, I remember it being a very tedious, long process so I was determined to find a better, quicker way. And I did!
Here’s my little trick if you want to fast-track this process a little bit: Cut three lengths of your yarn, about three feet long, and line them up side-by-side. Then, wrap them simultaneously around your wreath form. You’ll be amazed at how quickly this makes the whole process go!
When you get to the end of your lengths of yarn, glue them to the back of the wreath form, trim them, then start again!
It may seem like you’re adding an extra step by cutting the three lengths and using those to wrap, but it really does make the wrapping go really quickly. I was able to wrap my whole wreath form in about seven minutes!
DIY Wool Christmas Wreath Embellishments
I decided to challenge myself to use a few little Christmas doodads that I already had in the house, because my Christmas decor collection really is starting to get a little out of hand, but there are tons of great options that would look good with this DIY wool Christmas wreath. You can find a lot of great options at your local dollar store or you can even use pinecones from your own backyard!
I ended up using these faux antlers, a few sprigs I cut off a red berry twig, and a few little bits of black and white gingham ribbon that I had in my craft dresser. I’m liking the modern farmhouse look!
The great thing about using foam wreath forms like this is that you can use them outside and then if everything gets wind-ravaged, or damaged by humidity, you can cut the yarn right off and start again using the same form next year!
So that’s my DIY wool Christmas wreath for this year. It literally took me about 12 minutes to put together, so I think I’ll be making at least one of these cozy-looking wreaths for somewhere around the house every year. I’m going to go ahead and say that this is a new classic. 🙂
Have you made a wool-wrapped wreath like this before? How did it turn out?
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.