Two months ago, I bought a wreath form, covered it in yarn, and created my Halloween wreath. One month after that, I turned it into a Thanksgiving wreath for less than $5.00. Now, one month after that, I’ve turned it into a simple, but lovely Christmas wreath – again for under $5.00.
The original Halloween wreath took me about an hour to make. Changing the holiday decorations on the wreath has taken me less than 30 minutes for Thanksgiving and Christmas. This wreath is so easy to make, and can be used year after year… even holiday after holiday if you choose to reuse it like I do.
I grew up celebrating Christmas, but now celebrate Hanukkah with my husband and sons (believe it or not, Hanukkah has already come and gone this year). For that reason, this wreath will grace my mom’s front door for the next month.
Even though we don’t decorate, I still enjoy crafting for others during the Christmas season. As a matter of fact, I always say that I am lucky because I get to enjoy all of the lovely holiday decorations that everyone else puts up without having to deal with the hassle of putting them up or taking them down!
Thank you to each and every one of you who light up the night with your beautiful Christmas lights – and inflatable Santas and snowmen.
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Christmas Wreath Supplies
- Styrofoam wreath form
TIP: The wreath form is the most expensive item in this project ($8 – $10). If you check online or in your local paper, you should be able to find a coupon for 40% to 50% off one item at your local craft store. Be sure to use it on the wreath form.
TIP: Choose a color that can be used for other holidays. I attached my decorations to the wreath using pins so that I can remove them and replace them with as the seasons/holidays change. This will save me money and storage space!
- Clear jewelry filament or fishing line
- Inexpensive ($1 or less) decorations (I used one pack of foam snowflakes, one pack of plastic snowflakes and one silver glitter star that I purchased at Dollar Tree.)
- Straight pins (t-pins or ball-head)
- Wide ribbon for hanging
Christmas Wreath Instructions
Wrap the wreath form with yarn
- When beginning the wreath, you can secure the end of the yarn to the wreath with glue or a pin, or you can wrap yarn over the end. I chose to wrap the yarn over the end to secure it.
- Be sure to push the yarn together as you go to avoid large gaps where the wreath form shows through.
Attach the decorations to your Christmas wreath
- Using straight pins, attach the snowflakes to the front of the wreath.
- Determine the length of ribbon needed to hang your wreath. I attached mine to the top of my front door. However, the length will vary if you are hanging yours from a hook, on a window or indoors.
- Wrap the length of ribbon around the top of the wreath, and attach it to the wreath using straight pins or t-pins placed on the back of the wreath.
- Thread one end of your clear filament through the hanger of the glitter star (other other decoration for the center of the wreath).
- Center the star in the middle of the wreath, and then twist the other end of the filament around the pins used to secure your ribbon on the back of the wreath. Tie a knot in the end of the filament so that it doesn’t slip
- Hang and enjoy.