D.I.Y. Holiday Wreath

One thing I like about the fall and winter seasons are all the wreaths on the front door of houses. I often find myself wondering what kinds of materials they used to make them. Finally I decided that this year I would make my own wreath and share with you how I did it.

Fall/Thanksgiving Wreath
Fall/Thanksgiving Wreath

The first thing you need to know is that you can make this as unique as you want it to be. Experiment with colors and fabric to your liking to come up with a finished product that is truly your own. The second thing is that this wreath design that I’m about to show you is so easy to do that pretty much anyone that knows how to use scissors, can count to 200, and knows how to tie a knot can make one! And it costs as little as $20 to make or less depending on the fabrics you choose. You can choose to buy fabric by the yard, in which case you would need about 3 1/2 yards. Or you can do what I did and buy the squares which come in 18 x21 inches. I used 6 of these and as you can see below I picked several colors.

Time to Create:

1-2 hours

Materials needed:

3 1/2 yards of fabric (I used 100% cotton in various fall colors)

tulle (for making bows. Optional)

scissors (for cutting strips)

wire wreath (I used the standard 18″)

Materials I used
Materials I used

Directions:

Cut the fabric into approx. 150 – 200 strips. You want them to be at least 1 in thick and about 6-8 inches long. The length is your preference on how long you want the strips to lay once they’re tied to the wreath. I used strips that were about 7 inches long.

strips of fabric
strips of fabric

Once you have your fabric ready to go, you can start thinking about how you want your pieces to be organized on the wreath. I kind of just went with it and scattered a pattern around the wreath. You may want to take a more organized approach and work on each individual section at a time, filling up the empty spaces with fabric that you tie in a knot onto the wreath.

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knots all around!
knots all around!

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Keep going until you’ve either used all of your fabric or you are happy with the amount of fabric already on the wreath. You can also get a little more creative and add bows of tulle like I did or you can pin things like acorns or other seasonal items to the wreath to be more festive.

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And so there you have it, a beautiful unique wreath you made yourself that no one else will have because it’s one-of-a-kind. Now if you aren’t interested in making your own but you love what I made, feel free to head on over to my Etsy shop where I will be showcasing more wreaths and other goodies as time goes on. Feel free to email me or comment below with your own ideas. If you have a special request on a wreath, drop me a line and I may be able to fulfill that for you. Best wishes for the new year and have a happy holiday!

Check out Naveen & Reece shop to buy this item.

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