Use things you might already have leftover from Christmas to make an adorable and simple DIY winter wreath for the days after the holidays.
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I just love making wreaths! I know I have said that many times before. There is just something in the creative process of making a new one of a kind decoration for your home each season. And a wreath is inexpensive to make and an expression of your own style. In this post I am sharing a simple DIY winter wreath I made for my side entrance this week using things I already had in my craft stash, a Christmas ornament and pine cone garland from last Christmas, and some fun retro inspired winter ribbon.
Simple DIY Winter Wreath project.
This project actually came about from a desperate need to clean out my craft room again – more on that later.
Since my craft room is a mess, I decided while I was cleaning up the mounds of clutter, that it was also a perfect time to complete some unfinished projects I didn’t get around to last year. I figured it was a win win.
I will be able to walk in to my craft room again and also end up with several new projects for the blog and my home at the same time. And of course I had enough wreath supplies already on hand to make a new DIY winter wreath. Actually I made two but you will see the second one in another post.
The only thing I purchased this week to complete my simple DIY winter wreath was this awesome ribbon from Hobby Lobby that has a slight retro vibe in the stripes and detail.
The blue color is the perfect color for my existing welcome mat at my side entrance and inside my home as well.
I already had the wire wreath form in my craft stash and the wide white burlap ribbon. If I remember correctly the wreath form came from The Dollar Tree and the white burlap ribbon from Walmart. The Dollar Tree is one of the best places to buy basic wreath making items like the forms and ribbon.
The stuffed fox is a Christmas ornament I am reusing from last Christmas and the gold glitter pine cones are from a shopping trip to Hobby Lobby last year as well. You can use whatever you have on hand such as a small village house, a pair of gloves, or even just a hat. Whatever speaks to you about winter.
If you reuse what you already have on hand, making a wreath doesn’t have to break the checking account.
There wasn’t enough of the burlap ribbon to make loops through the wire wreath form so instead I just wrapped the ribbon around the entire form to cover it.
I used a pipe cleaner to attach the end of the ribbon to the wire form but after wrapping the entire form I used hot glue to secure the second end. Wrapping the form this way gives the wreath a simple layered look instead of the fullness of the looped version.
I think it is a good fit with the retro ribbon.
Last year I purchased this wonderful Deluxe E-Z Bow Maker from Amazon. One of my best investments to date!
It is so easy to make beautiful bows with this tool!
The bow was attached with a pipe cleaner and a hanger made for the wreath as well out of a pipe cleaner. I used hot glue to attach the fox ornament to the wreath. The gold glittery pine cones were inserted in the holes of the burlap ribbon and then secured with hot glue.
Simple DIY Winter Wreath supplies.
To make a similar wreath you will need:
- Wire wreath form (from Dollar Tree)
- White burlap ribbon
- Pipe cleaners
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Woodland creature ornament or whatever you would like to use.
- Small pine cones or floral stems
And that is all I needed for my own version of a simple DIY winter wreath. It was fun to make, inexpensive, and adorable during the winter months hanging at my side entrance. Next month I plan to make another simple wreath to celebrate Valentine’s Day and then another one for the warmer days of Spring in March.
But, no need to ignore the winter months while you are waiting for Spring to arrive. Be creative now.
Simple DIY Winter Wreath
- Hot Glue Gun
- EZ Deluxe Bow Maker
- 1 roll White burlap ribbon
- 1 each Wire wreath form
- 1 each Woodland animal or winter item of your choice
- 1 roll Winter themed colorful ribbon
- 1 package Pipe cleaners
- 1 each Pine cones or ornaments
- Wrap the wire wreath form with the white burlap ribbon and secure with hot glue.
- Make a bow with the decorative ribbon using the EZ Deluxe Bow Maker
- Attach bow to the wreath form with pipe cleaners.
- Attach the woodland animal or items with hot glue.
- Attach the pine cones or ornaments with flora wire or hot glue.
- Create a hanger for the wreath with a pipe cleaner as needed.
Proverbs 31:25 “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.”
Jenn Webb says
Beautiful designs, great work. I enjoy seeing the pictures of the amazing crafts you make. Thank you for sharing.
I love the addition of the woodland animal for a winter wreath. Great job!
What a great looking winter wreath! That awesome ribbon you used for the bow really brought everything together perfectly. Pinned! I’m visiting from Creatively Crafty ~ Try-it Like-it Create-it. If you are interested, I shared a “let it snow” printable #28. 🙂
Thanks for visiting Allyson
I love the bow and also the raccoon. Both adds so much cuteness to the wreath.
This is so pretty Donna! You should share it at the Little Cottage Link Party, on Monday’s at 9 am.
Thanks Kristie. I will look for it on Monday. Thanks for visiting.
That little raccoon (squirrel?) is soo adorable! What a nice wreath 🙂
That one is a raccoon. My second winter wreath which is over the mantel has the squirrel. I will be sharing it next week. Thanks for visiting.