Learn how to make a Wool Wreath with this easy step by step tutorial
White Christmas wreaths are super popular Christmas decorations these days. I have seen some lovely white wreaths made with ornaments, coffee filters and mesh.
Now, I am going to show you how to make your own Christmas Wreath using white sheep wool or alpaca fiber.
Christmas is just around the corner but you still have time to make your own Christmas Wreath! This is a super easy and quick craft project that you can easily complete in an evening. No knitting or crochet required!
Basic steps of making a Wool Wreath for Christmas:
- Gather supplies: Foam wreath form, clean wool, floral pins, fabric ribbon
- Pick up a floral pin and place it around a tuft of wool
- Insert into the wreath form
- Repeat until the front and sides of wreath form are covered with wool
In This Christmas Wreath Tutorial:
- Supplies Needed
- Attaching the Wool
- Adding a Ribbon to the finished Wreath
- Christmas Wreath Decorating Ideas
Honestly, I did not make my homemade Christmas wreath in one sitting, but it only took about 2-3 hours total to finish attaching all of the sheep wool to the wreath frame.
Again, there is absolutely no knitting, crochet or other special skills required. Anybody can craft this gorgeous wreath.
How Much Wool Do I Need for a Christmas Wreath?
Obviously, that depends on how big your wreath form is. For a 12″ diameter Christmas Wreath, I used about 6 oz. of wool. The more wool locks you use, the fuller and more luxurious your wreath will look.
How to Make a Wreath Step by Step
Attaching the Wool to the Wreath Frame
To begin, pick up a few wool locks and open or fluff them up, if necessary. Now, take one of the floral craft pins and put the wool halfway thru the pin. The pin top will be positioned in the midpoint of the wool lock.
Insert the pin (with the wool) into the top of the foam wreath form and push it all the way in to secure.
Next, take another tuft of wool and repeat the process, placing the next batch of wool close to the previous pin. Attach wool all around the top of the wreath.
Once the top of the wreath is covered in wool, begin pinning wool around the outside of the wreath.
Then you will pin wool to the inside of the wreath. How much wool you use per pin depends on how full you want your wreath to look. Again, the more wool you use, the bigger/fuller the final wreath.
You will start to get a feel for how much to use as you go along.
If you want, you can add wool to the back of the wreath, but that is not necessary and may cause your wreath to hang funny. Personally, I did not attach wool to the back and it doesn’t show.
Finish the Christmas Wreath with a Ribbon
All that is left now is to attach a pretty ribbon and hang your beautiful white Christmas wreath.
Note, make sure and store your wreath in an open, airy place to discourage wool moths (clothes moths). I don’t recommend placing it in a plastic bag as wool moths tend to like dark closets.
Be sure to check out how to get rid of clothes moths in your yarn or fiber!
Christmas Wreath Decorating Ideas
There are lots of fun ways to decorate your homemade wreath. You can add a big, festive bow or colorful, little Christmas Ornaments.
If your wool wreath is white, a sprig of fresh Holiday greenery such as holly would look great, too.
Personally, I like the minimal look of my white wool wreath.
Here’s a fun idea for a DIY Yarn Wreath that is made with thick, chunky yarn instead of raw wool.
For more Christmas crafting fun, here’s how you can make fun Christmas Ornaments with Alcohol Inks.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
- No special tools needed.
- Pick up a few wool locks place into a floral pin. The pin top will be positioned in the midpoint of the wool lock. Insert the pin (with the wool) into the top of the foam wreath form and push it all the way in to secure.
- Repeat putting wool tufts into floral pins and attaching them to the frame. Make sure and place the wool pieces close together.
- Cover the front, outside and inside of the wreath form with wool. You do not need to cover the back of the form.
- Attach a pretty ribbon and/or bow and hang your wreath.
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