Simple & Elegant Winter Wreath
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Can you believe it is already 2022?! The more the years go past the faster they seem to go. This year will be super special though. For one thing, this year I turn 39 (before the end of the month actually). It’s my last year in my 30’s and I really want to make it a good one.
There are many things I want to do and a lot of goals I have set for myself by the end of this year. Let’s see if I can accomplish everything I have planned!
But as for now let’s get to creating something beautiful for this winter season. I don’t know about you, but I get a little sad when I take down all of my Christmas decorations. Everything seems so plain and empty, so it’s nice to add little touches here and there to cozy up our home for the remaining months.
*Scroll to the end for even more simple and elegant winter decor ideas!*
I love creating wreaths so I thought I would try one that looks like a winter sweater (no knitting required).
First, you will need yarn, and I picked this one up at Hobby Lobby at 30% off.
Next, you will need a round wire wreath form. I wanted a large thick wreath so I actually zip-tied 2 of them together.
I spray painted it white. This part is optional, but I do think it makes a difference since you may see some of the wire peek through the yarn and it would be less noticeable if it were white.
Once it is dry it is time to measure your yarn length. You want to wrap it around the wreath and then about 1/4 more of the length of the wreath (marked by the red arrows). The reason you need to add length is because we will be braiding the yarn which will cause the total length to shrink.
Doing this will make sure you have enough slack to make it all the way around.
Tape 3 pieces down and begin to make a simple braid.
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Next, use some hot glue and start adhering the braid to the outside perimeter of the wreath and work your way until you come back to the start.
When you reach the other end simply get it as close to the beginning piece and fold downwards onto the wreath to hide the ends. The yarn is so fluffy you won’t be able to tell when the yarn ends or starts.
After the first row, start the second. In order to add contrast I applied the braid in the opposite direction so there is an opposing pattern.
Finally glue your last braid onto the wreath.
Now it’s time to add some greenery. I used some picks from Hobby Lobby’s Christmas clearance sale.
Finally, make a bow the color of your choice. I picked a white and burlap combination since I prefer neutral colors especially for winter. Glue it on and you are done!
And here is how it turned out!
I love how it turned out! It feels wintery, yet cozy at the same time.
I think all of the colors blend together so well and the fact that it’s not knitted even though it reminds me of a cozy sweater is a bigger bonus. I would love to learn to knit, but honestly haven’t gotten the time.
Maybe I should add that as a goal too. LOL!
I would love to know what you think and if you think anyone would enjoy this lovely wreath, please share this with your friends!
If you want more winter decor ideas, check out my latest video from my Youtube channel where I share even more!
I will see you in the next one!
Until then, adios!