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Easy Braided Yarn Christmas Wreath

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WE’RE GETTING AHEAD OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH CHRISTMAS IN JULY!  TODAY WE’RE MAKING A GORGEOUS BRAIDED YARN CHRISTMAS WREATH! 

You all know how much I love a good yarn craft, and this braided yarn Christmas wreath hits the mark! 

Made from a beautiful bulky yarn, an 8-inch wire frame and decorated with simple embellishments, this piece is sure to please everyone in your house.

 

 

Supplies for a Braided Yarn Christmas Wreath

As I said, you need very few supplies for this wreath.  Here is a list of what I used for my wreaths.

  • Yarn – I chose a bulky 6-weight yarn for this project, but you can choose what works for you
  • Wire wreath form – this project used an 8-inch wire wreath form
  • Floral wire and snips
  • Embellishments – I used craft stickers of gingerbread men and mittens on strings, but you can really personalize your wreath in any way you like
  • Ribbon or burlap

Of course, you can get as fancy as you like with your wreaths, but I kept mine very simple.

 

 

You can watch how my wreaths came together here on my YouTube channel!

 

 

For complete step-by-step instructions, continue to read below.

 

Instructions for Braided Yarn Christmas Wreaths

Start by cutting three lengths of yarn.  I worked with 10-foot lengths, as anything longer would tangle far too easily.  Use a small piece of floral wire to secure the midpoint of the three strands to the wreath form, as shown below.

 

By securing the yarn in the centre of the lengths, you can make two braids that are shorter and less likely to get tangled.

 

Using the secured spot as your starting point, braid the strands of yarn.  You will have two braids after this step.  Wrap each of the braids around the wreath in opposite directions.  Don’t weave the braids. Just wrap them around the outside of the wreath frame.  Secure the ends of the braids with floral wire, and tuck any ends under the wrapped yarn.

Repeat these steps until you have full coverage on the wreath frame.  For my wreaths, I did these steps three times in total.

Once you have secured all the ends and you have the coverage you want, it’s time to add your embellishments!  This is really the fun part.  I decided to keep my wreaths very simple and rustic with gingerbread and mitten craft stickers.  They are so cute and so simple!

You could use flowers, Christmas picks, bells or anything else that works with your decor.  Have fun with it!

To hang your wreath, you can use a piece of ribbon or burlap, as I have chosen to do.  Cut a length to fit the spot where your wreath will be displayed and secure it using your favourite method.

 

And that’s it!  You’ve made a gorgeous braided yarn Christmas wreath in just minutes.  For more of my favourite wreath projects, be sure to check out these posts:

 

 

Not caught up on our 12 Days of Christmas in July?  Here’s what you may have missed:

 


 

Want to remember this?  Save these “Easy Braided Yarn Christmas Wreath: 12 Days of Christmas in July” to your favourite Pinterest boards!

 

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