ARE YOU LOOKING FOR FUN AND SIMPLE WAYS TO STRETCH YOUR DECORATING DOLLAR THIS HOLIDAY SEASON? MAKE YOUR OWN EASY DIY CHRISTMAS WREATH USING YARN AND BOTTLE BRUSH TREES!
This year, more than ever, I’m all about finding inexpensive ways to decorate. And an easy DIY Christmas Wreath is the perfect way to stretch my decor dollars!
Over the summer, we moved into a new house and saying that we “upsized” is very accurate! So much so that I’m not sure if I can stretch my Christmas decorations throughout the space. So naturally, I’m looking for fun and frugal ways to fill in the gaps.
Wreaths are a great way to add interest and texture to any space. Traditionally found outside the home, wreaths have been coming indoors for several years now. This wreath in particular belongs inside because it’s made with yarn!
By combining just three elements – a floral wreath form, cozy yarn and bottle brush trees – I created this fun wintery scene in just under 10 minutes. And when you consider the wreath form and trees came from the dollar store, and the yarn was purchased with a coupon, it’s a very budget-friendly project!
Watch how to make a DIY Christmas Wreath
You can watch how quick and easy this wreath came together in my YouTube video:
Of course, you can certainly use other decor accents in your wreath, but I really have a thing for bottle brush trees. I tend to use them throughout the house when I’m decorating for Christmas. They are also a really great addition to my holiday tiered trays!
As I said in my video, the wreath form and bottle brush trees came from our local dollar store, so be sure to check yours! If you don’t have a dollar store near you, here are some links for Amazon for similar products:
Jumbo yarn – this is not the same brand that I used, but it looks from the pictures online that it would create a similar effect when wrapped on the wreath form.
Print the instructions for a DIY Christmas Wreath
For those of you that love to have printed instructions for your projects (I’m with you), here is a printable version of the steps that I took in the video above.
- Floral foam wreath
- Chunky yarn
- Bottle brush trees
- Stick pins or glue gun
- Start by securing one end of your yarn to the wreath form, either by using a stick pin or a dab of hot glue.
- Wrap the yarn around the wreath form, making sure you have the coverage that you want.
- Once you wrap the yarn around the entire wreath form, cut it from the ball of yarn and secure the end. Again, you can choose to use a pin or hot glue.
- Prepare your bottle brush trees by removing the wood bases and exposing the metal ends. Alternatively, you could leave the bases on and use hot glue to attach them to the wreath.
- If you have removed the wooden bases, place the trees in the wreath where you like them and simply press down until the trees are sticking to the yarn. The bristles will help to keep the trees in place.
- Once you have attached all your trees, create a hanger. For this you can use a length of yarn and pins or hot glue, a piece of floral wire or a length of holiday ribbon.
- Hang your wreath and enjoy!
As you can see from the instructions and the video, this DIY Christmas wreath really takes no time at all! In fact, it took me longer to run over to the dollar store to get the trees than it did to put everything together!
And just imagine the possibilities with different colours of yarn. Deep reds and lovely forest green, covered in snowflakes, mini lights or sparkly balls. There are so many ways to make this project your own!
Want to remember this? Save this Easy Yarn DIY Christmas Wreath: Holiday Decor on a Budget to your favourite Pinterest boards!