As we get ready to decorate our homes for the festive season, we’re showing you how to make a modern and timeless Christmas wreath with just a few materials: chunky wool, scissors and two metal hoops. This DIY makes a wonderful homemade gift for a close friend or keep it for yourself and give bare walls a beautiful refresh for the holidays. Here’s how to make this dreamy modern Christmas wreath in just a few steps.
- Two metal hoops in different sizes
- Chunky wool
- Embroidery floss
- Fabric scraps
Step One: Tie the Hoops Together
Place the smaller metal hoop inside the bigger hoop and tie them together using the embroidery floss. Pass the thread over and under the hoops in a zigzag pattern, continuing until you go around the entire circle and then tie a knot.
Step Two: Start Adding Your Wool
Knot your chunky yarn around your outer metal hoop. Start covering the entire outer circle with the wool, making sure it is loose to create a more textural wreath.
Step Three: Fill the Wreath
Continue weaving until you’ve filled the entire inner circle. If you run out of wool and want to continue weaving, simply tuck the tail to the back of the weaving and add a new piece of wool.
Step Four: Have Fun Adding Texture
After you complete the weaving, add a few fabric scraps by weaving them in in order to create more texture. Cover the small loop by wrapping the chunky yarn around it, leaving the tail in the back.
Step Five: Flip and Knot Excess Wool
Finish the Christmas wreath off by flipping it over and tying the loose ends with double knots. Trim any excess wool.
Step Six: Have Fun Decorating Your Wreath
Add unique details to your wreath like a fringe on one side by cutting pieces of wool and fabric scraps. Fold the wool in half, thread it under the large hoop and make a folded loop. Tie the pieces and add as many as you’d like to complete your fringe.
Your beautiful and timeless wreath is now complete. *High-five!*
Images courtesy of Maca Atencio