Are you ready to put away your Christmas wreath but feel like its too soon for spring decor? Here’s a fun and quick little project for a winter wreath. We can still have snow where we live for a couple of months yet, so making a wreath with snowmen and snowflakes seems totally appropriate. You can use whatever theme you’d like – even a spring theme, if you are so inclined. This project is probably geared more for older kids or for younger kids with lots of help from an adult.
Here’s what you need to get started: a wreath form, (I used a 14″ one), some fabric printed with your theme, a glue gun, and some little items you might like to use to decorate the wreath. Gather up any items that might go along with your theme and you can play around with them till you decide which ones to use.
Start by cutting strips of fabric 2″ wide by the width of the fabric. You can use shorter strips if that’s what you have because we will be gluing them together anyway. I needed 5 strips to cover my 14″ wreath.
Trim off the white selvage edges.
Take one strip and start wrapping it around the wreath form. You can glue down the first edge if you want to but I just wrapped the fabric strip around the wreath close enough that it held the end in place.
When you get to the end of your strip, cut it as much as is needed so that you attach the next strip on the backside of the wreath. That way it won’t show on the front.
Using the glue gun, make a line of glue close to the end of the strip on the top side of the fabric.
Lay the end of the next fabric strip on top, lining up the edges. It will then look like a continuous strip of fabric.
Continue wrapping the fabric strips around the wreath form and adding new strips as needed.
When the entire wreath is covered with the fabric, trim the end so that you glue the end down on the backside of your wreath.
This time put the glue on the wrong side or the backside of the fabric.
And now the wreath is ready for decorating! 🙂
Lay your little decorative items around on the front of the wreath. Take time to move them around and to try different ideas.
Once you decide where you want them, use the glue gun to glue them in place.
You did it! And I’m sure it looks great! Find a place to hang your wreath where everyone can enjoy it! Hope you had fun making a winter wreath! 🙂