Making this plaid wool wreath was such a fun project! It’s so easy to make and requires very basic supplies. It was also fun because I got to team up with my friend Cindy from Reinvented Delaware. She previously made a similar wreath this past fall and we decided to make it again for the Holiday season. Cindy provided a great tutorial on her blog that walks you through step-by-step on how to make the wreath.
I will walk you through how I made the Holiday version of this wreath. It’s the same process Cindy used in her tutorial.
First, I encourage you to look at the photo above with the finished plaid wreath because it will give you an idea as to what we are creating. Let me reassure you that it’s easy to make and requires only a few supplies.
As you can see from the photo above, you will need the following:
- 12″ straw wreath form,
- Some 3″ squares of plaid fabric,
- Scissors to trim the fabric to size,
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Something to poke a hole in the wreath form. I used a chop stick but you could easily use a pencil or screw driver or something similar.
- Jute twine for hanging the wreath (not shown in photo)
This is a great project if you have some scrap flannel or wool fabric readily available. For example you could use fabric from sheets, shirts or scarfs that you can cut up into 3″ squares. I would suggest cutting up at least 70 squares. Possibly more if you want to have a full wreath.
Making the Plaid Wool Wreath
Once you have your fabric cut into 3″ squares you do the following:
- Poke a hole in the wreath,
- Pick up a piece of fabric and find the center
- Wrap the center of the fabric around a chop stick (or similar tool)
- Apply a dollop of hot glue to the center of the fabric
- use the chop stick (or similar tool) to push the center of the fabric into the hole.
I started this process on the inner most portion of the wreath and worked in a circular fashion out towards the edge of the wreath.
The photo above shows how I started to make the wreath. As previously said, I essentially wrapped the center piece of the fabric around the chop stick, applied hot glue and then pushed the fabric into the wreath form. Then I simply repeated this process around the entirety of the wreath form.
In the photo above, you can how the wreath is about half way complete. As I was working I tried to distribute my plaid patterns evenly around the wreath form. Please be mindful not to burn yourself with the hot glue as you are making the wreath.
Once the wreath was mostly complete, I then went back to fill in any holes. There were a few spots where more fabric needed to be added. You can make the wreath as full as you desire. The more fabric you – the fuller it will become.
The Finished Wreath
We hope you are inspired to make your own Holiday wreath!