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I am all about being cozy and comfortable at this time of year. Lately, farmhouse, buffalo plaid, and other rustic Christmas decorations have really been calling my name. They just have the hygge feeling about them. That’s why I love this DIY sweater wreath so much!
I just look at it and feel that warm snuggly feeling. It makes me think of fireplaces, hot cocoa, and enjoying the snowfall – from the comfort of my couch! I picture being hunkered down with a good book while Christmas songs play in the background. Ahhhh! Best of all, this is a super easy craft project. You can easily make it in under 30 minutes.
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How to Make a DIY Sweater Wreath
Many of these items can be found at your local dollar store! I’ve also included Amazon links so you can order them to be delivered right to your door if you prefer –
Foam wreath form
Plush owl ornament (or item of your choice)
Candle ring or other festive floral items
Pine cone floral items
Sweater – check thrift stores if you don’t have any in your own closet that you’re getting rid of!
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
You can find these items at Amazon:
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Cut sweater to fit around wreath – cutting horizontally along the bottom of the sweater is a great place to start.
Wrap the sweater around the wreath and glue into place, keeping the seasm at the back of the wreath and not visible from the front.
Cut candle ring florals in half, removing any extra unnecessary plastic. Tie to wreath with floral wire. These can also be glued instead, if you’d prefer. I find that this looks really nice when it’s on one side of the wreath, allowing the pretty sweater to show.
Glue on the owl, pine cones, and additional floral sprigs as desired.
How to finish off your wreath
To create a hanger, wrap a piece of floral wire around the wreath in the position desired and create a loop. If the sweater is ribbed, it makes it pretty easy to hide the wire in between the ribs. You could also wrap the wire with a piece of sweater to help it blend in better.
Other options include: using ribbon in place of the wire loop or to cover the wire or pushing a loop of floral wire into the back of the wreath. In this case, I would dip the end of the loop into a bit of glue before inserting the wire into the wreath to add extra security.
PRO TIP: For hanging a wreath that has decorations on one side, hold the wreath on an extended finger and see where it balances so decorations are centered. Tie on hanger at this point.
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This is a great upcycle, love the owl touch
Cherryl Ehlenburg says
I have been wanting to make one of these! I really like the color and texture of the sweater you chose!
Super Mom - No Cape! says
Awwww… that’s is adorable!! That wreath with it’s little owl is sure to brighten a person’s day.