I had an idea and immediately ran to the store–this DIY dollar store Christmas wreath is so simple and fun. And breathes new life in an old sweater!
DIY Dollar STore CHristmas Wreath
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we really love making crafts for Christmas. Whether it’s a gift for someone else or an addition to my personal collection of Christmas crafts, if I have 20 minutes free, I’m making something. So, when I had the idea for a fun upcycled sweater wreath from an old sweater in my closet. All I needed was a form and some decorations, to the dollar store I went.
It’s not every day that I have an old sweater, but if you do or can find one at the thrift store, this easy DIY dollar store Christmas wreath is definitely a great use for it. If you’re ready to make a holiday wreath you’ll love, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make a Christmas Wreath
- When you get ready to cut the sweater, cutting horizontally along the bottom of the sweater is a great place to start. But be aware of the design of the sweater–you want any ribbing or print to match-up and look nice.
- I love an asymmetric wreath. The floral decorations just look so nice when it’s on one side of the wreath, allowing the pretty sweater to show.
- For hanging an asymmetric wreath that has decorations mostly on one side, hold the wreath on an extended finger and see where it balances so the decorations are centered. Tie on your hanger at this point.
- If you need a metal wreath hanger, I love this simple black wreath hanger. It’s perfect as a neutral color with any Christmas wreath.
How Do I Make this DIY Wreath?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- Foam wreath form
- Deer ornament
- Candle ring florals or other festive florals
- Pine cone florals
- Floral wire
- Hot glue gun & glue
- Wire cutters
- Cut your old sweater to fit around the wreath form.
- Wrap the sweater around the form and glue it in place with the seam in the back. Hot glue this in multiple places so that it stays when you pull the sweater tight.
- Cut candle ring florals in half and remove any unnecessary plastic pieces.
- With the floral wire or hot glue, affix these elements to the wreath. Again, I wanted mine to be off to one side to make an asymmetrical wreath.
- Glue on the deer, pine cones or any other elements.
- Place on your door or pack in a box for a gift!
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More Christmas Crafts You Might Like
- Ugly Christmas Sweater Ornament Kid’s Craft – I love making things with the kiddo during the holidays. This is the perfect ornament to make together!
- Farmhouse Gnome Ornament – I love gnomes and of course they need to be on my Christmas tree. If you think that I won’t be making a ton of these, you’re wrong.
- Silent Night Pillow with Free Cut File – I love using my cutting machine to make holiday crafts and this one is just wonderful in every way!
- Dollar Store Gnome Wreath – A 20-minute Christmas craft, I love how this easy gnome came together and I got to recycle some junk!
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