The other day I was surfing Pinterest for some holiday decorating inspiration. I came across an adorable wreath, but when I clicked through, it went to an Etsy shop where the wreath was for sale for $60! With no tutorial to go on, I took the inspiration and made a plan to recreate the wreath. Below is the tutorial I came up with after making the wreath. The materials cost me about $20 in all, but would have been less if I had used a cheaper red fabric or had found a used wreath form at the thrift shop. I love how this turned out and it will look great on my door this Christmas.
Styrofoam wreath form
2-3 Yards of red fabric. I used a red silk fabric, but you can use anything you like.
1 Sheet of black felt
1 Sheet of silver sparkly foam
Hot glue gun
Step 1: Cut the red fabric into 3″ x 3″ squares.
Step 2: Fold a square in half and then in half again to form a small triangle like in the series of photos above.
Step 3: Place a pin through the bottom corner of the fabric triangle and start pinning them down the wreath starting from the inside to the bottom outside rim. You only need to go as far as will be seen when the wreath is hanging on the door. The back of the wreath can stay empty.
Step 4: Continue pinning the fabric triangles in lines around the wreath and filling in any gaps as you go along.
Step 5: Cut out two strips of black felt for the belt on the wreath. Pin them into place in the center of the wreath.
Step 6: Trace and cut out a belt buckle shape from the sparkly foam sheet. You can use a hot glue gun to attach it to the two strips of black felt already on the wreath. This will attach the entire belt together.
Step 7: Hot glue three sets of letters on the top of the wreath to spell out “ho, ho, ho.”
You can obviously change things up as much as you like, but this basic tutorial will help you create this cute Santa wreath.