Well, it’s officially OK to think about Christmas now. I’ve spent the afternoon rummaging in the attic for the Christmas decorations and now the tree is up and waiting to be dressed tomorrow, after the school’s Christmas Bazaar, which has become something of a family tradition. We put up our Christmas wreath last weekend on the 1st of December, the first in the street! I’d like to say I made it myself but have to admit that I bought mine from a local florist in Chiswick.
1. Gathered Fabric Wreath
Last year we made fabric wreaths at our Christmas workshops and it reminded me that I wanted to put up a tutorial for everyone else who wanted to make one but couldn’t get on to the course. You can find a link to our Christmas Fabric Wreath tutorial here. It’s a really simple fabric wreath that is made from the smallest amount of fabric, a bit of ribbon some buttons and you’re done.
I had a look around the interweb for some other cool wreath ideas and tutorials which may be just what you are looking for. You should be able to follow the links back to the original blogs but if a link is down please let us know.
2. The Rag Wreath
Jane from My LittleLovebird has designed this beautiful rag wreath using Christmas fabrics and burlap (hessian). You can see her tutorial for the Wreath here.
3. The Scrappy Ribbon Wreath
This is a great way to use up bits of left over ribbon. This easy to follow Scrappy Ribbon Wreath tutorial from Jessica and Mandy at Little Birdie Secrets is really simple to make and wonderfully effective. Their blog is also full of fun ideas if you are feeling crafty.
4. The Paper Wreath
This is a charming wreath from Razzle Dazzle Crafting. It’s made by forming paper loops and staple gunning them onto a foam wreath form. It must have taken hours but it look fantastic.
5. Fabric Flower Rose Wreath
I’ve always wanted to learn how to make these fraying fabric flowers. I found this Rose Wreath tutorial on a craft blog ThenHeatherSaid
6. Yo-Yo Wreath
Haven’t we always said, ‘there are heaps of ways to use yo-yos.’ They are so versatile. Here’s an idea for a yo-yo wreath but you could use your yo-yos to decorate a tree by just attaching a bit of ribbon and a button. I found this image on Flickr, its by kmel
Simple Yo-Yo Wreath
A smaller version of a yo-yo wreath can be found here at Two Crazy Crafters. They have a wonderful tutorial which is well laid out and easy to follow. We think this is one the children might like to make.
7. Yarn Ball Wreath
The Pleated Poppy have created this stunning yarn ball and bauble wreath tutorial which has a lovely home spun feel. Just right for the front door to a house full of crafty folk.
8. Crochet Ball Wreath
I just love this Crochet wreath by Greedy for Colour. I love the colours and the texture. It would look perfect in our Betty Buttons Workshop over Christmas. Greedy for Colour designed this wreath and they have a crochet ball tutorial on their blog which is perfect for beginners.
9. Pom Pom Wreath
No collection of crafty wreaths would be complete without the addition of a Pom Pom Wreath. We like this colourful version from Cintia at My Poppet because her tutorial is suitable for Kids. Cintia’s Pom Pom wreath tutorial doesn’t show us how to make a pom pom but tutorials for pom poms are very easy to find. This would make a cheerie change from the usual Christmas wreaths or it could even hang up in somebody’s bedroom. Pom Poms are fun to make and the children love them.
10. Retro Vintage Bauble Wreath
I just had to put this one in because I just love it! These are made by the very talented Suzy aka Georgia Peachez – she has a great eye for colour. She has prepared an excellent Bauble wreath tutorial, so you too can make your own bauble wreath. You may just have to raid your nan’s christmas decoration box first to find some original glass baubles!
And just for fun…
How about this cute toy wreath, it uses up those cherished plastic toys that you just can’t throw out because they have sentimental value. Give them a lease of new life by making them into a door wreath for your child’s room. Kate from And Everything Sweet has created this wreath from her daughter’s old toys. Follow her very sweet toy wreath tutorial here.
Whichever wreath you go for, we hope you enjoy the festive season. Merry Christmas!