DIY Guide: Making a Textile Christmas Wreath
Getting into a Christmas mood is a big part of the holiday, and making a wreath is just a thing to do. Besides being a bit enthusiastic about the project, you'll need to know some tips & tricks on how to make a Christmas wreath.
How to make a Christmas wreath from textile?
The classic Christmas wreath is made from evergreen plants like holly or Christmas tree branches, but we decided to make a fabric one, the wreath you can bring out year on year to add some festive cheer to your home.
Materials & Equipment for this DIY project
- 1 metre minimum of your chosen fabric
- Soft stuffing (we used a 60x60cm cushion inner)
- Sewing thread
Equipment you need:
- A ruler
- 1 x fabric scissors / rotary cutter
- 1 x hand sewing needle or sewing machine
- Something long and thin to help push the stuffing into the tubes (we used a knitting needle)
- 1 x Safety pin (to turn the tubes the right way around)
- Cutting matt – helpful but not essential
When you gather all of the equipment, you are ready to start. Just follow our instructions.
Step by step guide for making your own wreath
- Pick a print for your wreath
Nothing says Christmas more than the combination of red and green, but this holiday is a playful one. You can use whatever symbol you want from snowflakes to nutcrackers to express your spirit.
We chose a classic print, Poinsettia Christmas Red on Creme by Heleen_vd_thillart (XWD115244) printed onto our Organic Cotton Drill fabric.
- Cut the fabric into 3 strips
Helpful tip: If you’re using a non-stretch fabric, cut the fabric on the bias (45 degree angle from fabric edge) to add a little stretch.
We recommend 12cm wide and at least 150cm long. You might need to join a few strips together to reach the correct length.
Fold in half
Fold each strip in half with the print sides facing and sew along the long edge to make 3 tubes.
Turn the tubes inside out so that the print is on the outside.
Helpful tip: You can do this by attaching a safety pin to one side and feeding it through the tube until it comes out the other side.
Now it’s time to stuff the tubes.
Leave some unstuffed length at the end to make a hanging loop for your wreath.
We used cushion stuffing and a knitting needle to push the stuffing inside.
Secure with a knot.
Once you’ve stuffed all 3 tubes, secure them at one end with a knot and plait them together until you reach your desired length.
Get creative and add a bow or pompoms to finish it off.
- Hang the wreath on your door and reward yourself with a mince pie for a job well done. Merry Christmas!
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