I made this with tulle so I could try one of the popular tulle wreaths. This would be really cute on a 12" foam ring too. The hat fit the smaller wreath really great, but I wanted a bigger wreath because I have a big blank wall that needs filled when I take down my fall owl wreath. Yes, my wreaths hang inside since no one will see them outside because we live so far from the road.
Since I have a wreath up, now I better get the rest of my decorations out and my tree up!
How to Make a Santa Beard Wreath with Tulle
- White tulle (I used about half of a 25 yard roll)
- Red ribbon or yarn
- Santa hat
- Since I used a straw wreath, I first wrapped it with plastic wrap to keep everything from falling out. You can use any type of plastic wrap or even packaging tape.
- Next I cut a strip of tulle 12" long and tied it around the wreath to make sure it was the right length. It was, so I cut several more strips. There are a few ways to tie the tulle on the wreath, but I just tied it in a simple knot like the first step of tying shoes and double knotted it.
- Then I tried and tied and tied more pieces. I kept holding it up to look at it and it, and when it looked full, I saved two pieces of white tulle and moved on to the next step. When they were all tied on, I gave Santa a beard trim to even out the tulle.
- I took red ribbon and wrapped it around the top of the wreath. You could use ribbon or yarn or anything else that will wrap around. After I got it all wrapped, I pinned the ends and tied the last two pieces of white tulle over the edge of the red ribbon.
- The hat needed to stand up by itself, so I laid it on cardboard -- I cut off the back of a cereal box. I traced the hat and cut it slightly smaller. I cut the top of the triangle off so the hat would flop over. I used a small line of glue on the bottom of the cardboard to keep it in the hat. Then I glued the hat on the wreath. I liked it a little off center.
And here's my finished wreath!