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Santa's Beard Wreath

29 November
Thanksgiving is over, so I can finally post my Santa's beard wreath!  Miss Koti Beth and I watched Gilmore Girls on Netflix while we made our wreaths.  She made a smaller version with a 12" ring and Christmas ribbon that she hung in her room.

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

What You Need

  • Wreath
  • White tulle (I used about half of a 25 yard roll)
  • Red ribbon or  yarn
  • Santa hat
  1. 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.  
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!

Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.