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How to Make a Sweater Winter Wreath for Front Door

02 December

How to make a sweater wreath.  This adorable winter wreath DIY is made with Dollar Tree supplies and an old sweater.  This beautiful old sweater hacks is a great way to repurpose an old sweater from your closet or from a thrift store into a Dollar Tree wreath.





How to Make a Sweater Wreath


When the decorations come down after Christmas, the house looks so bare.  I don't decorate a lot of winter, but I do like wreaths for winter months for the front door or above my fireplace.


Of course, Dollar is my favorite store to shop for craft supplies.  I found the wreath form, the greenery, and the adorable owl at the dollar store for my owl wreath DIY.  


I also had an old sweater and I used old sweater hacks to upcycle it into Dollar Tree winter decor.  This was one of my son's sweaters that had a hole in it, but it was perfect for a winter wreath for front door.


You can also use some of the fabric from the sweater to make these easy mason jar ring coasters.


For more Dollar Tree decorating ideas, check out these posts:








Why Put a Wreath on Your Door?


The circle shape of the wreath was thought to represent eternal life in Ancient Greece.  The ancient Romans used wreaths on their door to symbolize victory in a battle.  Later, Christians used wreaths as an invitation to let Christ into their home.


Today, people look for wreaths for winter months to use as decorations.  They help make your home look more inviting and welcoming for guests.


What Goes on a Winter Wreath?


You can decorate wreaths for winter months however you'd like, but here are some ideas for winter wreaths:



Generally, winter wreaths for front door after Christmas tend to be gray, brown, white, or blue. 


 Sometimes you'll find green in greenery or red in berries or ribbon, but I try to avoid both red and green together in a winter wreath DIY.





How Do You Hang a Wreath on the Wall?


We live half a mile from the road, so I don't always put a wreath on the door.  I do, however, hang wreaths for winter months above my fireplace.  


I did put a nail in the wall, but I always have something in that spot.  I have some large pictures that I also set on the mantle, but they cover the nail hole.


Otherwise, I recommend using Command hooks.  Make sure you get a big one that will support a wreath.  I've had the small and medium sized hooks fall due to the weight of the wreath.


How Do I Attach Decorations to a Wreath?


I generally use hot glue when making a sweater wreath.  Hot glue is easy to use, and it works really well.  


I also use floral wire to attach things for my winter wreaths not Christmas.  


Sometimes I just stick things on the wreath and don't attach it.  Since I hang my owl wreath DIY on the wall, I don't worry about things falling off - unless a cat makes her way to the mantle!





What Glue Do You Use for Wreaths?


Hot glue is the best glue to use for ideas for winter wreaths.  It sets up quickly, so you can work pretty fast.  I like Gorilla Glue sticks the best.  


I recommend using a high temperature hot glue gun.  I haven't had much success with low temperature glue sticks.


However, you can also use super glue or Rapidfire All Purpose Fast Curing Glue.  These adhesives really stick well, but they do take longer to set up.


If you have a stubborn winter wreaths DIY element that will not stick with hot glue, try these liquid glues.


Do You Need a Glue Gun to Make a Wreath?


Technically, you can make this owl wreath DIY without a glue gun and use a liquid glue.  However, I really recommend investing in a glue gun. 


You can find a glue gun at Dollar Tree for Dollar Tree winter decor, but I do like my Gorilla Glue gun better.  You'll use it for this winter wreath DIY, and I'm sure you'll find more projects to make!


Sweater Wreath Supplies


To make this owl wreath DIY, you will need:


  • Foam wreath.  I got mine from Dollar Tree, but you can also find them on Amazon.
  • Owl plush ornament.  I found mine at Dollar Tree with the Christmas decorations, but it's perfect for a winter wreath DIY.  You can also find similar animals on Amazon.  I used one just over 4 inches tall for reference.
  • Candle ring florals or other greenery.  I picked these up at Dollar Tree, but you can also find them on Amazon.
  • Pine cones.  Again, Dollar Tree.  Etsy also has them.
  • Sweater.  I used one with a hole, but shop your favorite thrift store for inspiration.
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks.  You can find a hot glue gun at Dollar Tree, but I like the Gorilla Glue Gun.
  • Floral wire.  You can find this at Dollar Tree or Amazon.
  • Wire cutters.  I got mine from Amazon.





How to Make a Sweater Wreath


Step #1


Cut the sweater to wrap around the wreath.  I cut mine horizontally along the bottom of the sweater. 





Step #2


Wrap the sweater around the wreath form and glue into place with hot glue.  Keep the seam on the back of the wreath so it's not visible from the front.





Step #3


Cut the candle ring florals in half and remove extra plastic.  Tie to the greenery to the wreath with floral wire.  You can also use hot glue.  You can put the greenery anywhere, but I put mine on one side.  It would also be cute on the bottom of the winter wreath for front door.





Step #4


Use hot glue to attach the owl, pinecones, and any additional floral pieces.  


Step #5


To make a hanger for your winter wreath DIY, wrap floral wire around the sweater and get it in between the ribbing to hide it.  If your sweater does not have ribbing to hide the wire, then you can glue the hanger on the back.  However, wrapping it around the wreath is stronger.





I hope this owl wreath DIY inspires you to make winter wreaths for front door after Christmas.  I love how it turned out!


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Yield: 1 wreath
Author: Cari @ Koti Beth
Estimated cost: $5

Owl Sweater Winter Wreath for Front Door

prep time: 5 Mperform time: 30 Mtotal time: 35 M
How to make an owl sweater wreath with Dollar Tree supplies.

materials:

  • Foam wreath
  • Owl plush ornament
  • Candle ring florals or other greenery
  • Pine cones.
  • Sweater

tools:

  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Floral wire
  • Wire cutters

steps:

  1. Cut the sweater to wrap around the wreath. I cut mine horizontally along the bottom of the sweater.
  2. Wrap the sweater around the wreath form and glue into place with hot glue. Keep the seam on the back of the wreath so it's not visible from the front.
  3. Cut the candle ring florals in half and remove extra plastic. Tie to the greenery to the wreath with floral wire. You can also use hot glue. You can put the greenery anywhere, but I put mine on one side. It would also be cute on the bottom of the winter wreath for front door.
  4. Use hot glue to attach the owl, pinecones, and any additional floral pieces.
  5. To make a hanger for your winter wreath DIY, wrap floral wire around the sweater and get it in between the ribbing to hide it. If your sweater does not have ribbing to hide the wire, then you can glue the hanger on the back. However, wrapping it around the wreath is stronger.
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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.

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