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How to Make Cotton Ball Wreath (Dollar Tree Wreath DIY)

10 January

Learn how to make a cotton ball wreath.  This is an easy and inexpensive Dollar Tree wreath DIY that is perfect for fall, Christmas, or winter.  I made mine for Christmas and winter, so I can use it in January and February.  You can simply change the decorations to make it for fall or other seasons.





How to Make Cotton Ball Wreath


I'm always looking for Dollar Tree wreath ideas.  Dollar Tree is my go to for craft supplies.  I mean, everything is $1, so I have no shame leaving with a few bags of goodies.


This year, I made wreaths for both doors.  Our house is laid out funny on the farm, and we always use the back door.  However, sometimes guests use the front door.


So I made this sweater wreath for one door and this cotton ball wreath for the other door.   


I make this cotton ball wreath DIY for winter, but you can easily change the decoration to use it for another season.  I liked the bottle brush trees for both Christmas and winter.


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



I also have more Dollar Tree wreath ideas and some fun signs coming soon!





What Season is Cotton Wreath?


A cotton wreath can be used all year.  They are often used in the fall to winter.  I think the plain white look of this cotton ball wreath DIY makes it look perfect for winter to resemble snow.


However, you can definitely change the decoration to use this Dollar Tree wreath DIY for Christmas or fall too.


How Do You Clean a Cotton Ball Wreath?


I live a half mile from the road, so I don't get much dust from the road.  However, we do have a lot of dirt, especially when it's plowing time, planting time, or harvesting time.


Therefore, I will only hang this cotton ball wreath decor for a little while.  I can not expect it to last on a farm less than 100 feet from a corn field.


However, a cotton ball wreath DIY isn't too hard to clean under normal circumstances.  You can either use a can of air or an air compressor to remove dust and debris.  


Be careful to hold the wreath about a foot away to start and slowly get closer so you don't blow off any decorations.


You can also clean your cotton ball wreath with salt.  Place 1/4 cup table salt in a brown paper bag.  Place the Dollar Tree wreath DIY inside and shake gently.  


The salt is a mild abrasive that can help loosen dust and dirt.





How Do You Make a Cotton Ball Wreath?


I made this as a Dollar Tree wire wreath DIY, so that's what I used for the base.  You could also use a flat wood wreath form.


Since I couldn't cover wire completely to make my cotton ball wreath DIY, I used mesh from Dollar Tree to wrap the wreath.  Then I hot glued cotton balls onto the white mesh.  


Then I added some bottle brush trees as a decoration.  I didn't add a bow, but you could.


Learning how to make cotton ball wreath is very easy.  The Dollar Tree wreath DIY is perfect for beginners!





How Do You Decorate a Cotton Wreath?


I kept mine simple.  As much as I'd love to save this wreath year after year, on a farm that's just not going to happen.  That's why I look for Dollar Tree wreath ideas. 


Here are some other ways to decorate your cotton ball wreath DIY:



Dollar Tree Wreath DIY Supplies


To learn how to make a cotton ball wreath, you will need:


  • 14 inch wire wreath form.  I got mine from Dollar Tree, but you can also find one on Amazon.
  • Cotton balls.  I got mine at Dollar Tree, but you can also get them from Amazon.
  • White mesh tulle.  My Dollar Tree has it sometimes.  Or get it on Amazon.
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Bottle brush trees.  I picked them up at Dollar Tree.  There are fun colored trees on Etsy.




How to Make Cotton Ball Wreath


Step #1


Use hot glue to attach the mesh to the wire frame.  Wrap the tulle around the frame.  You can add hot glue as you go to secure it.





Step #2


Add a small amount of hot glue to a cotton ball and stick it on the wreath.  I didn't use a pattern, but I did put about three per row.  Repeat and add more cotton balls until you cover the wire form.





Step #3


I removed the white plastic piece on the bottom of the trees.  Then I used hot glue to attach the trees to the inside bottom of the Dollar Tree wreath DIY.  





Then hang up your Dollar Tree wire wreath DIY.  


I hope you enjoy this cotton ball wreath decor.  It's simple to make, and if it gets too dirty then take off the cotton balls and mesh and look for more Dollar Tree wreath ideas to make a new one!





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Author: Cari @ Koti Beth
Estimated cost: $3

How to Make a Cotton Ball Wreath

prep time: 5 Mperform time: 15 Mtotal time: 20 M
How to make a cotton ball wreath. This is a Dollar Tree wreath idea that's perfect for fall, winter, or Christmas.

materials:

  • 14 inch wire wreath form
  • Cotton balls
  • White mesh tulle
  • Hot glue gun
  • Bottle brush trees

tools:

  • Scissors

steps:

  1. Use hot glue to attach the mesh to the wire frame. Wrap the tulle around the frame. You can add hot glue as you go to secure it.
  2. Add a small amount of hot glue to a cotton ball and stick it on the wreath. I didn't use a pattern, but I did put about three per row. Repeat and add more cotton balls until you cover the wire form.
  3. I removed the white plastic piece on the bottom of the trees. Then I used hot glue to attach the trees to the inside bottom of the Dollar Tree wreath DIY.
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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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