DIY: Make a Candy-Cane Striped Holiday Wreath

DIY: Make a Candy-Cane Striped Holiday Wreath

A cheery wreath is a perfect way to begin decorating your house for the holiday season. It’s the first thing guests see when they pop over for a cup of hot cocoa, and it sets the tone for the remaining decorations in your house. Rather than buying the same old evergreen wreath together with your own Christmas tree, mix things up a little and try this simple DIY fabric produced by Heather from Whipper Berry.

This is a superb holiday craft since it’s very straightforward — no special skills or tools are included, and also the supply list is short and sweet. It can be easily customized with various colors and fabrics, and similar to that green wreath from this past year, this will last for many holiday seasons to come.

More: 50 Great DIY Holiday Decorations

Heather Thoming

All of the supplies for this particular plush-looking wreath can be found at the local craft and fabric store. You’ll need:

• 1 foam wreath

1/2 yard of muslin

3/4 lawn of red cloth (Heather utilized canvas cloth, since it’s quite durable and is sturdy enough to stand up directly on the foam)

3/4 lawn of white cloth

250 straight pins

Black ribbon

Heather Thoming

First, tear the muslin cloth into long strips, each about 4 inches wide. Wrap the strips continuously round the foam , and attach it firmly to the shape with straight pins.

Heather Thoming

Cut your red and white cloth into 4″x4″ squares. Do not worry about getting the measurements exactly right — getting it close should do the job just fine. After cutting all of your squares, begin with a red square and fold it in half, and then fold it in half again.

Heather Thoming

Just take a straight pin, and pin it to the wreath shape as shown here. Fill in a row of red tufts, pinning in precisely the same fashion and functioning the cloth close together. Follow each row of red with 2 rows of white to make a wreath just like Heather’s, or get creative and mix in green or another vacation colour!

Tip from Heather: Do not be stingy on the cloth! The full this wreath is, the better it’ll look.

Heather Thoming

Fill in the whole wreath by alternating rows, and then attach a dark ribbon bow to the top of the wreath using a couple pins. That’s it! Simple, unique, and adorable.

To read more about the DIY on Whipper Berry.

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