Want to add some sparkle and softness to your seasonal decor? Let’s learn how to make a frosty velvet Christmas wreath that can double as a winter wreath! You might be surprised just how easy it is to make a DIY velvet Christmas wreath.
HOW TO MAKE A FROSTY VELVET CHRISTMAS WREATH
Are you preparing your home for Christmas?
Thinking about adding a little sumpin’-sumpin’ special for your winter decor?
Well, if you’ve been around My Wee Abode for any amount of time, you know I love “understated” velvet decor.
I don’t mean Elvis on black velvet… or even a red rose painted on a velvet canvas.
However, gimme some DIY velvet pumpkins that look just like the pros, and I’m a happy lady! (I actually was approached by the owner of the leading velvet pumpkin company asking if I would tag her pumpkins that I was using in my posts. She was quite surprised to find out they were my DIY pumpkins)!
And, if you visited my recent frosty minty home tour, you may have spotted my velvet-y Christmas wreath that was next to my baker’s cabinet.
Today, I thought it would be fun to do a quick tutorial to show you how easy it is to make this soft velvet Christmas wreath with sparkly greenery and a pretty jingle bell! And I love that this decor can be used as a velvet WINTER wreath, too!
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What You’ll Need
To make a velvet Christmas wreath, you don’t really need much:
- Round styrofoam wreath form (size depends on where you are using this… I used a 16″ form for mine)
- (Optional) White acrylic paint and paintbrush ( This is only if you use a green form as I did. I love my fave acrylics by Colorshot)
- 1/2 yard of velvet fabric… you can use silk velvet from Prism Silks (like I did with this one), however, you can use stretch velvet from New Fabrics or Amazon
- Faux pine greenery (I used some with a little sparkle)
- Large jingle bell (or any embellishment/ornament you like… mine came from Hobby Lobby and is about 4-inches across)
- Glue gun and my fave gluesticks
- Tacky Glue
How to Make a Frosty Velvet Christmas Wreath
This Christmas wreath takes about 30 minutes to create and is quite easy to make.
Start with the Velvet
- Cut your fabric into 2-inch strips.
- If you have a green styrofoam form, you can paint it with white acrylic paint, but choosing a white form makes things even easier.
- Add a ‘stripe’ of Tacky Glue to your wreath and then press the end of a strip of fabric to the foam. This dries super fast and makes it easy to continue adding fabric.
- While wrapping the fabric around the wreath, fold under the edge that will show, and let folds and gathers happen (or MAKE them happen).
- As you come to the end of a piece of fabric, make sure you are on the back of your wreath, add another stripe of glue, and press your velvet into the glue. You may have some fabric leftover… just cut it off.
- Continue wrapping your strips of fabric and gluing around the wreath until it is covered.
Time for the Embellishment
Using your glue gun, add your embellishment. With a jingle bell, be sure it’s hanging the way you want before gluing.
Add Your Greenery
Now add your greenery using your glue gun.
Add a little or a lot… I actually started with just a bit at the top, took some photos, and realized I needed more!
Add even more sparkle with a sprig of something shiny! It’s really up to you how much to add, and what YOU want it too look like.
Go minimalist, farmhouse, cottage, or over-the-top festive!
Your Finished Frosty Velvet Christmas Wreath
Now, hang you frosty velvet wreath in your favorite spot!
This is next to my baker’s cabinet (that has a makeover planned in the future)…
But you can add it to:
- a door
- a window
- the front of a cupboard
- above the mantel
- over a mirror
This jingle bell also showed up on my Winter Wonderland Christmas Tree!
Did you find this tutorial helpful? Is a velvet wreath in your seasonal decor future? I think this wreath would be pretty for any holiday, with different embellishments and faux stems! What do you think?