If you’re looking for an easy Christmas project, you’re going to love this DIY Fleece Wreath! You only need a few simple items and the whole project costs less than $5.
You may have noticed that I don’t post a lot of craft projects here on Wondermom Wannabe. That’s because I am a horrible crafter.
I lack any artistic ability whatsoever so I can only tackle the simplest of crafting projects. This project was so easy that my 6-year old daughter completed one of the fleece wreaths all by herself (minus the fabric cutting, which I did).
How to Make This DIY Fleece Wreath
When I saw that Wal-Mart has fleece throws for sale for $2.98 (they each measured 50 x 60 inches), I snatched up what I thought were the three best patterns. Here they are:
Camouflage may not be everyone’s first choice, but we are a military family with lots of military friends so I knew this would make a great gift for one of them.
The first step is to cut the fleece into strips. My strips were 1 ½ inches wide and 6 inches long.
A cautionary note: although all of the fleece throws were the same brand, they were very different in terms of elasticity.
The blue and white fleece didn’t stretch at all and the camo fleece stretched like a rubber band. Consequently, it took many more strips of camo fleece to complete the wreath and the strips appear longer on the completed wreath, even though all my strips were 6 inches long.
So, give your fleece a “stretch test” first. If it’s stiff, cut longer strips (maybe 8 inches) and if it’s super stretchy, cut shorter strips (4-5 inches). Also, for stiff fabric, plan on using 100-125 strips and for stretchy fleece, plan on 150-200 strips.
After you have cut the fleece into strips, take a wire hangar and shape it into a circle.
Next, you simply tie the strips onto the wire hangar one at a time until you have completely covered the hangar. You only need a simple tie (like how you begin when you are tying a shoe), but pull it tight.
You don’t need to make a knot. Be sure to push the strips together as you tie them on so that once you have filled the hangar they won’t move around and expose bare spots.
My daughter tied with me while we watched Sofia the First. We finished all three before the episode was over.
Once you’re done, fold the top of the hangar down to form a circle instead of a hook. Cover the remaining wire with yarn that matches the fabric and you now have a built-in hanging hook!
To complete the wreath, add a decorative bow. I bought the bow for the red and green fleece wreath at the dollar store, making the grand total for the wreath $3.98 + tax.
For the other two wreaths, I picked up ribbon on sale at Michael’s for 50% off so ended up spending $3 on each roll. I only used half the ribbon from each roll to make the bows though, so the grand total for each of those wreaths was $4.48 + tax.
More DIY Wreaths
Looking for more wreath ideas? Check out some of these great ones from other blogs.
Dollar Tree Wreath by Feeding Big
Book Page Wreath by Organized 31
Christmas Wreath Round Up from the Coconut Head
Thrive This Holiday Season
Need help getting ready for the holidays? Use one of these printable Christmas planners.
All three have helpful checklists and ideas to help you get and stay organized through the busy holiday season. Each one is a little different so that you can choose the one that works best for you.
32 thoughts on “Easy, DIY Fleece Wreath For Under $5”
do you have printable directions for the wreath?
No, sorry I don’t have printable directions for the wreath.
This is a fun project. I really like the use of the fleeece. Thanks for posting at Funtastic Friday
Beautiful wreaths I have to make a few of these for some of my relatives! And, course for myself too!
love this type of wreath so home feeling. My favorite would be blue but then all my friends and family would tell you I am partial to blue
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I adore these wreaths!! I am pinning for later so I can make a Seahawk one!!
I wouldn’t have thought to use fleece for a wreath, but it works perfectly. What a great idea!
I love those wreaths! I’m not the best crafter either so I love that these are simple to make!
This is such a cute idea! It turned out great!
I never realized that you could use a wire hanger to create a wreath. I think this is going to go on my craft to do list for next week
its so cute ! and very creative . i should try this 🙂
Your wreaths turned out beautifully. I would never have guessed that making them could be so easy!
Thank you! I was happy they turned out so well in spite of my limited abilities.
How cute (and inexpensive)
So cute, all of them! my son has a blanket like the first wreaths that our niece made him and we love that too. 🙂
Nice way to recycle unused or old fleece. Pretty wreathes!
I love these easy (and frugal) wreaths and you are not a horrible crafter – these are so cute!
Ah, you only think that because I haven’t posted the pictures of my less successful projects. At least you know if you find it on this site, anyone can make it!
Those are adorable and cozy and super cute! Plus, I could actually handle the making of them!
I never thought of that to look nice but it does. Thanks for sharing the ideas.
These are so pretty and I think even I could make these and have them turn out looking pretty good. Great craft idea!
Corinne my dear… horrible crafter? These are beautiful wreaths! And have you seen my army man ornament from an egg crate? You should do more craft posts! Hugs, Holly
These are all so cute. I love the blue snowflake one the best. Very creative.
Now that is an awesome wreath that I can put together! Brilliant Fleece Wreath!
You created 3 lovely wreaths! I don’t think you can claim the title of horrible crafter any more. And I love that you repurposed a wire hanger. I’m totally going to steal that idea for a future wreath project..
I don’t believe you are a horrible crafter. Those wreaths turned out fantastic. I might have to get busy and make myself one.
You know I love this wreath! Actually, I love all of them and now need to get to my craft room and make some! Thanks for inspiring me and for sharing my Dollar Tree Wreath!