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Easy, DIY Fleece Wreath For Under $5


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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.

a red and green and a blue wreath with title text reading Easy DIY Fleece Wreath

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:

three fleece throws rolled up on a dark brown background

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.

 

Fleece Strips

After you have cut the fleece into strips, take a wire hangar and shape it into a circle.

Hangar Wreath Frame in 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.

Tie Strips Onto Hangar

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.

 

red and green fleece Christmas Wreath with a gold bow

 

Camo Wreath with a yellow bow

 

Blue & White Wreath

More DIY Wreaths

Looking for more wreath ideas? Check out some of these great ones from other blogs.

Dollar Tree Wreath

Dollar Tree Wreath by Feeding Big

 

Organized 31 - Book Page Wreath

Book Page Wreath by Organized 31

 

christmas-wreath-roundup

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.

 

30 thoughts on “Easy, DIY Fleece Wreath For Under $5”

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  2. 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

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    • 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!

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  3. 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

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  4. 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..

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  5. 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!

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