I love seeing cute holiday wreaths greeting me whenever I walk up to a door. There is something so cheerful and welcoming about them. But I’ve never really had wreaths to hang on my own door, and the main reason was lack of storage. Wreaths aren’t exactly the easiest things to store if you live in an apartment like I do with the world’s smallest closet. *Note I said closet. As in singular…one. My life is hard people. :)
But after seeing so many fun Valentine’s Day wreaths on Pinterest I decided to make one anyway. And somewhere along the process I came up with an idea to make a wreath that could be used not only for Valentine’s Day, but for every holiday. Let me show you what I mean. I started with a Styrofoam wreath form, some yarn, lots of felt, hot glue, and baker’s twine.
The base of the wreath is covered in the grey/white yarn. I wanted to make sure I chose a neutral color that would look good with any other color and the grey and white also adds enough interest that it isn’t boring. Wrapping the wreath in yarn isn’t difficult, but it does take some time. That’s what Netflix is for. The ends are secured with some hot glue.
Now to decorate the wreath I made different banners for different holidays that can easily be removed and then reused. I had planned on cutting out shapes in felt for each one, but then I found some of these packages at Michaels. Most of the work done for me? Yes please! I only found some for Valentines and St. Patrick’s Day, so I cut out some felt flags for the Easter/Spring version.
Using a small hole punch, I put two holes in the top of each little piece and strung them onto some baker’s twine.
I learned that it is important to do two holes because otherwise the pieces won’t hang correctly. They’ll turn to the side instead of facing the front. I took a picture of the St. Patrick’s Day banner to show you what I mean. The circle on the left has two holes, the circle on the right has just one.
I made sure to leave plenty of string on the ends of each banner so that all I have to do is tie it around the wreath in a bow. The wreath is hanging on my front door by some wire I also wrapped around it and to hide the wire I tied a ribbon around it that matched the banners.
Pretty cute wreath, right? And so easy to change for each holiday! All I have to do is untie the baker’s twine and the ribbon at the top, and then add the next holiday’s banner and bow.
Here’s the one for Easter and/or Spring. The flower bunch on the side is also tied on with twine. I hot glued some flowers to a piece of felt and then used the hole punch in that felt as well. Easy peasy.
These are the only banners I have made so far, but I have plans to keep making them for the 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and maybe just some general fall or summer ones too. I’m so excited to finally have a cute wreath on my door to welcome anyone who stops by!