Generally I make a fresh wreath for my front door each year for Christmas. However, this year I really wanted a cozy and inviting look to my Christmas decor and what could be more cozy than a chunky soft yarn wreath. With this in mind, I’d like to share how to make a Christmas wreath that’s cozy and inviting.
What do wreaths symbolize at Christmas?
Christmas wreaths are generally constructed of evergreens to represent everlasting life brought through Jesus Christ and the circular shape of the wreath represents God, with no beginning and no end.
For example, when Christians hang a wreath on their door or in their window, it’s an invitation for Christ to come into their home.
Isn’t that beautiful? In fact, during the Christmas season, that’s exactly what I want my wreath to represent. I hope that through my love and actions to others, I am representing Christ and inviting Him into my home.
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Sometimes it’s just easier to see it in action.😉 Enjoy the video tutorial “How to Make a Christmas Wreath That’s Cozy & Inviting.”
Making a Cozy Christmas Wreath
First, form a loop with the yarn and insert the crochet hook in the loop.
Then bring the yarn down across the front of the wreath frame and bring it around the back of the wreath frame.
Now wrap the yarn around the hook and pull through the loop.
Basically, this is a chain stitch, along with wrapping the yarn around the wreath frame with each stitch.
It should be noted that with each stitch, the skein of yarn will need to be brought across the front of the wreath frame and then brought up the back of the frame and then make the chain stitch.
Again, bring the skein of yarn across the front and wrapped around and catch the yarn with the crochet hook.
Continue working this chain stitch around the wire wreath frame.
Clearly, once you get into the grove of it, wrapping the yarn around the wreath frame will become effortless.
Once the entire wreath form is covered with the yarn, cut the yarn from the skein.
Finally, wrap the tail around the crochet hook and pull through the loop. This will form a knot.
Insert the crochet hook through several loops on the backside of the wreath and pull the tail through.
Repeat with the other tail.
Trim the tails with scissors.
If you want to layer 2 wreath frames together like mine, repeat on the second wire wreath frame.
Once both wire wreath frames are covered with chunky yarn, cut a length of yarn and tie the two wreaths together with a knot.
Finally, weave the tails through the backside of the wreath.
Embellishing Cozy Christmas Wreath
Not only did I want to embellish my Christmas wreath with greens and berries, but I also want to add a soft and cozy bow.
With this in mind, I used the same cozy flannel ribbon I used on my Christmas tree and created a bow and secured it with wire.
Then, I secured it to the wreath frames with wire.
Finally it’s time to add the greenery and berries. I inserted the picks under the wire that secured the bow.
Last but now least, fluff the bow and make it look pretty.
I originally planned on placing my embellishments on the left side of the wreath, However once I hung it up, I realized that it was too heavy on the left side and my Christmas wreath hung crooked. 🤪
In order to remedy this, I readjusted my picks and bow and made them centered at the top of the wreath. That worked perfectly.
Cozy Christmas Wreath
Indeed, this cozy Christmas wreath created the look I wanted for my home this year.
It’s soft and cozy looking and still has that festive Christmas feel.
Likewise, when January rolls around I can switch out the embellishments and turn it into a winter or Valentine’s Day wreath with ease.
Now I’ve got a little bonus for you as well! Along with the Christmas wreath tutorial, I’ve also have a quick video tutorial below for more Christmas decor for the front porch.
How to Make Gift Box Decor
Don’t miss this quick and easy video tutorial on how to make Gift Box Decor! You won’t believe what I used to create these beautiful gift boxes under my tree.
In fact, you may have it laying around your house already, waiting for you to upcycle it.
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