Making a DIY wool wreath is a fabulous way to welcome Christmas and winter. This Candy Cane Wool Wreath makes a fun Christmas craft and fabulous seasonal door decor. This wreath, reminiscent of a peppermint candy cane, is not only easy to make, but will your home a sense of cosy warmth.
- 1 skein white wool
- 1 skein red wool
- foam ring
- hot glue gun and glue sticks(not pictured)
- red felt (optional)
- green felt (optional)
Step 1: Begin by wrapping the white wool around the foam ring. Use the hot glue gun to secure the end of the white wool to ring and start wrapping. Be sure to keep the wool taught.
Step 2: Wrap, wrap, and wrap some more! This process can be tedious, but it's easiest if you keep your skein of wool intact and organised; loop the entire skein through the ring, around and around. If you get a good system (and a good rhythm this can go quickly).
Step 3: Once you get to the end of the white yarm, use the hot glue gun to secure the end.
Step 4: Create your first red stripe. Secure the end of the red wool with the hot glue gun to what will be the back of your wreath. Wrap the red wool using the same method you used for the white wool. Make this red strip about 2 inches in width. Secure the end of the red wool with the hot glue gun to the back of the wreath. Make four equidistant 2 inch stripes.
Step 5: In between the 2-inch red stripes, create two smaller red stripes. I wrapped the wool around only three times to create the small stripes. Continue this process, so you have two thin red stripes between each thicker red stripe. Finish off each stripe with another dot of hot glue at the back of the wreath to secure the wool.
Step 6: Add some felt embellishments if you wish. I added a red rose made from loosely wrapping red felt in a spiral shape, and I green felt to make the leaves.
Step 7: Hang on your entry door and give your guests a sweet greeting! This makes a great addition to the door of each bedroom in the house, too!
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