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Back to the project, I saw this beautiful deep green velvet wreath and instantly fell in love. It didn’t scream “Christmas” so it would have longevity and I could use it as a winter door wreath or a wreath on a mirror, or even a wreath in my greenhouse! The problem was that I could not find anywhere to buy it!
What do I do when I can’t find something pre-made? You know what I do…I make it! So let’s dive right in.
- 24″ wide wire wreath frame
- 96″ long (2.5 m) of green velvet (minimum 3 feet wide (1 meter)
- faux snow or pillow stuffing
- gold satin ribbon
- scissors, 1 yard ruler, sewing machine, and sewing needles
Step 1 – Cutting the fabric
Cut strips 92.5 inches long and 12 inches wide.
Step 2 – Sew the tubes
Fold the vertically fabric so that the velvet is on the inside to create a long tube.
Sew the length of the tube and then the end to create a tube that has one opening.
Step 3 – Stuffing the tube
Loosely stuff the tubes, making sure not to stuff very full as it will be too hard to braid. Use a yard stick to push the stuffing to the end.
Once stuffed, hand stitch the final end opening.
Step 4 – Creating the braid
Take all three tubes and hand stitch them together as seen below.
Gently braid the three tubes.
Lay on your wreath frame to ensure that the braid wraps around and fits the frame.
Then sew the end of the braid.
Step 5 – Attach to wreath frame
Study both sides of the braid to determine which side looks the best. If seams are showing try to twist them so they don’t show, or use that side as the back.
Lay the braided wreath best side down. Lay the wreath frame on top.
Hand sew the wreath to the wreath frame in several spots. Make sure to pull the wreath wide so that the wreath frame does not show.
Step 6 – Add ribbon
Tie a loop of the satin ribbon where the ends of the braid are to cover where they intersect.
Loop a long piece of ribbon through the satin ribbon that you just attached and tie a very loose bow. Trim the ends of the ribbon.
Step 7 – Enjoy!
This winter door wreath is so elegant, rich and classy! Wouldn’t you agree? With deep green being so popular right now, it doesn’t have to be taken down right after Christmas but can last much longer. In fact, if this is your color scheme it could be up past winter!
Well, I hope you enjoyed this project and I am so thankful that you stayed to the end.
Looking for more inspiration?
What about this holly jolly old fashioned Father Christmas wreath alternative? Click here for this diy.
Or this spectacular mercury glass looking winter wreath? Click here for this diy.
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Winter decor inspiration
Below are images and links of beautiful winter decor that you might be interested in. Should you decide to purchase something, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.