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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.

Materials:

  • 24″ wide wire wreath frame
  • 96″ long (2.5 m) of green velvet (minimum 3 feet wide (1 meter)
  • faux snow or pillow stuffing
  • threat
  • gold satin ribbon
  • scissors, 1 yard ruler, sewing machine, and sewing needles

materials for a winter door wreath including green velvet, gold ribbon, wire wreath form and green thread

Step 1 – Cutting the fabric

Cut strips 92.5 inches long and 12 inches wide.

Measuring the green velvet needed for the winter door wreath
Cutting the green velvet needed for the winter door wreath

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.

Sewing the green velvet needed for the winter door wreath
Sewing the green velvet needed for the winter door wreath

One section of green velvet sewn for the winter door wreath

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.

Stuffing for the winter door wreath
Stuffing one section of the winter door wreath
Sewing the end of the tube for the winter door wreath

Step 4 – Creating the braid

Take all three tubes and hand stitch them together as seen below.

Sewing together the ends of the three tubes
Sewing together the ends of the three tubes

Gently braid the three tubes.

Braiding the three velvet tubes for the winter door wreath
Braiding the three velvet tubes for the winter door wreath

Lay on your wreath frame to ensure that the braid wraps around and fits the frame.

Then sew the end of the braid.

Laying the braided velvet tubes for the winter door wreath on the wreath form
Sewing the braided green velvet tubes together to form winter door wreath

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.

Attaching the braided winter door wreath to the wreath form
Attaching the braided winter door wreath to the wreath form

Step 6 – Add ribbon

Tie a loop of the satin ribbon where the ends of the braid are to cover where they intersect.

Winter door wreath with gold ribbon tied in a bow

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.

Trim the ends of the ribbon on the winter door wreath

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!

Green velvet winter door wreath with gold satin ribbon

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.

Christmas Wreath Alternative

Or this spectacular mercury glass looking winter wreath? Click here for this diy.

Winter wreath alternative with shiny faux mercury glass balls and white ostrich feathers

I would be so grateful for some feedback

If you have a moment, could you please leave a comment below and let me know if you like these projects, or if you have an idea for another project you would like me to take on or if you would like me to cover something completely different. It helps so much to know what everyone would enjoy reading and viewing. Thank you!

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.

Cream table runner
Cream bath rug

14 x 90 table runner $19.98

Lancaster fringe cotton bath rug $16.96

Knit sweater pillow cover green and ivory
Ivory sweater pillow cover

Cassia Sweater Knit Square Decorative Pillow Cover, 18″ x 18″, Green $14.00

Sophia Sweater Knit Decorative Pillow Cover, 20″ x 20″, Ivory $11.26

Black and white winter painting
Evergreens in snow winter painting

20 x 16 black and white winter scene $35.00

Evergreens in snow 24 x 32 $49.99

What do you think?

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11 Comments
  • Wendy McMonigle
    December 20, 2022

    WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WREATH CRYSTAL. I LOVE HOW FULL AND FLUFFY IT IS. WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS.

    • Crystal
      December 29, 2022

      Thanks so much Wendy! It was fun to make! I hope you had a merry Christmas too!

  • Nicolle
    January 22, 2023

    Crystal this is so pretty! I’d love to invite you to my weekly link party to link up some of your DIYs! https://www.ourtinynest.com/2023/01/18/weekly-link-party-331/
    Have a great weekend!

  • Maria
    January 25, 2023

    Love your ideas, but I think your velvet wreath needs a heftier bow.

    • Crystal
      January 25, 2023

      Thanks Maria! I like your suggestion but I was seeing everyone using a thinner satin ribbon for bows this year and loved it so I thought I would give it a try! Thanks so much for commenting – I really appreciate it.

  • Carolyn Sackett
    January 25, 2023

    Elegant and calming creations. Thank you❤️

    • Crystal
      January 25, 2023

      I love it that you find them calming! So do I and that is so important to me. The ostrich feathers on the silver wreath move so gently in the air and it is so calming! Thank you for such a nice comment!

  • Judith
    January 25, 2023

    I love these items!!

    • Crystal
      January 25, 2023

      Thank you so very much Judith! I appreciate your lovely comment!

  • Marilyn
    January 25, 2023

    You are very talented,must have a lot of energy. I wish I could do this.

    • Crystal
      January 25, 2023

      Thank you! I definitely don’t have as much energy as I used to. I also had to get help from my daughter with the sewing as I don’t have a sewing machine.