Are you looking for an inexpensive and easy Christmas craft? If so, then let me show you how to make a Dollar Tree yarn Christmas wreath. It’s a super quick and fun Dollar store Christmas craft to create!
DOLLAR TREE YARN CHRISTMAS WREATH
DOLLAR STORE SUPPLIES NEEDED:
- 10-inch foam wreath form
- red, green, white yarn
- Christmas gift bag with design
- plaid ribbon
- glue gun
- poster board (optional)
It’s time for more “10 on the 10th” home decor and craft projects! This group consists of bloggers who will be sharing their Christmas projects with you that are inexpensive and budget-friendly. At the end of my post, be sure to visit their links to see what they made!
HOW TO MAKE A DOLLAR TREE WREATH
Select a Dollar Tree gift bag that has a cute character or a different picture on the front that will be the focal point of your wreath. It’s better if the bag is thicker or stiffer in the area that you will cut out the character.
Since Dollar Tree stock varies from store to store, you will need to make sure they have coordinating yarn colors for your gift bag cut-out. If need be, craft stores will have lots of colors to choose from although you’ll have to pay a little extra. My Dollar Tree didn’t have red yarn in stock, so I spent a bit more for it at Walmart.
The 10-inch size foam wreath form is the perfect size to work with as the smaller size makes wrapping it with yarn go quicker and it’s much easier to manage.
HOW TO WRAP A WREATH WITH YARN
STEP 1: WRAP THE WREATH WITH YARN
Determine how you want to split and space out your colors of yarn for the color blocking. Mark with a pencil where the start and stop points will be. Plan this according to how big or small your cut-out is and also the cut-out placement.
Attach the first yarn end with hot glue. Begin wrapping the yarn from that point by pulling the whole ball of yarn in an under and over fashion.
Hold the individual yarn wraps taut as you’re going under and over while also making sure that the wraps are close to one another and no wreath is showing.
Even after a color section is completely wrapped, it’s easy to push the yarn around to where it may need to be altered. Then you can glue the end down.
Continue the next color sections just like the first one. Glue the yarn end down and then begin wrapping the wreath with your next color.
STEP 2: ADD THE DIVIDER SECTIONS
I used about 12 individual wraps of white yarn to accent and divide the main color sections. Hot glue the yarn start and stop points as you did in the steps above.
Next place a strip of ribbon in the center of the accent yarn. Cut enough ribbon to join the ends together on the back side and then use hot glue.
STEP 3: MAKE A BOW
Attach a ribbon section at the top of the wreath and glue into place just as you did in the step above (minus the white yarn.)
Make a simple two loop bow and hot glue it down on top of the strip of ribbon.
STEP 4: ATTACH THE CUT-OUT
Use hot glue to attach the cut-out in your desired position.
If your cut-out is not sturdy enough on its own, you can glue onto the back a piece of card stock or poster board.
Now that you’re completely done with all the steps, you can weave a bit of florist wire behind the ribbon and bow area to form a small loop to hang your adorable wreath.
I hope you enjoy planning and making your own Dollar Tree yarn Christmas wreath!
VISIT THE LINKS BELOW TO SEE MORE BUDGET-FRIENDLY CHRISTMAS PROJECTS!
Tammy @ Patina and Paint ~ Christmas Tree in a Bag
Terrie @ Decorate with Tip and More ~ Christmas Pinecone Swag
Niki @ Life as a LEO Wife ~ Dollar Tree Christmas Tree
Through a Vintage Door ~ Christmas Bead Decoration
Southern Sunflowers ~ Dollar Tree Yarn Christmas Wreath (that’s me)
Sharing my Christmas wreath at these fabulous blogs!
Love seeing how you’ve use the character on this wreath! I have been admiring all the beautiful signs they have at Dollar Tree, but wasn’t sure how to incorporate it into a wreath without covering it up completely.
Alexandra, it was slim pickings when I first planned this project, so I’m sure they have gift boxes now that something can be cut out and use on a wreath.
This is so cute Allyson! What a great idea to use a gift bag cut out! Adorable!
Thanks for the compliments on my yarn wreath, Jenna!
Niki | Life as a LEO Wife says
So cute! I love the little Santa addition. I always hang yarn wreaths from the sconces in my living room, so I’ll be on the lookout for gift bags with designs that match my Christmas theme. Pinned!
Thanks, Niki! Afterwards, I thought about I should add that a cut out from a gift box can be used, too.
That is awesome Allyson! J love the colours and it looks like something you would buy at a boutique store . It definitely looks more than a $10 diy.
This would make a great gift Christmas gift too!! Great job!
Teresa, thanks so much! I appreciate that you think it looks more expensive. Yay, I achieved my goal. 🙂
Terrie - Decorate and More with Tip says
This is so adorable Allyson. The colors the Santa, you did an amazing job creating this. Love it!
Thank you, Terri! I need to catch up on your newest video series since I’ve missed some. I love watching them!
Allyson I LOVE everything about this craft! The color, the texture… it is one happy wreath. Thanks for sharing how to make such a fun and pretty wreath with us.
Tammy, thanks for your compliments! I need to catch up on your videos. They’re always so inspiring!