Some of the best holiday crafts come from scraps that are left over from previous projects. That is exactly what happened with this beautiful DIY Poinsettia Wreath! The green sparkly yarn was left over from an afghan I crocheted last year. I did not have enough of the yarn to make another big project, so I decided to use up the remainder for this holiday wreath. This project was inexpensive, easy to do, and made for a colorful and festive holiday ring!
I found my inspiration for this wreath from a Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Magazine – Holiday Crafts 2013. I made minor modifications to my wreath – such as using plain felt and glitter felt for the petals. The magazine’s version has a beautiful ribbon wrapped around the top of their wreath. I chose not to use a ribbon for mine, as I was going to use it in a china cabinet display. The choices are all yours, and you can modify the project as you see fit.
Because of copyright guidelines, of which I wholly support, I can not simply copy and paste the directions from BHG. You would need to buy their magazine to get the complete instructions and patterns. You can do that here. However, you can get a broad idea from this post on how to make a similar wreath yourself, at very little cost and with minimal supplies.
All you need is some colorful leftover yarn, embroidery floss, a large-eye embroidery needle, felt, a styrofoam wreath, and some small and colorful jingle bells. The magazine project used silver jingle bells; I used red, gold and green. I already had some jingle bells left over, so that is what I used. The entire process of making the wreath is very easy. It was also rather quick to complete, though wrapping the yarn around the wreath took some time and care to ensure a pretty outcome.
I do hope this post will inspire you to get in touch with your inner creativity to make something bright and festive for the holidays. Some of the best family memories are made from hand-stitched or hand-made projects. I wish all of you a merry little Christmas!