I have always wanted a wreath on my door at Christmas, but have never bought one before. This past year I have been much more involved with crochet facebook groups and have seen a whole load of wreaths made for all different times of the year. Feeling inspired, I decided this year would be the year I would have a wreath on my door at Christmas.
To start off I bought a polystyrene wreath base from Hobbycraft for £4.00 and for the rest I used scraps of wool that I already had. As I have been making all my Christmas presents this year, I haven't had loads of spare time to make Christmas decorations so I wanted to make the wreath as quickly as possible. As a result of this I decided not to crochet the part that goes around the wreath base, but decided instead to wrap the wool around the base and superglue the ends. I used the Aldi baby wool I got a couple of months ago in blue and white to create the background.
The decorations I all made and glued on using scraps of paintbox aran yarns and silver crochet thread I already had at home. The snowman and his hat I just made up as I went, using basic circles and single crochet increases and decreases to make his shape. The snowflakes and Holly leaves I probably could have worked out but being as I didn't have much time, I used the excellent patterns from Attic24. The berries I used the embroidery technique French knots which also held all the leaves together.
Finally I made some small pompoms in white using my finger as the wrap around size. All the decorations I simply glued onto the wreath, I much prefer to sew as little as possible as I'm not wonderful at it. After everything dried, I attached a plaited loop to the top of the wreath, threading it through the back of the wrapped wool to hang the wreath up.
The whole wreath took around 2 to 3 hours to make, most of it was made whilst my daughter was napping so definitely easy to do and I love looking at it hanging on the inside of the front door every time
I come down the stairs, it really cheers up the hallway which doesn't often see many Christmas decorations!
I'm definitely going to make more wreaths in the future as they are quick and fairly cheap to make. Join me next week for more Christmas decorations.