Happy Friday everyone! Today I’m sharing my faux fur winter wreath. A pretty holiday decoration that will transition nicely into winter.
Faux fur is such a hot trend right now and the bright white is so crisp and snow-like. I love the simplicity of this wreath with just the little bit of bling.
Here’s what you need to make your own faux fur wreath:
- Foam wreath ring – I found mine at Michaels
- 1/4 yard faux white fur – this can be purchased at any fabric supply store, the piece should be about 6″ larger than your foam wreath ring
- Decorative element – this could be an initial, an ornament, a pin, ribbon or a faux flower
- Glue gun
We’ll need to wrap the fabric around the wreath form and the best way to do that would be to cut it in strips and wrap it. However, this faux fur has some dimension to it and if I did that I would really see the edges of the fur all around the wreath. So I did a less traditional way of attaching the fur to make it look a little smoother. This technique makes the back look a little messy but the front looks nice and flat.
First, I laid the fabric out with the fur side down and cut the corners off the fur. Place the foam ring on top of the fabric – front side down too. The fabric is about 6″ larger than the wreath form.
I cut a circle out of the center of the fabric a few inches smaller than the wreath. Then I cut slits from the circle to the edges of the wreath.
I wrapped the outside edges of the fur around to the inside and glued in place as I worked around the form. I made sure to overlap the material tightly and carefully so that it wasn’t too bulky on the outside.
Then, I wrapped the strips from the inside of the ring and attached them in place with the glue gun. There were spots that were bare and I just used some patches of the fur to cover them up before I wrapped each inside strip.
Now add your decorative element. This can be a faux flower, an ornament (see the silver initial I found at Target), or even just a simple ribbon.
I used 2 of my grandmother’s broaches and stacked them on top of each other to make them really stand out. I just love these pins but I also love having something of hers to look at during this time of year.
I just attached the broaches to the wreath with their pins.
Now it’s ready to hang or display! The fur adds a warm touch to my new hot cocoa bar.
You could also lean it on a shelf or on top of a piece of furniture. It’ll definitely get attention wherever it goes!
You could use some extra fur to wrap around a candle or I used a piece to give this stag a shawl. If only I could make one for myself!!
I hope you enjoyed this DIY project. The holidays are coming fast but this is one decoration that can you can keep up throughout the winter! Enjoy!
Love this! Great idea to cut a hole in the fur and wrap it that way. Really lovely, hon 🙂 ~ Sue from The Workd of Suzy Homemaker via Think and Make Thursdays linkup x
Thanks so much Sue! I love your blog too!
I love this idea! I’ve been wanting a fur pillow but this would add great texture to one of my walls!!
Thanks Kristi – I fur pillow would be dreamy!
I love your fur wreath, such a lovely texture and the brooch adds just enough pizazz!
I love your stags scarf and brooch too, we have a duck ornament that got a red ribbon scarf just yesterday to help him join in the festivities!
Thanks so much Julie! I love adding fun, unexpected decorations – your duck sounds adorable!
DearCreatives (@DearCreatives) says
Hi, I caught up on all your holiday posts and pinned your lovely candy jars.Thanks for dropping by the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared.
Thanks so much!!!
Creatively Living says
This has got to be the coziest wreath I’ve ever seen. Very cute idea!
Thanks for sharing on Monday Funday!
Holly @ Creatively Living
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