I made a white faux fur wreath last year just before Christmas. I hung it up again and I wanted to share it this year in case you missed it and want to make your own chic, cozy wreath. I used my grandmother’s broaches for decoration so this piece is extra special to me.
I love this wreath too because, in addition to being a pretty holiday decoration, it can be left up all winter so I don’t have to take it down right after the holidays.
Faux fur is such a hot trend 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. Normally, I would cut the material into strips and wrap it around. However, I wanted the fur to have a clean look and I didn’t want to see the edges of the fur on the front of 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 – like the silver initial I found at Target, or even just a simple ribbon.
I ended up using 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.
I added a pretty silk ribbion and it was ready to hang. The fur adds a warm touch to the room.
You could also lean it on a shelf or on top of a piece of furniture.
I used some extra fur 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!
Loving the faux fur wreath! x x
Love this! Thank you for sharing with us at the To grandma’s house we go link party! Hope to see you there tomorrow when the new party starts!