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Quick and Easy Scarf Christmas Wreath

This easy scarf Christmas wreath can be done at the last minute with whatever scarf you have on hand.

From December 1st to December 23rd I’m sharing three Christmas projects per week, for Twelve Days of Christmas Projects.

Welcome to Day Twelve! The final day!

You can find links to all the other projects at this end of this post.

Today’s scarf Christmas wreath project is quick and easy, and I am a girl who is very fond of repurposing scarves.

Need a last minute wreath to dress up your door?

red wool scard and styrofoam wreath form

All you need is a scarf and a wreath form of some kind. I’m using a 12 inch $1 styrofoam wreath form, and a $1 red wool scarf with a lovely textured pattern. Both found in my thrift store stashes.

Honestly I rarely wear scarves. I bring them home when I think they might work for a someday project.

Don’t have a red wool scarf? Maybe you have a green one, or a white one. Or whatever color goes with your Christmas decor. Maybe you have an old scarf you don’t wear anymore.

Pull it out of whatever box or closet it’s in and create something fun with it.

Cutting the scarf into pieces for the wreath

cutting red wool scarf into 3 pieces to fit around styrofoam wreath

For my scarf Christmas wreath I need three pieces of the scarf to wrap around my wreath form.

This was easily done with regular scissors.

dry fitting red scarf pieces on wreath form to make sure they will fit

Then I did a dry fit to make sure three pieces were enough to cover the whole wreath form.

And they were, so I was good to go.

Attaching the scarf to the wreath form

hot gluing red scarf pieces onto styrofoam wreath form

To attach my red scarf to the styrofoam form I used my hot glue gun. First I did one side, and then the other, gluing at the back of the form.

continuing to hot glue scarf onto wreath form

And I continued my way around the wreath form, gluing the scarf in place as I went.

one section of scarf completed on wreath form

Here my wreath with one scarf piece attached.

gluing the seams between the scarf pieces

It’s important to add a bit of hot glue at the seams of the scarf pieces so they don’t pull apart and reveal the form.

two sections of scarf completed on wreath form

Here it is after two pieces of the scarf are glued to the wreath form.

all three pieces glued onto red scarf wreath

And here it is after all three pieces are attached, and they covered the form beautifully.

I just love the texture of this scarf.

Trimming the back of the scarf Christmas wreath

trimming the back of red scarf wreath

Once your form is completely covered, it’s time to check out the back and glue down any wayward pieces and trim off any excess.

back of wreath after scarf glued

Here’s what the back looks like all trimmed up nice and neat.

Now you can add whatever you like to dress up your scarf Christmas wreath.

Creating an easy bow for the wreath

making s simple burlap ribbon bow

I’m using a simple handmade burlap ribbon bow, that you just make like tying your shoes.

Except you have to hold it in place and tie some jute twine around it at the same time.

Which is very hard to do while taking a photo. And that is why there’s no photo of that particular step. lol.

tying bow onto red scarf wreath with jute twine

Then I just used some jute twine to tie my bow in place, and I created a loop for hanging the wreath at the same time.

Supplies needed for this easy scarf Christmas wreath

  • 12″ styrofoam wreath form (or whatever form you have)
  • wool scarf
  • hot glue gun
  • hot glue sticks
  • burlap ribbon
  • jute twine
  • a Christmas pick

Simple red scarf Christmas wreath for your home decor

All I needed to dress up my easy scarf Christmas wreath was one Christmas pick, which I glued to the bow, not the scarf.

That way I can change up the bow in the future if I want to. I can see me even using this wreath for Valentine’s Day.

I’ve kept this project pretty simple on purpose. The texture of the scarf is the star here, and I don’t feel like it needs anything else.

But that’s me.

This is a project that you can customize any way you want with what you have in your stashes.

Don’t have a styrofoam wreath form? Use what you do have. Even a cardboard circle would work.

Don’t have burlap ribbon? Use what you do have.

Don’t have a Christmas pick? Use what you do have.

You get the idea.

I hope this project has inspired you to create a one-of-a-kind scarf Christmas wreath with whatever you have in your own stashes.

It would be greatly appreciated if you would pin this project to your favorite Pinterest board, and also share it with your friends.

Quick and easy red scarf wreath for your Christmas home decor

Twelve Days of Christmas Project Links

DAY TWELVE: Quick & Easy Scarf Christmas Wreath

DAY ELEVEN: Repurposed Furniture Legs into Alternative Christmas Trees

DAY TEN: Easy Map Ornaments from Cosmetic Containers

DAY NINE: Vintage Cookie Cutter Christmas Ornaments

DAY EIGHT: Displaying Vintage Ornaments in a Frame

DAY SEVEN : Repurposed Playing Cards into DIY Christmas Tree

DAY SIX: DIY Christmas Wreath from Glittery Thrifted Finds

DAY FIVE: Easy DIY Stuffed Clear Plastic Ornaments

DAY FOUR: Easy DIY Christmas Gnomes

DAY THREE: Easy DIY Felt Poinsettia Wreath

DAY TWO: Easy Angel Ornaments from Tassels

DAY ONE: Repurposed Hand Fan Christmas Trees

Thanks so much for reading and until next time,

keep on keepin’ on!


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  1. I love your scarf! I’m going to look for something like that…..love the texture and pattern! Makes a perfect wreath. Now I’m off to day 11! Pinned!

  2. Barbara Warner says:

    Love your wreath. I have just the perfect red sweater – I think I’ll use mine for Valentine’s on a heat-shaped form. To make it not so “farmhouse”, I’ll use a different material for the bow. Thanks for sharing how to repurpose an old sweater and brighten our winter decor!

    1. Now that’s what I’m talking about Barbara. Taking inspiration from one of my projects and making it your own makes me so happy.

  3. Debra Hubbs says:

    This came out so cute. Love the simplicity of it with just the pretty bow and pick. You want to laugh? I was proud of myself this year. For decades I have used those stick on Christmas bows or curling ribbon. Now nothing wrong with that but I just needed a change so decided to buy nice fabric wired ribbon and make my own. They came out so pretty! I’m saving them for next year too lol.

    1. Thanks Debra! Good for you. There’s nothing wrong with trying something new. 🙂