The holidays are a time for celebration and spending time with family and friends. This year, add a touch of DIY to your festivities by making an easy arm-knitted wreath! Yep, you heard that right! No knitting needles are needed for this holiday DIY project. This simple project can be completed in just an hour or two, adding a festive touch to any room. I have a love of giant arm knitting projects!
Let’s get started! Keep reading for instructions on how to make your own arm-knitted wreath!
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Gather Your Wreath DIY Supplies
- Chunky Knit Yarn – Ivory
- 18” Wreath Form
- Plastic ornaments (I got mine from Dollar Tree)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Gorilla Glue Sticks
- Burlap Ribbon with Wire (I got mine from Dollar Tree)
- Wire or Zip Ties
- Pair of Scissors
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The best part about this project is that it’s totally customizable. You can use any color of yarn you like and make the wreath as big or as small as you want. So why not give it a try? Deck the halls with a festive arm knitted wreath this year!
Step 1 – Select Materials
Start with chunky knit yarn for this Christmas wreath. Create a new loop and make a slip knot to begin.
Step 2 – Create Long Crocheted Row Chain with Yarn
Grab the free strand of your working yarn and pull it through the loop and form another loop. Repeat this step until you have a chain the length of the wreath of your jumbo giant yarn.
Step 3 – Attach to Wreath Round with Hot Glue Gun
Cut the ends of the yarn and place your arm-knitted chain on top of the wreath and secure it with your glue gun to it stays in place.
Step 4 – Use Plastic Ornaments to Add Festive Holiday Decor
Place plastic ornament on your wreath with a hot glue gun.
Step 5 – Add Ribbon to the Wreath
Once you are happy with the placement of the ornaments, take your burlap ribbon and create a pretty bow. Attach it to the wreath under the ornaments (or wherever you choose) with hot glue gun.
Step 6 – The Finishing Touches
Finesse the yarn and make sure the ribbon is laying the way you want. Hang somewhere indoors as beautiful and festive holiday decor.
I hope you enjoyed this easy tutorial to make your knitting experience easier. Do you plan to make an arm-knit wreath for the festive season? Let me know in the comments below. Want to add more festive yarn decor to your home? Why not try the same concept, but turn it into beautiful garlands to deck the halls of your home?
If you follow these simple steps, you’ll be able to make your own beautiful modern Christmas wreath in no time. Make sure you are following me on Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Facebook, LTK and TikTok for more ideas and DIY tutorials. I can’t wait to see what you create! Happy Holidays!
Join the discussion 18 Comments
What a beautiful wreath, Meredith! It looks like an easy, but an oh-so-classy project that anyone can make! I’ve been wanting to try my hand at arm knitting. I think you’ve just convinced me that I definitely need to make one of these wreaths!
Thank you so much, Becky! You should definitely make one! I am hosting a Pinterest TV episode to teach others how to make one next Friday 12/9. If you are interested in making one, would love for you to attend! Here is the link https://www.pinterest.com/tv/180003317580253401.
I love this wreath tutorial. It turned out so beautiful and I love the ivory color!!
Thank you Charity!
I love this wreath tutorial. I can see this for Easter too – in two different sizes and stacked with bunny ears – it is the perfect fluffiness!
Yasss! Thank you, Kristin! This could definitely be a pretty Easter wreath! Now you have the cogs in my brain turning. lol
I have been wanting to try arm knitting for so long! Thank you for sharing. I love a fluffy wreath, and ivory is so classic.
Thank you so much, Cara! I am hosting a Pinterest TV episode to teach others how to make one next Friday 12/9. If you are interested in making one, would love for you to attend – here is the link https://www.pinterest.com/tv/180003317580253401.
Meredith, I love your wreath! I have never tried arm knitting before so thanks for the tutorial! The chunky yarn is so cozy and would look great all winter long!
Hi, Donna! Thank you for the kind feedback! I am hosting a Pinterest TV episode to teach others how to make one next Friday 12/9. If you are interested in attending here is the link https://www.pinterest.com/tv/180003317580253401.
Meredith! I saw this pin and loved it so much! little did I know, you were the mastermind behind it! Love love love it! XO
Hey Flavia! Thank you for the kind feedback friend! I appreciate the support. I am hosting a Pinterest TV episode to teach others how to make one next Friday 12/9. If you are interested in attending here is the link https://www.pinterest.com/tv/180003317580253401.
What a cozy-looking wreath! I love it! Feel free to link this post over on Tuesday Turn About Link Party this week for a chance to be featured! Thanks for sharing your idea!
Ooh! What a pretty wreath. I like the neutral, winter-white color. Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 44.
How much yarn would you say you used? One skein? Such a pretty wreath! I can’t wait to make one!
Hi, Mel! Thanks for stopping by! Great question. I didn’t use anywhere near a full skein for this 18″ wreath. When you make one, please tag me on social media. I can’t wait to see it. Happy Crafting!
What a beautiful knitted holiday wreath! I am excited to feature your post at this week’s Tuesday Turn About link party! Thank you so much for sharing!
Thank you for your kind feedback and for featuring my project, Lynne! I can’t wait to see the party when it’s live! 🙂