How to Make a Hanukkah Wreath
Yarn-wrapped wreaths are a fun and easy project to make for the holidays. Using the eHow holiday templates and a few craft supplies, you can create colorful decorations for every door in the house. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to make a yarn-wrapped wreath for Hanukkah.
Gather your supplies, from your home or the local craft store. For this wreath, you will need: a cardboard wreath, yarn, printed templates (links found on slides 6 and 7), decorative wood cut-outs, plastic berries, hot glue, tape, scissors, a dark lead pencil, a pen and markers.
Tape one end of the yarn to the back of the wreath and start wrapping.
Continue wrapping the yarn so each row is close together and tight.
Once the entire wreath is wrapped, cut the yarn and weave through a few other pieces to secure.
Click the following link to download and print the menorah template. Each template will need to be printed at a smaller size to fit on the decorative wood pieces. For the two wreaths in this tutorial, the templates were printed at 30%.
Click the following link to download and print the dreidel template, following the sizing instructions mentioned on the previous slide.
Cut around the edge of the template and apply image-side down on to the wood. It’s very important to use the template within 10-15 minutes of printing, before the ink completely dries.
Using a dark lead pencil, shade over the back side of the template, covering the entire image.
Remove the paper to see the transferred image on the wood.
Trace the image with a pen and color in with markers.
Pull the decorative round berries off the plastic stem and remove any wires. If you don't have decorative berries, use beads, buttons, or any other small decorations instead.
Apply hot glue to the back side of the wood and attach to the bottom center of the wreath.
Glue the berries or beads evenly around the wreath.
Attach a loop of yarn with hot glue to hang. Now you have an easy decorative wreath to hang on your door.
The second wreath is made by following the same instructions but with the dreidel template.