Cotton Wreath DIY

Last Updated on June 18, 2021 by Ellen Christian

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Check out this cotton wreath DIY. If you’re looking for a cute summer wreath idea, why not make this farmhouse cotton wreath for your door?

Adding a wreath to your front door makes your home look more welcoming to guests. Did you see the Americana Wreath tutorial that I shared? It’s perfect for patriotic holidays.

Or, this Patriotic Door Wreath is another great option for summertime. And, it’s so easy to make.

Check out this cotton wreath DIY. If you're looking for a cute summer wreath idea, why not make this farmhouse cotton wreath for your door?

Cotton Wreath DIY

This farmhouse cotton wreath is a very simple wreath you can make with DIY faux cotton stems. Of course, if you have real cotton available, you can substitute those as well. 

But, the cotton boll you use should be easy to find at your local craft store or online if you don’t have real cotton.

What season is a cotton wreath?

Honestly, this is one of those wreaths you can use all year round. It’s often seen in the spring or fall. But, summer works well because it’s a crisp, clean look. 

Really, you can use it any time of year and just change up the colors of the bows, ribbons, and accessories you use with it. Or, keep it plain like this one for a simpler look.

supplies to make this a rustic cotton wreath

Supplies list

All totaled, the supplies for this project should cost you less than $20. Since I haven’t seen a finished wreath for less than $50, this is a great way to get the same look without spending lots of money.

  • Grapevine pearl vine (check your local craft store)
  • Wire cutters

a grapevine wreath with cotton pips

Optional add ons

This is a very simple country wreath. If you want to dress it up a bit, you can always add a burlap bow to the top or bottom to give it more color. 

Try to keep the colors neutral so that they don’t overpower the cotton bolls on the grapevine wreath. 

Or, if you want to give it a pop of color but still keep the craft project natural, you can add in some artificial ivy.

Check out this cotton wreath DIY. If you're looking for a cute summer wreath idea, why not make this farmhouse cotton wreath for your door?

How to attach cotton bolls to the wreath

The bolls used in this farmhouse cotton wreath had twist ties attached to them. So it is just a matter of twisting it onto one of the grapevines and tucking it behind the back of the wreath.

If yours don’t have twist ties on them, you can use a hot glue gun to attach them to the wreath. This cotton wreath DIY will work with real cotton bolls as well.

a farmhouse cotton wreath on a white wall

Can I hang this outside?

Because this isn’t weatherproof, it’s really best to hang it inside in an entryway or on a door that’s protected. Exposure to the elements like wind, rain. and snow will destroy it.

You can easily use this wreath as part of your dining room decor or even in your living room. Just add neutral seasonal accents like a burlap bow, white candles, and a faux plant (or live houseplant).

Can I add more cotton bolls?

Yes, you can add as many cotton bolls as you like. I love the way the rustic grapevine wreath plays center stage in this cotton wreath DIY, but if you want a wreath that’s covered in cotton bolls, you can definitely do that too.

Now, if you just want the final look without having to make your own farmhouse cotton wreath, I am just in love with this one from Etsy.

a close up of a cotton boll on a grapevine wreath

How to make a cotton wreath DIY directions

  • Wrap the pearl grapevine or ivy garland around the wreath 3 times in the center.
  • Cut it with the wire cutters.
  • Weave it in between the grapevine sticks on the wreath to secure it in place.
  • Next, each cotton pad has a twist tie on the backside. Use 5 (or more) of the cotton pads to go around the wreath.
  • Tie them using the twist tie around a few of the sticks to secure it.

Check out this cotton wreath DIY. If you're looking for a cute summer wreath idea, why not make this farmhouse cotton wreath for your door?

More DIY wreaths

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Cotton Wreath DIY

Check out this cotton wreath DIY. If you're looking for a cute summer wreath idea, why not make this farmhouse cotton wreath for your door?

Check out this cotton wreath DIY. If you're looking for a cute summer wreath idea, why not make this farmhouse cotton wreath for your door?

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Difficulty moderate
Estimated Cost $20

Materials

  • Wispy Grapevine Wreath
  • 3 packages of cotton bolls
  • Grapevine pearl vine (check your local craft store)
  • Wire cutters

Tools

  • wire cutters

Instructions

  1. Wrap the pearl grapevine or ivy garland around the wreath 3 times in the center.
  2. Cut it with the wire cutters.
  3. Weave it in between the grapevine sticks on the wreath to secure it in place.
  4. Next, each cotton pad has a twist tie on the backside. Use 5 (or more) of the cotton pads to go around the wreath.
  5. Tie them using the twist tie around a few of the sticks to secure it.

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