Create a Harry Potter wreath inspired by Hogwarts! Made with yarn to match each of the four Hogwarts houses and a paper plate featuring the Hogwarts crest.
It’s that time of year again, time for a new Harry Potter craft! This year I made a fun Harry Potter wreath inspired by the four houses of Hogwarts. The wreath is made using yarn, a foam wreath form and a paper plate!
I made my first paper plate wreath last Christmas and really had fun making it. When I found these cute Hogwarts plates at Michaels, I thought it would make the perfect wreath! The plate features the Hogwarts crest with the border divided into four sections, one for each house of Hogwarts. I used yarn, in the house colors, to wrap the foam wreath in four sections matching the paper plate.
Picking out the yarn was a lot of fun and I’ve included the colors I used below! They are Big Twist Yarns from Joann Fabrics. They had the closest colors for the best price at the time I was shopping.
Below is the tutorial for making the wreath! The trickiest part was dividing the foam wreath into sections. It required a bit of math but in the end it was definitely worth taking the time to do because it made wrapping the wreath go quickly!
How to Make a Harry Potter Hogwarts Wreath
- Harry Potter 7″ Paper Plate – available on Amazon as a set or individually at Michaels
- Yarn! You will need yarn in each of the four house colors. I used Big Twist Value Yarns except for two which were *Big Twist Living Yarns
- Gryffindor: Wine and Mustard*
- Slytherin: Varsity Green and Steel*
- Ravenclaw: Varsity Blue and Camel
- Hufflepuff: Varsity Gold and Black
- Foam wreath form – I used this FloraCraft CraftFoM wreath (1″ x 11.8″) from Michaels. It was a great size for my plates but was really messy so I needed to seal it with Multi-Purpose Sealer before wrapping the yarn. Pick out a wreath form that fits your paper plate.
- Cardboard or chipboard larger than your wreath form
- Ribbon or yarn for hanging loop
- Hot glue
- Harry Potter 3D Sticker *optional
Step by Step Tutorial
Step One: Divide the wreath into four sections. Start by dividing the wreath into four sections – one for each house of Hogwarts. If using the same paper plate as I did, the plate is already divided into four sections, but they are not perfectly equal. I used a tape measure to measure the outside circumference and inside circumference of the foam wreath form and divided that by four. You can see in the picture below, the black marks matched the paper plate and the red marks are my corrected ones using the tape measure.
Step Two: Next, divide each quarter section into smaller sections. Each section uses two house colors alternating. You can wing it and just try to make your sections even, but after trying that first, I decided it was worth it to take the time to mark sections for each yarn color. It made wrapping the wreath so quick and easy!
Each of my house sections is divided into six sections so the two house colors each appear three times. Marking the inside of my wreath was easy using the paper plate’s design as a guide.
To divide the outside of the wreath, I used a handy trick I have used in sewing! Take a piece of paper and wrap it around a quarter section of the wreath. Mark the section on the piece of paper. Cut the piece of paper to the length of the quarter section. Fold it in half, then fold the two halves into thirds so the piece of paper now has six equal sections. Use this as a guide to now mark each section on the outer edge of the wreath.
Step Three: With the wreath now marked for each section of yarn, it’s time to start wrapping the wreath! The wreath form I used was the perfect size, but it was really messy! I decided to coat the entire wreath in Multi-purpose sealer and let it dry for 24 hours. This helped a lot.
After the wreath was completely dry, I started with Gryffindor and the wine yarn. Use hot glue to secure the end of the yarn then wrap the wreath connecting the markings, then fill in the entire section. I cut a length of yarn and wrapped it around my hand. This was much easier then passing the entire skein back and forth through the wreath.
Hot glue the end of the yarn when you finish each section. I did all three sections of wine yarn, then filled in with the mustard yarn and my Gryffindor section was finished!
Repeat for each house section. On my Slytherin section I took a few pictures of the back so you can see how I secured the ends. At the end of each section, I tied a little knot and then used hot glue. Once the hot glue was dry, I trimmed the end of the yarn.
Continue to wrap yarn completing each of the four houses!
Step Four: Once the wreath is completely wrapped in yarn, place it on a piece of cardboard or chipboard and trace around it. Cut the chipboard into a circle slightly smaller than the size of the wreath. Add a hanging loop with ribbon or string using hot glue.
Use hot glue to adhere the wreath to the chipboard circle. Once it is in place, glue the paper plate to the chipboard in the center of the wreath being careful to match up the houses!
Step Five: Add a little decorative piece to the wreath! I used a 3D sticker, from a Harry Potter sticker set I found at Joann Fabrics, and glued it to the top of the wreath. The sticker reads “Wizards Welcome” which seemed perfect for a wreath. This step is optional as I think the wreath looks amazing plain too.
The wreath is finished! Hang it up for a Harry Potter-themed party, movie night, on July 31st in honor of Harry Potter’s Birthday, or leave it up all year round!
I love creating Harry Potter-themed crafts. If you are looking for more fun ideas including sewing projects, coloring pages, treat boxes and more, head over to my Harry Potter crafts page!
I’m sharing this fun Harry Potter craft as part of the Creative Crafts Harry Potter crafts edition. You can check out more HP inspired crafts and enter to win Harry Potter LEGO sets! Enter to win at the bottom of this post :)