Winter Cotton Ball Wreath

Single Girl's DIY
by Single Girl's DIY
5 Materials
1 Hour

This winter cotton ball wreath is perfect for January and February as a non-holiday wreath. The white fluffy cotton looks like snow balls, and the snow covered trees can easily be found in after-Christmas sales.

Of course, if you wanted to make it for Christmas time, you could!

Even better is that this wreath is so simple to make! And it’s cheap – it doesn’t cost a lot of money, at all. In fact, all of the supplies are from the Dollar Tree!

It’s a perfect craft to make while watching TV or a movie. Gluing cotton balls onto the wreath form isn’t hard, but it can take some time. So settle in, make a cup of hot tea, and enjoy the repetitive and soothing task of attaching the cotton.

This tutorial uses a wire wreath form covered in mesh tulle so that the cotton balls have a surface to be glued to. If you would like to use a styrofoam wreath form instead, that would also work well.

You might also be interested in this easy and elegant snowflake wreath using Dollar Tree ornaments.


  • 14 inch wire wreath form
  • White mesh tulle
  • Cotton balls
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Snow covered faux trees


Step 1

Wrap the mesh tulle around the wire wreath form. If needed, hot glue the mesh in place as you are covering the form.

Step 2

Add a dab of hot glue to a cotton ball and place on the mesh tulle. Three cotton balls seemed to cover the distance from top to bottom on the wreath form. Repeat this process around the entire wreath.

If you see a few bare spots that aren’t big enough to glue a cotton ball on you can stretch out surrounding cotton balls to cover the area.

Step 3

Glue 3 trees to the inside curved edge of the wreath.

For the trees I bought, there was a white plastic piece on the bottom that I pulled off to reveal the wire below. I added hot glue to the bottom of each of the trees and placed them in between cotton balls on the wreath.

Be sure to see all of my wreath ideas for every season!

Suggested materials:
  • Cotton balls   (Dollar Tree)
  • 14 inch wreath form   (Dollar Tree)
  • White Tulle   (Dollar Tree)
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  • Tammy F Tammy F on Dec 14, 2021

    How many bags of cotton balls did you use?


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  • Melanie Shearman Melanie Shearman on Jan 04, 2022

    Why did you wait until after Christmas to share this? The stores have already packed up most of their Christmas craft supplies.

    • Joj53438369 Joj53438369 on Jan 13, 2022

      omg...I have enough supplies to make any kind of wreath for any occasion...LOL...

  • Lisa House Lisa House on Dec 14, 2022

    Thread a needle with some thin twine and make a garland of snowballs. I have one that I add the my grape vine wreath every winter.