Homemade Christmas Gifts: Yarn Wreath

Do a Google Image search for “Yarn Wreath” and lots of pretty things will come up; Christmas wreaths, colorful spring wreaths, and everything in between. My friend Nichole is a big fan of yarn wreaths and got me interested. I decided to try my hand and create a yarn wreath with felt flowers for my aunt’s new home for Christmas.

Yarn Wreath with Felt Flowers How-To:

Yarn wreath using felt wrap rosettes and scrabble tiles

Materials:

  • 1 foam wreath (I bought mine at Hell-mart Wal-mart for $4.50)
  • 1 skein of yarn (again, Wal-mart, $3.37 and is enough for several wreaths)
  • Felt Flowers
  • Ribbon
  • Glue
  • Glue gun and glue sticks (I used 1.5 glue sticks)
  • Straight pins

Other goodies:

  • Silk flowers
  • Scrabble tiles
  • Buttons
  • Bunting
  • Etc.

Directions:

There are lots of directions and tutorials on how to make a yarn wreath, but this is how I managed to create mine.

1. Yarn: Pin end of yarn on your designated backside of the wreath. I applied a thin layer of glue in small sections to the back. I then wrapped the yarn, careful not to overlap or leave gaps. The yarn wrapping was the longest and most annoying part of this project. Find a system that works for you!

2. Ribbon: I then wrapped two pieces of ribbon in opposite directions around the wreath, securing with straight pins and a small dab of hot glue.

3. Item Layout: Gather your flowers, scrabble tiles, and anything else you might want to use. Play around with layout and placement.

4. Item Placement: Hot glue your items onto your wreath. If using felt flowers, use more straight pins to further secure them on.

5. Stand back and admire your work!

 

Wreath Inspiration:

1 Fall Wreath with Felt Rosettes Tutorial from Crafting Mom 2. Fall Yarn and Twigs Wreath by The Spotted Fox 3. Yarn Wreath by Knock Knocking on Etsy 4. Fall Yarn Wreath by Home Stores A to Z 5. Rainbow Wreath By Wendy in Florida 6. Spider Wreath By Lion Brand

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