Friday, February 18, 2011

Yarn Wreath

This wreath is super easy to make, pretty cheap (especially with coupons!) and super, super cute!

To start you need a foam wreath (mine is 18" but yours can be smaller!), one skeen of yarn (or 2 if you do a 18"), and sheets of felt (the color of your choice).

Now you need time.

Wrapping the wreath takes some time so sit down, relax, watch a show or something and wrap your wreath. You can start anywhere on the wreath to wrap it. Just make sure you cover the foam wreath and keep it fairly neat and that's it! Since my wreath is so big it took me about 3 hours! But well worth it. ;)

Now for the fun part.
With your felt, cut a circle.

Next cut into your circle around and around until it is all cut up.

Last, "re-wrap" your felt to make a flower.

I chose to use red, yellow, and cream for my flowers. I also added pearls to the centers for some more cuteness. I didn't measure the circles to make various sizes. I just made the flower and snipped some off when I wanted it smaller. I only hot glued the end of the flower to keep it together because when I glued them onto the wreath, I used TONS AND TONS of hot glue so it wouldn't go anywhere! So far it hasn't.

I arranged my flowers according to my liking but of course you could do anything you want! I've seen these wreaths in so many different ways. There are endless possibilities. If you need more inspiration you can visit Etsy and search "yarn wreath" to find some more examples.

The finished product!


Julie said...

That is so cute!! I love it! And I love that your name is Julie too because you have really great ideas and if anyone thinks that theyre MY great I won't be sad. Ha ha ha.

Julie said...

* my great IDEAS that is. Opps. :)

Lauren Stuart and Madeline Jane said...

I love this idea! I think I might just have to try it! Thanks!!

Tia said...

It turned out so so cute! I already told you, but just thought I would leave another comment :) I am totally making one.

We made a pom pom wreath in my DiY club, if you ever want the link, I'll send it to you. Really cute, but REALLY time consuming!!

Nicole Hunter said...

I can't wait to try this! I love it Julie!

The Jackson Family said...

I love this! It's funny, I was going to try one like this one, but got scared away by how long it would take. But it looks like it was well worth the time!

Kelly said...

I just finished mine and it's super cute! I LOVE this idea.

Wes and Dani said...

LOVE this. So cute and easy and what a great idea for fall. It can easily go straight through Thanksgiving.