I’ve been seeing these yarn wreaths all over Etsy lately…. then I googled ‘yarn wreaths’… and they are EVERYWHERE! Love them! How have I not seen these before?! I can’t get enough of looking at them! So much I cannot contain my use of exclamation marks!! See!? I decided I had to create a lovely yarn wreath of my own. Some yarn shopping with my Mom and my little one, some felt for a few flowers on hand, some hot glue… and a project was born.
Using some wreath images from good ole Google as inspiration, I dove in. This could become a bit of an obsession! Oh my….
Pick out some yarn / wool. You can do one or multiple colours. I chose this lovely grey-blue yarn, with black and tan flecks in it for the main colour. Keep in mind, the thinner the yarn, the more times you will have to wrap it around the wreath.
Get yourself a foam wreath form. I suggest using that 40% coupon that comes in the weekly flyer for a certain craft store. You know the one! I believe my wreath was about 12 inches across.
Next, put on a movie or your favourite show, snuggle into the sofa and start wrapping! It actually didn’t take me as long as I thought it would to do one layer… 45-60 minutes perhaps? I was trying to be sooooo neat and tidy.
First layer, done! So far so good. I decided to add some accent colours to give a little more interest.
I also added a second layer of the blue-grey yarn to make sure the foam wreath form was totally covered up. I must say, I was quite happy with the results! Now the question… stop here… or embellish with flowers. Onward I say! To the flowers!
These are flowers I did for another project of mine, a throw pillow with felt flowers on it, using a great tutorial from Craft Snob. There are many tutorials there for different styles of flowers. So do the flowers you like with the felt colours of your choice. I think I’ll stick with the same style as above this time. Next wreath… I think I might do twisted fabric flowers (I’ve got several wreath versions in my head already!).
Flowers are done! After some playing around with the position of the flowers, it’s time to get the hot glue gun out and attach them…
Here it is! How about some ‘Oooo’s’ and ‘Ahhhs’! I think it turned out fab! This would make a great gift for someone special… but I think this one’s mine 😉 Time to go find this baby the perfect little spot in the house!