After admiring all I saw on Pinterest, I decided to make a yarn wreath of my own to hang on our door throughout the rest of the winter. Had I known when I started what I know now, I probably wouldn’t have made one! These things are a pain! Wrapping that yarn…. ugh. Is there a trick to it? I thought the wrapping would never end!
I’m just giving you fair warning, but if you decide to make one for yourself, here are the supplies you will need:
- Foam Wreath Form
- Decoration (Faux Florals, Floral Picks, Dried Florals, etc.)
First, you’ll want to take your main color of yarn and start wrapping it around the foam wreath form gluing it with a hot glue gun every little bit to keep it secure. After I was done with this step, I took my other two colors of yarn and (at the same time) wrapped them in a crisscross motion around the foam wreath. This step creates a harlequin pattern.
The next step was the felt flowers. I used this tutorial from Life After Laundry to make my rosettes. Tip: When making your rosettes, lay them out on the table and work with the configuration before starting to glue them onto your wreath.
Before gluing the rosettes onto the wreath, you’ll want to attach any decorations you want to use. I chose some pussy willow branches to keep with my winter theme.
After that, I glued on the felt flowers in my predetermined arrangement, and the wreath was done!
Have you ever made one of these wreaths? Is there an easier way to wrap the yarn? I’d love to know!