10.02.2011

Yarn Wreath Tutorial

Sunday funday! I'm posting a tutorial today on how to make EASY yarn wreaths. I am now addicted and will probably be making one for every holiday. They are so easy, economical and the possibilities are endless with so many types / colors of yarn out there. I would say total time takes probably an hour, depending on how fast you can twist the yarn and how complicated your embellishments are.

Here's how you create one.
First, you will need a straw wreath. They come in different sizes, this one is a 10" from Hobby Lobby. NOTE: Leave the plastic wrap on! It is slick and is easier to twist the yarn around.
If you want just one solid color yarn wreath, you will need one bigger spool of yarn. I got mine at Hobby Lobby for $2.99. If you want to incorporate other colors, get 2 or 3. They also make yarn spools with various colors mixed in, like on my fall wreath so you don't have to worry about buying multiple colors! (See...easy so far.)

You will also need a few pieces of felt squares, depending on how many flowers you want (one felt square cut in half makes two big flowers), a thick piece of ribbon to hang it with and whatever else you want to use for embellishments.
To start, take the end of your yarn and knot it on the back. Start looping the yarn through the wreath over and over again.
Keep covering the entire wreath in yarn. Since I combined two yarn colors, I cut off really long pieces of each color and twisted them around together.

***I also found it much easier on my second wreath to cut off long pieces of yarn instead of using the entire spool of yarn, it seemed to get tangled when I kept it on the spool. 

Next, you will need to make your felt flowers. I have put together a picture tutorial on how to create these little beauties. 
You can embellish you wreath however you want! I have used burlap leaves, feathers, painted wood letters, fabric, Sizzix flowers, buttons...the sky's the limit! 
Here are two of my finished wreaths, a fall wreath and a ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK wreath. 
I hope you will try these - they are so fun! Have a crafty relaxing Sunday.

5 comments:

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Very nice TFS!!

Veronica
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Sheena said...

I love these! Very Pretty!

Tami B. said...

What a fun and cute idea! TFS

by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

Just Fabulous Girlfriend! Smooches... Felicia

Kim Ricketts said...

Erin!!! I am in love! You didnt lie! These really are easy to make! I LOVE them! I want to make them for every holiday, theme or any reason to! lol Thank you so much for the awesome tutorial!!!

Kim :)