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Christmas Cheer in the Blogoshphere: Yarn Wreath Tutorial

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I’ve been wanting to make a yarn wreath for quite some time and I haven’t been able to find that just right Christmas wreath so this project hit a pair of doves with one pine cone.yarn_wreath_materialsHere are my materials.  A styrofoam wreath, yarn (duh!), felt, glue gun and extra glue sticks, and a decorative little number I picked up from Target.yarn_wreath_startTo get started, tie a knot and glue it into place.yarn_wreath_wrapThen get to wrapping!  yarn_wreath_unraveledI took this photo to offer a tip on what to do if your yarn starts to unravel and untangle.  Only that didn’t work either.  So there was a lot of untangling towards the end.anak_unpacking_christmas_decorationsAnak got in on the decorating action, too. And by that, I mean I found a way to momentarily distract him to get some crafting in ; ]yarn_wreath_glue_glitterWhen I finally finished wrapping the styrofoam, I couldn’t help but notice it looked remarkably similar to the white styrofoam wreath I started with.  So I used my fingers to give it a thin coating of glue and sprinkled on some glitter.anak_watching_christmas_movies By now, Anak was over the decorations so I let him indulge in some Christmas movies (I’m pretty strict on TV time but I figured this was a seasonal treat).  The verdict?  “I no like it!  Yo Gabba Gabba?”  [insert whining] So the TV went off.  yarn_wreath_spiralThe flowers are basically circles cut into a spiral.  Whip out your glue gun, start in the center, and start turning and gluing.  yarn_wreath_rose_flowerHere’s how to make the rose-like flowers.  Use the triangle to make the center.   

yarn_wreath_rose_flower_centerThen just glue the petals underneath.yarn_wreath_flowe_placementHere is my wreath with all the flowers.  I don’t suggest gluing your flowers down until after you’re all finished making your flowers so you can play with the arrangement.yarn_wreath_backI stuck the little pine cone decoration directly into the styrofoam.yarn_wreath_hangerI tied some twine to the back and secured it with a dab of glue to create a hanger.yarn_wreath_completeAnd here’s the finished product! 

Cost Breakdown:

Styrofoam from Michael’s – $8 (with 40% off coupon)
Felt from Michael’s – $1 (20 cents a sheet)
Yarn from Michael’s – $2.50
Pine cone decoration from Target – $2
Glue and glitter – already owned

Total: $13.50

Have you ever made a yarn wreath?  For what occasion?  Did you have issues with your yarn tangling too or am I just special?

 

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Author: Jennifer @ Brave New Home

Hi! I'm Jennifer from Brave New Home (www.bravenewhome.com). I blog about overcoming fear and transforming a house into a home one DIY project at a time.

13 thoughts on “Christmas Cheer in the Blogoshphere: Yarn Wreath Tutorial

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  2. This is so sweet! I love the little branch with the berries. :)

  3. I haven’t made a yarn wreath yet, but I love yours. The colours are great….Festive but not too Christmasy.

  4. What a great wreath. I have not made a yarn wreath before, but I did make a rustic spun wool wreath this summer (I am posting it later in December). That went really quickly, probably because the wool was so thick. I really like yours. The flowers look really great!

  5. That looks great. That must have taken a lot of patience on your part (and your son’s part).

  6. Love it.. You may even be able to use it year round since it doesn’t scream ‘Christmas’ very pretty

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