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.Here 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.To get started, tie a knot and glue it into place.Then get to wrapping! I 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 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 ; ]When 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. 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. The flowers are basically circles cut into a spiral. Whip out your glue gun, start in the center, and start turning and gluing. Here’s how to make the rose-like flowers. Use the triangle to make the center.
Then just glue the petals underneath.Here 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.I stuck the little pine cone decoration directly into the styrofoam.I tied some twine to the back and secured it with a dab of glue to create a hanger.And here’s the finished product!
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
Have you ever made a yarn wreath? For what occasion? Did you have issues with your yarn tangling too or am I just special?