Friday, August 19, 2011

Yarn Wreath

I've been admiring these yarn-wrapped wreaths on Pinterest lately...


They are so pretty and festive~don't you think?
Anyway, I decided to make one of my own. Here's how.


You'll need some felt for the flowers (around one sheet per flower), one of these straw wreaths, yarn, scissors, and a glue gun. The embellishment isn't necessary but I liked the twiggy beads I picked up. I wanted to find a cool striped feather but- no luck.

First, make the flowers. I made a variety planning on playing with them and only using a few and ended up using all but one! You cut out a circle (the bigger the circle, the bigger the flower), scalloping or waving the edge all the way around. Then you cut the circle in a spiral pattern. Once your spiral is cut, wind it up starting from the middle and working your way out, hot glue the end.











Now it's time to wrap your wreath! I read online not to take off the plastic so I just wrapped it up. This part is a little tedius; it took me about 50 minutes to wrap the whole wreath. You simply tie a knot at the back of the wreath to start, and tie another knot at the back to end.


Then add your flowers using hot glue! I played with mine for quite awhile. I'm super indecisive so I tried a bunch of different arrangements. I finally decided that I liked it best when there was a sort of wave to the cluster...





Here's the final result, I'm pretty proud of it! I hung it originally with a wreath hanger but then I decided to use ribbon. I have a metal door, so I just taped the ribbon at the top of the door with masking tape...then it fell. Right now it's holding pretty well with duct tape. 






Fall is coming!!







3 comments:

GSkodacek said...

Jessi! Lets make this too! OKAY! Craft day! :D Not kidding. I LOVE this stuff.

Robeson Family. said...

That is AMAZING!!!! I think i may have to make one!!

charinabrooks said...

I will have to make one! Thanks for sharing..