You might have seen a glimpse of my fall yarn wreath in yesterday’s post? Well, I figured some of you might want to know just. how. easy. it was!
I didn’t even know until I was done that the entire project took less than one hour! Here’s what you’ll need.
~1 skein yarn in color of your choice (I don’t think I even used half a skein. You could also alternate two or more colors, so if you have yarn scraps, this is a great craft to get rid of them!).
~1 wreath form in desired size (buy premade in just about any material (foam or straw would work – I kept the plastic wrap around my straw wreath form so the straw pieces wouldn’t stick out). Or cut a piece of pool noodle and duct tape together.
~5-8 decorations of your choice. (Leaves, branches, flowers, wooden shapes, large beads)
~1 yard 2″ wide grosgrain ribbon in color of choice
~Straight pins or glue gun (optional)
~Tie the end of the yarn around your wreath form and knot snugly. Clip the loose piece.
~Start to wrap the wreath with the yarn. I found that holding the wreath upright between my knees and kind of “rolling” the skein around and around the form, keeping the yarn tight and close to the form worked best. This lets you avoid having slack in your yarn that get snagged or tangled with other things, and it makes the wrapping go super fast! (Believe me, I tried the other way of tossing the yarn through the middle of the wreath, reaching over and picking it up – way too slow!).
~Wrap your wreath form fully one time. Don’t worry if there’s gaps or spaces, you’ll cover those later.
~Cut and tuck the yarn under the wrapped yarn a few times to secure.
~Cut off a few yards of yarn from your skein and roll into a small ball. Knot this around the section of your wreath where you’ll apply your decorations.
~Now, begin applying your decorations as you see fit, wrapping them onto the wreath tightly with the small yarn ball. This works for the fake leaves/flowers as you can hide the stems by wrapping all around them. Clip the longer pieces of stems with wire cutters so you don’t have to wrap so much.
~If you’re applying beads or wooden pieces, you’ll add these on last with a glue gun.
~I did an off-center partial decor, but you might want to put decorations around the entire wreath, or space them at even intervals around the wreath. It works the same way! Once you’re done, start a new “wrap” with the larger skein and go around the entire wreath a second time, covering gaps and spaces that were missed the first time.
~Use your ribbon to wrap around the wreath, tie a bow, or hang the wreath from a door or window as you see fit! You can simply pin the ribbon in the back to secure loose ends.
Hang up your wreath and enjoy! This is a great craft for children as well for their bedroom doors year-round!
Have you ever created a yarn wreath? How do you decorate for fall?