This spring, I’ve been looking for fun ways to decorate my home without spending too much time and effort.
I like to do crafts that are a little quirky like adding Sharpie dots to a vase, yet insanely simple like wrapping baker’s twine around a clear milk bottle.
This is Barb of A Life in Balance back with an easy craft for your spring decorating. While this yarn wrapped wreath is a little time intensive, it’s the perfect craft to do while you’re catching up on previous seasons of Walking Dead and Game of Thrones on Netflix.
While hanging out on Pinterest one night, I ran across this cute “grass” wreath by Miss Kopykat, and decided instantly I had to make the wreath. Unfortunately, my local Micheal’s Craft Store did NOT have grassy yarn. Instead, I decided to use a silvery gray yarn to create a wreath I could use year round like my Burlap Wreath. Of course, I picked a very thin yarn which meant several hours of patiently wrapping the yarn around the wreath form. I’m glad I did, because I love my yarn wreath.
How to Make a Yarn Wrapped Wreath
While I used a foam wreath shape to make mine, you can also use a straw wreath (keep the plastic on) or a non-traditional wreath form like a frame.
- Foam Wreath
- Yarn of Choice
- 2 Quilting Pins, 2 Regular Pins, or Hot Glue
- Optional: Felt Flowers, Silk Flowers, Anything Fun
Start by securing the end of the yarn to the wreath. I used a quilting pin with a white head in a spot I knew could be covered up by a ribbon or decoration. I also wanted to be able to reuse the foam wreath form later on if I wanted a new look.
Wrap your yarn around the wreath. If you’re working with a thin yarn or fluffy yarn like the “grassy” yarn, you may want to do 2 layers of wrapping. For my yarn, I slowly wrapped each piece of yarn next to each other to prevent overlapping as much as possible.
When finished wrapping the yarn, secure it to the wreath. I secured the end of the yarn with a second quilting pin. You can also use hot glue. Make sure you use enough hot glue to keep the end in place.
More Yarn Wreath Inspiration
Pom Pom Wreath | Mom Advice
American Flag Yarn Wreath | One Crafty Mama (perfect for Memorial Day and July 4th!)
Yarn Ball Wreath | Cherished Bliss
Yarn Wreath using a Thrifted Frame | Paper Wings