Yarn Wreath

Yarn Wreath


This yarn wreath was so much fun to make.


Time and patience, but fun and rewarding. 


I wanted to make a special wreath for Judy, someone who is very special to me. She loves to knit so I thought I would make something with a knitting theme.


I was told one of her favorite colors was bright green.  So my quest began by finding the yarn colors that would work well together. 


I found a multi-colored yarn skein that had the bright green and then added the other colors. 


I like a lot of texture, so not only did I use different colors of yarn I also chose to use different size balls. I chose the styro-foam balls for two reasons one to get a uniform roundness and two to conserve my yarn.  


I bought the six larger balls from the craft store but I found a variety pack at the dollar store. I had to buy several bags but hey, good deal.


This next part takes a while so patience is key.

I started by gluing the center and then winding the yarn around and around.  I went about half way and then stared from the other end and met in the middle.  


Some of the balls I left like this and others I would then wrap the yarn around in various ways to give some different textures.  


My cat really enjoyed this project!


I wanted my yarn ball wreath to be pretty full, so I had a lot of balls.  Good project to do while watching tv, I love multi- tasking.


 Wreath Form


For my foundation I started with a 14" straw wreath form.  


I then covered it with a 6" burlap.


Securing it with hot glue at the end to hold in place.


Time to put it together...


For security purposes I inserted a toothpick into each ball with a little hot glue on the end.


Then put hot glue on the other end and inserted it into the straw form.  


I started with my two large balls that I put the knitting needles through as one of my focal points.



I love flowers so I chose to use this burlap flower that I found while picking out yarn and used it instead of a bow. 


Hot glued it as my second focal point and then added the variety of yarn balls, mixing sizes, colors and textures.


burlap flower


And there you have it, a yarn wreath for the knitting enthusiast.


Now you are ready to make your own unique wreath with your own favorite colors for yourself or someone special.


If you have made a yarn wreath I would love to show off your tips and techniques so others can get some additional ideas. 


Please consider submitting your wreath to show off and share.


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Comments:

Thank you Donna, great job and plenty of info and pictures to assist any one interested in creating their own.

~Judy
















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