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


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