DIY: Christmas Yarn Wreath with Felt Flowers

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I have been a little obsessed lately with the yarn holiday wreaths I’ve been spotting over on Pinterest.  So I decided I would try to tackle my very own to place on our front door for the holiday season.  Since I have a covered front door it works perfectly too.  I had two little helpers while making the wreath so it made for a fun little project for all of us.  They helped with the wrapping of the yarn around the wreath which honestly took the longest and if I made another wreath in the near future I would go with a thicker yarn.  So note to you, go with a thicker yarn which will allow you to wrap the wreath a little faster.  I have some other ideas for another wreath so if I get around it I’ll be hoping to work on that soon.  But for now here is how to make this yarn wreath with felt flowers.

 

Here is what you’ll need:

Styrofoam Wreath (try one with rounded edges, all I could find was the one here)

Ivory or Off-White Yarn (or color of choice)

Felt (in colors of choice)

Martha Stewart Eyelash garland (found at my local Michael’s Craft Store)

Fabric glue

 First, you will start the wreath by wrapping and wrapping the yarn around the Styrofoam.  As I mentioned above, I recommend buying a thicker yarn so you won’t be wrapping for days like I was.  Lesson learned on my part.  Luckily, I had two little helpers that were eager to help in the wrapping of the yarn.  The good thing is you can just watch a movie and wrap away.  Once the yarn is wrapped and covering the wreath you can then use the red eyelash garland from Martha Stewart to wrap around the wreath to make the wreath almost look like a peppermint.

 

For the flowers, I used a couple different flowers using the felt.  I did a little digging and found a couple tutorials to help in creating the flowers.  Of course, the rose was the only one I really took pictures.

 

First you want to cut a circle out of the felt but make the edges a little rounded or flower like.  Once you have the circle cut out, you want to cut to cut into the circle and keep cutting around the circle towards the middle.  If you continue with the wave cutting pattern as you did on the exterior of the circle this will make for great rose petals.  You’ll be almost cutting a swirl inside the circle until you have a long strip of felt.  You’ll then start from the middle end of the strip (the center of the circle you just cut) and start wrapping/forming into your rose.

 For the other flowers check out this tutorial from A Pumpkin and a Princess.  I used both versions of flowers in the wreath, but preferred one over the other.  For the poinsettia flower I just free formed and cut out in the felt.  Sorry, no direction for this one.

Once you have all your flowers prepped and ready you can start applying them to the wreath using the fabric glue.  And there you have your yarn Christmas wreath for outside or inside depending on if your front porch is covered or not.

Have fun!  And if you are looking for another holiday wreath here is a indoor wreath I made last year using popcorn.

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    Diane says:

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