Crafty Project: Yarn Wreath

This was a fun project that anyone can do! It took me a couple of hours, and the end result was worth every minute! You can use whatever color yarn best suits your taste and home decor. You can add more flowers, or take them away, a completely customizable project! Read my instructions below, or watch the youtube video (click here or watch below) to find out how I made my wreath!

All you need to get started is a foam wreath form, three colors of yarn (or more, or less depending on the style and pattern you want), hot glue, scissors, and supplies to make paper flowers.

To get started you hot glue the end of the yarn to the back of the foam form. Start wrapping the yarn around the foam form, keeping it as tight and even as possible. Once you wrap all the way around, cut the yarn, and glue it down to the back. Start the next color yarn by also gluing down the end, start wrapping, spread it out a little as you go to create an interesting pattern.

I added three colors total, brown for the base, blue for the next layer, and green on top. I wrapped the brown so it completely covered the foam form, and I started the blue close together, then spread it out. I did not wrap the blue around the entire form, instead I left a little bit of solid brown on one side. I wrapped the green yarn tight on one section, so it would be green in the area where I would attach the paper flowers, then spread it out as I moved around the wreath.

To create the paper flowers you need book pages, mod podge (if you want them to be waterproof), scissors, wire, a pencil, burlap, and hot glue. If you want the flowers to be water proof first coat the book pages front and back with mod podge, I typically paint it on with a paint brush.

Cut a flower form out of any paper, and use it as a template to trace around on the book pages in order to get consistent size and shape flowers. I stack 3-5 layers of flowers, in sizes that go from large to small, to get a 3D flower. To get smaller size flowers I trace around the original template, then cut just inside the line. I then use the smaller cut out to create the next smallest size, etc. Loosely trace around the outer edge of the template on the burlap, and carefully cut it out.

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attach wire to the back of the paper cut outs, using hot glue, so you can bend and move the petals of the flower. Stack the various paper flower sizes, with burlap in between, and put hot glue between each layer. Attach the flowers to the wreath using hot glue.

Either use a wreath hanger, or attach string or a strip of burlap to hang it from. Enjoy your finished project, it’s the perfect way to dress up your front door in less than a day!

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