Last week, I decided to finally take down my Valentine's wreath. Seeing as it was almost April, it only seemed appropriate. At first, I thought I would make an Easter wreath. I considered a simple grapevine wreath with plastic eggs glued on it and a couple of other options. But after awhile surfing the Internet for ideas, I kept coming back to these yarn wreaths. Because it is not in my DNA to pay $40 for a wreath and I have an insane stash of yarn thanks to a generous family friend, I decided to make one myself.
I found this awesome wreath over on Jane of All Crafts and fell in love!
Here's how I made my own and how you can too!
- 16" styrofoam wreath form
- 1 skein of yarn
- felt sheets in as many colors as you want flowers.
First step, wrap yarn until you think you can't wrap yarn any longer. I wrapped yarn around this wreath form for almost two and a half hours. BUT my skein was very loosely formed and tangled so I spent a lot of time untangling it and it was pretty thin yarn. I think if you had thicker yarn tightly wound into a ball it would go a heck of a lot faster.
All done! Tip: As you wrap, you'll have to play with and overlap the yarn a bit - partly to get good coverage and partly to keep the wrap lines coming at a straight angle out from the inside of the wreath. You can see at the bottom of my wreath where my angle got a little off. I just put the flowers there to cover it up.
Next, I started on my felt flowers. I cut a perfect square out of the felt. I knew I wanted the first rose semi-large so I made about a 6" square. It turned out perfect so then I just adjusted the size of my square according to how much smaller I wanted the other flowers to be.
And TA DA!!! I am so incredibly happy with the results. This will not be my last yarn wreath. I will also be giving them as gifts. So, for those of my close friends with birthdays coming up, act surprised!
- Sarah Stewart Holland