Sunday, April 22, 2012

How to Make a Yarn Wreath with Felt Flowers

I've long admired the yarn wreaths by KnockKnocking on etsy, but I couldn't justify spending $50.00 to adorn my front door. So last week I finally made a yarn wreath of my own for less than $10! I was hesitant to try it because I imagined the felt roses and chrysanthemums would be difficult to make. Luckily, I was wrong, and I love the way it turned out! The black and white Librarian Wreath was nice for the post-Christmas winter months, and now this bright, rainbow colored wreath is perfect for spring.
Styrofoam wreath form ($3.99)
White yarn ($1.99)
Rainbow yarn ($1.59)
6 Sheets of felt ($0.23 each)
Scissors (already owned)
Hot glue gun and glue sticks (already owned)
Leaves from fake flowers (already owned)

Knock, knock.
Who's there?

1. Tie the white yarn around the wreath form, snip the tail at the end of the knot, and wrap-wrap-wrap your yarn all the way around the wreath. If you hold the wreath form vertically between your knees and pass the ball of yarn through the hole half a dozen times, adjust the yarn, and repeat, it takes about 20 minutes. When you've gone all the way around the wreath, just tie a knot to hold the yarn in place.

2. If you want to add some rainbow colored zig-zags, tie the rainbow yarn around the wreath, snip the tail, and wrap the rainbow yarn to get the desired effect. When you're finished, tie it off.

3. This is the fun part! Now it's time to make the felt flowers. To make the rose, cut a circle out of your felt, cut the circle into a spiral, and roll it up from the outside in. Secure with hot glue. This complete tutorial helps. And for the chrysanthemums, check out this step-by-step tutorial from Craft Snob.

4. Attach the flowers and leaves to the wreath with hot glue, and hang the wreath with a pretty ribbon. There, wasn't that easy?

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