Warm up your home this winter with this Chunky Yarn Winter Wreath.
Hello again Kenarry readers! It’s Valerie from Occasionally Crafty. Wow- did December fly by for anyone else? I can’t believe Christmas has already come and gone, and we’re on to other things!
Here in Phoenix, winter means we can finally go outside, socialize with our neighbors, go for a run without dying of heat exhaustion, have playdates at the park, and basically just enjoy life after a forced hibernation in the 110 degree weather.
Most of you are probably just starting your forced hibernation for the cold and snow.
So, I’ve got a fun project for you to make while you’re cooped up inside. As a bonus, it will bring some coziness and cheer into your home as well!
This Chunky Winter Yarn wreath is an easy project for anyone to make.
You will need the following:
- Wreath form, at least 10 inches
- 1 skein chunky or bulky yarn (I chose a slightly off-white color)
- Pins or hot glue
- Ribbon of choice
I happened to already have a white wreath form, so I used that as my base. You could use a styrofoam or straw wreath form- whatever you can find the best deal on.
Begin by securing the end of your chunky yarn to the back side of your wreath form. You can tie a small knot and pin it or hot glue it to the wreath form, or if you’re really brave you can just wrap a few lengths of yarn over your yarn end, securing it in place. When it’s ready, begin to wrap your yarn around your wreath by passing your ball of yarn through the center of the wreath as you wrap the end around the wreath itself.
That’s it- that’s all you do. The trick is to keep your yarn close together, but don’t pull it too tight so you keep that full and chunky look. Wrap and wrap, then wrap some more, until your wreath is completely covered and as full as you’d like it.
In the past I have made yarn wreaths that were just one layer, and I didn’t really like the look. Here’s what it looks like after one layer:
For this wreath, I did three layers and still had plenty of yarn left. So, it’s all in what you like.
It looks so fluffy I just want to lay on it like a pillow!
Once you are finished, secure your other end, again in the back, and tuck in any loose ends.
Finish by adding a simple bow for an elegant touch, or dress it up with some winter elements.
I bought a wrought iron wreath hanger that I just place my wreath on, but you can make a loop of ribbon and pin it to the back of your wreath for a hanger.
My home always feels a bit cold and empty when I take down all my holiday decor- but having this cozy wreath to display sure warms up the space.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you’ll come visit me at my blog, where I’m sharing some fun projects and recipes:
Hot Chocolate Cake Balls (which are amazing all winter long!)
Valerie is a creative blogger, wife and mother, an avid reader, a sometimes crafter, and a lover of all things music. After graduating from BYU with a degree in music education, she moved to Phoenix to teach high school band. She left her teaching career to raise her three kids (currently 10, 8, and 5) and became a blogger in hopes of sharing her love of simple, beautiful projects with other busy women at Occasionally Crafty. Her favorite thing to make is anything for seasonal/holiday. She is happiest when at home with her family, snuggled up with a good book.