Warm up your home this winter with this Chunky Yarn Winter Wreath! Learn how to use a few simple craft supplies to make beautiful decor for your home this season.
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!
For another fun winter-themed craft to decorate your front porch, try this adorable penguin winter porch sign.
How to make a chunky yarn wreath
This Chunky Winter Yarn wreath is an easy project for anyone to make. You don’t have to know how to knit or crochet. Here’s how.
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.
Yarn Wreath Instructions
I’ll break it down step-by-step for you. Here’s how to make your own wreath.
1. Attach the yarn to the wreath form
Begin by securing the end of your chunky yarn to the backside 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.
2. Wrap the yarn around the wreath form
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.
3. Hang up your wreath
Finish by adding a simple bow for an elegant touch, or dress it up with some winter elements.
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.
How many layers of yarn should you make?
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.
What do you use to hang your DIY Wreath to your door?
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.
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