Yarn Wreath Tutorial | Vintage, Paint and more...

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Yarn Wreath Tutorial

Written by: Cathy Carroll; Vintage, Paint and more...



                                              After posting my wreath segment in the series
"A Handmade Christmas"
I have had several requests for the tutorial for the yarn wreath.
The only wreath that a tutorial has not been written for.
So, today I am giving you the yarn wreath tutorial.



Isn't it just gorgeous...
so full of texture and fluffiness.
I fell in love with these when I saw them showing up on Pinterest.
(My, what would I do without Pinterest?)

This really is a very simple project
as
most of mine are.
I like simple and quick.
I actually made this one in under 2 hours.
So, you can have one this afternoon.

You will need:
A wire wreath form
Yarn of your choice
Scissors
A piece of cardboard 6"x 3"
That's it....not a lot of supplies needed at all...

First you will make yarn pom poms.

I used Bernat's Soft Boucle yarn in a cream color.
I got this at AC Moore - a craft store near here
but
Bernat yarn is sold in most craft stores.


I cut several pieces of yarn that measured 10 inches -
these will be the ties for the pom poms.
Just lay them aside for now.


Cut a piece of cardboard ( I used a piece of foam core)
that measures 6" x 3".
Then cut a 1" slit in the middle of each.
This is to hold your yarn tie that you cut and laid aside.

Place each end of one tie in the slits of the cardboard.


Then wind your yarn around this cardboard about 100 times.
Make sure you do not catch the ends of the tie in the wrapped area.


When you have wound it 100 times pull the two ends of the tie up
and
hold them in place with one hand

you turn the cardboard over and cut down the middle of the yarn as above.


Then tie the two ends tight
and
you have one very large yarn pom pom.

(This picture is a little blurry - I tried to do it while holding it)

Tie this onto your wire wreath form.
I tied it onto the two middle wires to make sure they did not show.
After you have made several of these
and
tied them on
you will have this.



A wreath that is full of texture and just the right amount of fluffiness.
I love this one
but,
I am thinking I am going to add another row around the outside
to make it even larger.
I haven't decided yet but, don't be surprised if it doesn't show up
fluffier....

Think you might want to make one?
A perfect winter wreath to take you through till Spring.

You can follow me through Bloglovin, Google+, Facebook
and
my Christmas boards on Pinterest
and
where you will find all kinds of inspiration.

Until next time
have a great day and get out there and create
something you love.....

Click here to see the parties I am linking to this week.
Please visit them and see all the great projects and inspiration found there....






5 comments:

  1. Hi Cathy! you are so talented and your wreaths are so wonderful! Just wanted to let you know that you (again! yay!) were featured in the link party. We loved the handmade Christmas trees. Thank you for sharing and we invite you to link up again every Thursday! Have a great day! http://www.thefamilyfunspot.com/2013/12/bloggers-unidas-3.html

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  2. I love your blog! I just wanted you to know that I nominated you for a Liebster Award! http://www.excuseourmess.com/liebster-award/

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  3. Hi there, I'm Christine, one of the co-hosts of The Wednesday Roundup. I just wanted to pop over and say thanks for linking this great wreath tutorial up at the party.

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  4. So pretty! I like that it is simple and quick to make too. Love your crafts :) following on Bloglovin

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  5. You have made so many fun things for Christmas this year Cathy! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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