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Saturday, January 20, 2018

DiY Winter Wreath Using Yarn

With all the wintry weather we have gotten this year, I thought it would be appropriate to make a winter wreath for our front door.  This was a very simple project that took very little time - using items I had lying around the house. A flat white styrofoam wreath form and some cream colored yarn are the base of this winter wreath.  The rest is just bits and pieces I had in my craft stash.  It's a fun project that is easily done while watching your favorite Netflix programs. And, it makes your front door just a little more inviting during these cold wintry days as you can see below. Let's get on with the very simple instructions so you can make one for your front door.

Vintage Paint and more... making a winter wreath by wrapping yarn around a white flat styrofoam wreath form


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Vintage Paint and more... supplies used to make a winter wreath - styrofoam wreath form, cream colored yarn and glue gun

Supplies you will need:

Vintage Paint and more... yarn wrapped styrofoam wreath form used to make a winter wreath

First, I wrapped the styrofoam wreath with the yarn.  I found it was easier to roll the yarn into a ball before starting.  This kept the skein from unraveling and getting tangled up. (do not do the entire skein of yarn just about 1/3 of it).  When wrapping the yarn around the wreath you will have to go over the same spot in the inner section of the ring to fill in the outer ring.  Just keep going until the entire ring is covered.  

Vintage Paint and more... close up of yarn wrapped styrofoam wreath form to make a winter wreath

This is a close-up pic of how it looks when finished.  You can see how I went over the same area in the center ring-side (#1 arrow) to make sure the outer ring was totally covered (#2 arrow). I think it looks like it's a pleated sweater when finished.

Vintage Paint and more... snowballs made by wrapping cream colored yarn around various sized styrofoam balls

Next, you will want to cover three of your styrofoam balls with the same yarn.  These will become your snowballs.

Vintage Paint and more... faux evergreen picks used to embellish winter wreath

These are a couple of pieces of faux pine branches I cut off a larger branch I had on hand.

Vintage Paint and more... a winter wreath made by wrapping cream colored yarn around a styrofoam wreath form and embellishing with winter items

Now, for placement.  Check the picture above... I first pined the pine branches at the bottom of the wreath using straight pins.  You can hot glue them on but I want to be able to remove all these pieces without damaging the yarn later.  I then hot glued the snowballs on the pine branches - trying to keep the glue off the yarn.  Then I made a bow out of some leftover yarn I had and pinned it to the top with straight pins also.  I love how it turned out.

Vintage Paint and more... a winter wreath made by wrapping yarn around a styrofoam wreath form and embellishing with winter themed objects

What are you working on right now?  Do you decorate for winter or just go right into Spring?  Love to hear from you and would love to hear about what you are doing in the comments below. 

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  1. This is so pretty. I'm such a sucker for a beautiful wreath -- any season. And you're like me -- you pull together new projects with things you just happen to have in the house. Isn't having a craft stash wonderful? I love the knit balls with the green. It's simply lovely.

    ~ jeanie from marmelade gypsy

  2. I love your winter wreath, Cathy! The pleated look of the yarn is great. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.

  3. Oh it looks so fun and easy. Thank you for the tutorial!
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  4. I love how it looks wintry and not Christmas-like. Thanks for joining us again at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

  5. I totally thought you tried to make that pleated look. It adds so much texture. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

  6. So cute! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  7. I love this wreath...the white yarn balls and bow make me smile!

  8. Cathy, what a pretty wreath for your door! I'm really loving the soft look, and you're right, when finished the yarn looks like a sweater. I had to look closely to distinguish it. Very pretty job!

  9. Very cute Cathy! Perfect for winter. Thanks for sharing with SYC.