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Friday, March 4, 2011
We have a 5-foot wide wreath that we hang every year in front of our house for Christmas. Up it goes December 1st, down it comes December 31st. While the season for holiday wreaths are over, the season for Springtime yarn wreaths have just begun!
Decorate your front door with a pretty yarn wreath adorned with felt flowers. The wreaths are made of yarn wrapped around and around and around a styrofoam wreath form (you can find this at the craft store, some Walmarts or at Joann’s Fabric or buy online) For Springtime Yarn Wreaths, you can use silk flowers already made (just hot glue gun to affix to wreath)
Take a look at the inspiration from two of my fav Etsy sellers and then scroll down for links on DIY Yarn Wreath!
Etsy shop owner Itz Fitz from Long Island, NY make wreaths out of yarn and felt ($30-$40)
Knock Knocking from Austin, TX embellishes her wreaths with ornaments and different fabric flowers (and yo-yo’s!)
Instead of using a wreath form, Carolyn’s Homework braids the yarn and show you how to make this very elegant yarn wreath. You’ll need to make sure you use enough yarn, so that the braid will be stiff enough to form a circle. If your braid seems not stiff enough, you can always form a circle with wire from a hangar and incoporate that into the braid.
Have you seen Kelly Hicks’ website? It’s full of inspiration and DIY tutorials, including how to make the flowers on the wreath.
Danielle from Take Heart blog shows you how to make her version, including step by step felt flowers.