Friday, October 21, 2011

Fall Yarn Wreath

Well, I did it.  I wasn't even sure if I liked yarn wreaths until a couple of weeks ago when I saw that my sister Amelia had made the cutest one and hung it on her apartment door.  I should have taken a picture of it so that you could see it...  Here is my version of the bloggy favorite: the yarn wreath.

Here are my supplies:  a foam wreath form, white yarn, and various colors of neutral yarns.

I only ended up using three of these colors of felt for mine.  The bright yellow color did not make the cut.  The names of the colors from left to right are:  Sandstone, Copper Canyon, and Goldenrod.

I took a kitchen mug and traced circles onto my felt and then cut them out.  I'm very professional, you see.

I then took the circles and gathered them into a "rosette."

I took some stick pins and simply pinned the rosette onto the wreath. 
I made three yellow, three brown, and two tan.

To hang the wreath onto the door, I took a strip of felt and wrapped it around the wreath.  I secured it with pins.  That knot you see is the end of the yarn after I finished wrapping it.

To make a bow for the wreath, I made a dog bone shape on a piece of paper and cut it out.  I traced this shape onto some felt and cut it out as well.

The other part of the bow required a long rectangular strip of felt.  I secured the ends together with hot glue.

Once I got the bow looking the way I wanted it to, I secured it with pins to hold it in place until I was ready to glue it all together.

I wrapped the dog bone shape around the pinned part of the bow.  I removed the pins and then glued it all together with hot glue.

This is the back side of the bow.

Here is the front!  Isn't it cute?

After I glued the bow to the top of the felt piece, I was ready to hang my wreath!

Here is the finished product!

This picture shows you the rosettes up close.

I love how I can easily change the look of the wreath for the seasons because I used pins to keep everything in place.  I'll be on the lookout for some inspiration for Christmas yarn wreaths.  Or maybe I'll just wait until Amelia makes one...  Get on that, sister!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

I'm linking up to:

Tatertots and Jello


  1. So cute! I love the bow and flowers! Nice job!

  2. Very nice!! I've been meaning to make one of these for a while too! maybe for Christmas......