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Holiday Yarn Wreath

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I’ve said in the past that I would never make a yarn wreath. And apparently I lied.

Decorate a festive holiday yarn wreath with reassembled jingle bell flowers

My version of the pinterest favorite uses chunky yarn and only takes two episodes of The Big Bang Theory to complete. This is a case of the original vision and the final product not looking at all the same, I was going to use a thick green wool-look sweater yarn and white roses but this wreath will be living at my sisters and her door is an odd olive color (something I didn’t realize until I delivered the Glittery Witch Halloween Wreath). So green was out, and there weren’t any roses for cheap so I ended up with mums. Believe me when I say you can alter this in any way to fit your budget, supplies or tastes.

Supplies (all measurements are approximate):

  • Straw wreath form
  • Thick yarn – I used Loops & Threads Country Loom in Hollyhock
  • Duck tape
  • 3 flowers
  • 3 jingle bells
  • 6 inch piece of scrap craft wire folded in half

Instructions:

  1. Use a 4 inch piece of duck tape to attach the yarn to the wreath form, leave a 4 inch tail. Start wrapping, and wrapping. I found it went fastest if I tossed the ball of yarn though about 5 times then went back and fixed the yarn into place
  2. When your done wrapping cut off the ball of yarn leaving about 4 inches, tie it to the tail you left in the beginning
  3. If there are any spots where the straw peaks through cover with a few loops of yarn. I used the Hollyhock Country Loom yarn to make a scarf a few years ago, I really like the flecks of gold and the fuzziness helps to hide any *ahem* errorsDecorate a festive holiday yarn wreath with reassembled jingle bell flowers
  4.  Now that your wreath form is done it’s time to start dissecting the flowers. First pull of the stemDecorate a festive holiday yarn wreath with reassembled jingle bell flowers
  5. Now pry out the center, it’s different on all flowers sometimes its just a plastic piece that pull out easily but on these mums it was an odd cone surrounded by petals. What ever it is pull it outDecorate a festive holiday yarn wreath with reassembled jingle bell flowers
  6. Sometimes you’ll end up with a plastic tube left in the middle of the flower, pull that out. Now you should have a stack of petals with a hole punched right down the centerDecorate a festive holiday yarn wreath with reassembled jingle bell flowers
  7. Take a 12 inch piece of yarn and using the craft wire as a needle run it through the loop on the bell and adjust the yarn so the bell is in the middleDecorate a festive holiday yarn wreath with reassembled jingle bell flowers
  8. Using the wire again pull both end of the yarn through the flower petals and pull it snugDecorate a festive holiday yarn wreath with reassembled jingle bell flowers
  9. Tie the end of the yarn around the wreath and secure with a knotDecorate a festive holiday yarn wreath with reassembled jingle bell flowers
  10. Repeat with the other two flowers

Decorate a festive holiday yarn wreath with reassembled jingle bell flowers

 

Comments

  1. Cheryl Sexton says:

    That looks great and the instructions were
    Some of the best I’ve seen. Good job think I’ll
    try some of those myself.

  2. That is super cute! I’ve not seen one made with the thick yarn before. I think I’ll have to run out to buy some!

    • You should! I saw so many with the cheap redheart yarn but I just don’t have that much patience. Even with the chunky yarn I had to take a couple mini-breaks. I really like how the texture of the yarn comes though so it’s a win-win 🙂

  3. I love this – it looks very elegant yet slightly rustic at the same time! I’m pinning for future reference.
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  4. So simple and elegant is right. Love it and easy with no sewing or cutting or getting pine pitch on your hands. Thanks I have used it in a round up on the thejoyoudfamily.com page for last minute easy decorations!