DIY Any-Season Yarn Wreath

By October 12, 2011Crafts, DIY

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I’ve been bemoaning the lack of wreath on our front door for months. I know, white people problems, but the door just felt lonely and I couldn’t find a wreath anywhere that I liked. That is until I stumbled upon this one via Jessica of OneYearinCali. Beautiful, simple and totally DIY? Yes!

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All you really need is a styrofoam ring, some yarn and whatever you want to ornament your wreath with. I chose some colorful felt balls I randomly stumbled across, but the options are limitless.

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It took a while to wind yarn around the ring, about an hour total. I layered a few areas with extra yarn just to create more of a texture, so it might not take you as long as it took me. I was also having a beer while I did it so I was a little distracted.

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The finished ring, whew!

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The great part about working with felt is that you can mock up where you want things before gluing.

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Freshly glued on. Hot glue guns are the greatest invention of all time, don’t you think?

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Close-up of the finished wreath. A good match for a bright green door?

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In total, I spent a total of $10 on materials, a huge savings from the $30-40 I was considering paying for a pre-made wreath in the store. It was super easy, and I only obsessed over choosing colors. I wanted to find a palette I could pull off until Spring. This palette is warm enough to pull off for fall, but cool enough and deceptively red from the street, so I’m thinking I can pull it off through the winter too. Then again, I wouldn’t mind making a few more of these!

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