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DIY Any-Season Yarn Wreath

By October 12, 2011Crafts, DIY


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!


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.


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.


The finished ring, whew!


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


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


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


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!