I always find that January is kind of a tough month to decorate because everything looks so empty without all the holiday decor. This yarn ball wreath is the perfect way to transition your decorations into the cold winter months. If you plan your yarn colors accordingly, you could even use this wreath through Valentine’s Day! Read on to learn how to make a yarn wreath!
Supplies needed to learn how to make a yarn wreath:
- Various Yarns
- Acrylic Paint
- (5) 5″ STYROFOAM Balls
- (6) 3.5″ STYROFOAM Balls
- (4) 2.5″ STYROFOAM Balls
- Metal 18″ Green Wire Wreath Frame
- Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Spray Paint: Peekaboo Blue
- Floral Wire
- 20mm Wooden Beads
- Wooden Dowels
- Darice Craft Wood Glue
The great thing about this project is that you can totally customize the colors to fit any color scheme you’d like. If you’ve got a yarn stash that you’re trying to work through, this is a great project to use some of that yarn up! Once you’ve picked out the colors you’ll be using, the first step will be using spray paint to cover the green wire wreath form. I went with blue because it matched my yarn color scheme so make sure to choose a spray paint color that works with your yarn selection.
If you don’t have a huge excess of yarn to go through, you can make it stretch by painting the foam balls the same color as the yarn you’ll be wrapping it in. This prevents you from seeing the standard white foam underneath the yarn color.
Once the paint has dried completely, wrap each of the foam balls in your desired yarn color. Having the paint underneath really makes the wrapping so much easier. With all of the balls wrapped in yarn, cut a 6″ section of wire and slip under a section of yarn. Repeat for each yarn ball.
Place the yarn balls and wreath form upside down (having another wreath to hold it in place makes this so much easier!). Use the wire to secure each yarn ball in place on the spray painted wreath. Trim off excess wire.
Use wood glue to attach wood bead to end of dowel rod. Sharpen the other end of the dowel rod with a pencil sharpener.
Insert both “knitting needles” into one of the large yarn balls.
How sweet would this yarn ball wreath look in a craft room? Consumer Crafts’ huge yarn selection will allow you to match the color scheme in any room!
Hope you had a ball learning how to make a yarn wreath!
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Vanessa is a self proclaimed sleep deprived mother of two adorable boys and when she has a little time to spare, she makes things and posts about them on her craft blog, Tried & True. If she’s not cooking, sewing, gluing or making, she would probably go crazy. Join her on her crafty adventure at Tried & True.