With the addition of natural burlap and muslin to my Christmas decorations, I also wanted to add a wreath to the mix. To be quite honest, I don't usually do wreaths, but something about this warm, fluffy sweater-like wreath is right up my alley. Plus, it matches the Christmas Tree vignette that I'm working on. :)
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Fluffy Yarn Wreath
2 skeins of bulky yarn in complementary colors. I used Lion Brand Yarns-- wool blend super bulky yarn in wheat and super bulky acrylic yarn in cream
scissorswreath form - I used a 12-inch foam wreath**
white glue- I used Tacky glue
hot glue gun
** Please note: If you are using a larger wreath form, you will need to buy more skeins of yarn.
Make 14 large 4-inch wool yarn balls--
Cut an 8-inch piece of yarn and set aside. Go back to the skein and wrap the yarn around your hand around 30 to 35 times. Make sure it is loose enough so that you are easily able to remove the yarn from your hand.
I wanted a fluffy, unstructured look so I didn't trim the yarn balls into pom poms, but left them more in their natural state. Just a few clips here and there to keep them round.
One skein (106 yards) makes fourteen 4-inch balls.
Make 11 small 2.5 inch yarn balls--
Same instructions as the large yarn balls, except wrap the yarn around 3 fingers, 15 to 18 times. I used the cream acrylic yarn for these smaller balls.
Make eleven 2.5-inch balls, use the remainder to cover the wreath form
Assemble the wreath--
Wrap yarn around the wreath form. I used the cream acrylic yarn.
Tip: since the yarn can get unruly, cut the yarn into a workable length then use white glue to attach the yarn to the form. You can see the joints, but that'll be covered up with the yarn balls.
Attach a hanger.
And there you have it, a fluffy, cozy looking wreath! :)