Halloween is over. Christmas is plastered all over the stores. Now I LOVE Christmas, but I am trying not to skip right over Thanksgiving. It is another wonderful holiday, and I think it deserves a little time in the spotlight too.
So, although I may have already listened to a Christmas carol or two, or twenty, I am still leaving up my fall decor. And adding a few new things to the mix. I have needed to make a wreath for my front door for ages. I was bound and determined to get it done this year. I started back in October but had to take a break to make Halloween costumes. I finally finished it up. I have never made a yarn wreath before, but I really love how it turned out. Although I'm realizing as that I look at the picture that the bottom leaf doesn't show up well. Might need to add another one.
Fall Yarn Wreath Tutorial
Start with a styrofoam wreath form. Or if you are cheap like me, buy some pipe insulation at Home Depot, bend it into a circle, and duct tape it together. I recommend pushing some thick wire through the hole before you tape it closed. I wish I had because it is a tad bit flimsy, and the wire would have helped it hold it's shape a little better. If you can find a pool noodle, they work even better!! They're just a little hard to come by in November.
Next take your bulky yarn and secure it to the back of the wreath form. I used duct tape and hot glue.
Now start wrapping it around the wreath form. You want to push the yarn really tightly together so that none of the black shows through.
Continue till the whole thing is wrapped in yarn. Cut your string of yarn and hot glue the end securely on the back.
Now it's time to make the flowers. I followed this tutorial for felt roses. I made some large, some medium, and some small. I also cut a couple of leaves out of green felt. Then I arranged them how I liked and hot glued everything on.
To make the banner, I printed the letters F-A-L-L on a piece of canvas using these awesome instructions. Then I cut a piece of vellum into a triangle shape and use it to cut out the letters.
Next I hot glued the top edges to a piece of jute.
I thought it needed a little color, so I decided to make some tiny roses. I just cut some bumps in a tiny strip of felt and wrapped it up.
I hot glued it when I got to the end; then I hot glued the roses to the banner.
To finish it off, I tied a piece of jute into a loop and hot glued it on the back.
And voila, a new wreath for my front door. Finally!