Yarn Fall Wreath

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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 wanted to make a yarn fall 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.
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Yarn Fall 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. 😉
decorating-fall-yarn wreathdecorating-fall-yarn wreathNext take your bulky yarn and secure it to the back of the wreath form. I used duct tape and hot glue.
decorating-fall-yarn wreathNow start wrapping it around the wreath form. You want to push the yarn really tightly together so that none of the black shows through.
decorating-fall-yarn wreathContinue till the whole thing is wrapped in yarn. Cut your string of yarn and hot glue the end securely on the back.
decorating-fall-yarn wreathNow 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!

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Comments

  1. Just looking around your blog, LOVE this wreath!

  2. I love how it turned out Kara! The little bunting on it is so cute! So glad you linked up with us! Hope you’re having a great weekend!

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

  3. Very cute wreath! I love your yarn and the bunting 🙂

  4. Debra @ Bungalow says

    I made a wreath out of pipe insulation too. It sure beats paying 5 bucks for a wreath form. Your wreath is lovely and I love the little Fall banner!

    Next Tues the 15th I’m hosting an everything Thanksgiving linky. Please come by and link up!

  5. Karen Weight says

    That is so cute! I love the pop of orange, yellow and red. Looks fabulous!!

  6. Christy @ Life Made Interesting says

    Adorable! I love your choice of yarn… it gives the wreath more texture. 🙂

  7. I love it Kara! And I’m with you… I want to enjoy Thanksgiving and fall for awhile 🙂

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