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Cozy Fall Yarn Wreath

September came and suddenly it feels like fall here!  The furnace is on, my plants have all been attacked by aphids, and the kids are back at school, so I figured it was time to make a new wreath!  And because I’m still addicted to yarn wreaths, I made another one.  
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I love how cozy it turned out!
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Cozy Fall Yarn Wreath
Cozy Fall Yarn Wreath
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I saw this beautiful rich brown yarn, and I knew it would be perfect for fall.  How much do I love all the flecks of fall colours in it?!  So autumn inspired!  Doesn’t it make you think of a cozy sweater!
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Cozy Fall Yarn Wreath
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I have always loved the pinwheel style of these flowers!
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Cozy Fall Yarn Wreath
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What You Need:

What You Need:

  • material for the flowers:  I used 1 sheet of gold felt, and I made the orange flowers out of an old wool sweater!
  • 1 green styrofoam wreath base (I use the compact green bases, not the white crumbly ones)
  • 1 ball of yarn, I used a thick chocolate brown yarn, and it’s flecked with gold, red, green and orange.  I bought mine at Michaels.
  • glue gun
  • scissors
  • needle and thread


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Let’s make it!

  • Making the wreath.  Wrap your styrofoam base with yarn.  I have found that the thicker the yarn, the less chance you need to double wrap it.  I also like the more rustic look the chunkier yarn gives.  To see how to wrap the base, please refer to my previous tutorial here.
  • Cutting the flower petals:  I used 1 sheet of gold felt, and material from an old wool sweater.  For each flower, cut the material in to 5 circles of the same size.  It’s up to you to decide on how big you want the flowers and how many flowers you want.  I made 9 flowers of different sizes.
  • Using your needle and thread, sew the thread through a petal as above.
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  • Using your needle and thread, sew the thread through a petal as above.
 
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  • Continue threading through all 5 petals.  After each petal has been threaded, thread your string back through the first petal, joining all the petals together into a loop.
  • Putting the flowers together:  Then pull the thread tight, and the petals will pull into a pinwheel type flower.  Sew closed (at the back of the flower in the centre).
  • Glue onto your yarn wreath.
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Stay tuned for some other autumn inspired projects this month!  That sweater is being repurposed into another little project…

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36 Comments

  1. I’ve never seen flowers done like that… so pretty! I’m sooooo not feeling the fall stuff yet, my preschooler hasn’t started school yet and we still have the air on. I’m usually all geared up for fall, but this heat is getting the best of me 🙂

  2. oh, how I am loving these yarn wreaths! Your colors are so beautiful. And I love your blog – am going to subscribe right now. Fall is my fave time of year and looks like you feel the same way.

    xoxo michele

  3. This is soooo pretty Jo-Anna! And orange… {sigh}… my favourite colour! In fact, I had a pedicure today and now sport orange toe nails!! A perfect fall (or any time, really) colour!!!
    Victoria

  4. This is such a beautiful wreath. I’ve been wanting to make a yarn wreath, but I’m not sure I have the patients for it. Yours inspires me.

  5. I love this wreath and I am going to give those flowers a whirl. Thanks for the tutorial on how-to.
    My daughter’s name is JoAnna (no hyphen, but inside capital A) and she loves to knit and recreate and repurpose things too. I will have to send her a link to your blog!

  6. Very VERY gorgeous….the colors caught my eye as soon as i scanned through the submissions at Skip to my Lou and icame looking for it.
    Love the colors, the texture and the cozy look….Beautiful!!
    Happy Autumn!

  7. I love this idea! You are so creative! I’d love for you to link your adorable project to Things I’ve Made Thursdays. I’m trying something new this week- We have two sections to the party- one for kids’ things and one for “Anything”!! I think this post would be an awesome addition to the “Anything Goes” party!

    Hope you’ll stop by on Thursday and link up!
    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

  8. This is fantastic! I have been planning on making a yarn wreath but haven’t been able to figure out what kind of flowers I wanted to put on it. I think I’ve figured it out now.

    P.S. If you don’t mind, I would like to link back to this post as my inspiration when I post my yarn wreath.

    Thanks!

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