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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

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    Sam Findlay
    September 4, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    This is gorgeous! I’m going to give it a try!

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    Katie
    September 4, 2011 at 7:10 PM

    oh this is lovely! i adore the flowers, never have seen them like that–great job! 🙂

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    Ali Richardson
    September 4, 2011 at 7:23 PM

    GORGEOUS and SO perfect for Fall!!!

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    Barb
    September 4, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    Jo – you’ve outdone yourself! absolutely stunning stunning stunning!

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    Jamie
    September 4, 2011 at 7:34 PM

    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 🙂

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    Missy
    September 4, 2011 at 7:42 PM

    I love that yarn! I think this looks so, so, good! I plan on whipping out my fall decor this weekend and getting started on decorating!

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    Michele
    September 4, 2011 at 9:59 PM

    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

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    Hello, I'm Laura
    September 4, 2011 at 11:06 PM

    What a completely adorable wreath ~ I love it!

    Have a Happy Labor Day!

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    BabiesandBargains
    September 5, 2011 at 12:52 AM

    I love those flowers..Im terrified of all things sewing but I may have to try this out

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    Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos
    September 5, 2011 at 12:53 AM

    This is beautiful! I love fall and I want to make this soon…like, tomorrow! I’m glad it’s so simple 🙂

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    Edins House
    September 5, 2011 at 3:09 AM

    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

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    Abby
    September 5, 2011 at 2:38 PM

    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.

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    Rachel (Lines across my face)
    September 5, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    Beautiful! I love the yarn and the colors… perfect for fall. I would love it if you would stop by and share at the crafty link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.
    I hope to see you soon,
    Rachel
    http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/09/cure-for-common-monday-7.html

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    Grammy Goodwill
    September 5, 2011 at 6:41 PM

    I really like those flowers. I’m amazed that you used a sweater for the material. What a great use of something you didn’t need.

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    Lynn
    September 5, 2011 at 10:15 PM

    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!

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    Renee
    September 5, 2011 at 10:32 PM

    This is a really cute wreath! I would love to have you share this project at my Shabby Shares link party at http://rustic-crafts.com
    Renee @ Rustic Crafts

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    Carrie
    September 6, 2011 at 4:44 AM

    LOVE this! So simple and I love the clean lines. Great Job!

    Carrie Snow

    Visiting from…

    http://dexanddesign.wordpress.com

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    Chinnu
    September 6, 2011 at 6:01 AM

    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!

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    Stephanie
    September 6, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    This turned out so cute! Perfect colors for fall. I love the yarn you used and the flowers.

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    Ashley
    September 7, 2011 at 2:59 AM

    this is so great! thanks for sharing!!! im a new follower here, i totally love your blog!

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    Melanie @ bear rabbit bear
    September 7, 2011 at 7:50 PM

    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

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    Tara
    September 7, 2011 at 8:02 PM

    Those flowers are beautiful! What a lovely Wreath.

    I’d love to have you share this over at my linky party Create and Share. It posts every Wednesday. We open the party Tuesday evening at 8 pm for those who like to link up early. Hope you stop by… http://thetrendytreehouse.blogspot.com/2011/09/create-and-share-features-too.html

    Tara @Trendy Treehouse
    http://thetrendytreehouse.blogspot.com

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    Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers
    September 9, 2011 at 3:35 AM

    Your wreath is beautiful! I love the felt flowers you made, the perfect fall colors. Thanks for the inspiration

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    Nicole Mariana
    September 9, 2011 at 5:56 PM

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    XoXo Nicole Mariana

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    Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos
    September 10, 2011 at 3:11 AM

    I’ve been thinking about your beautiful wreath all week and I’m going to feature it tomorrow on a new Saturday post we’re doing. Stop on over and link up any other Seasonal Inspiration you may have!

    Have a great weekend!

    http://www.crumbsandchaos.blogspot.com

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    Creating Sarah
    September 10, 2011 at 7:25 PM

    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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    Emily
    September 11, 2011 at 6:13 AM

    Just pinned this and plan to use as inspiration for a moms group fall craft. Thanks!!!

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    southernscraps
    September 11, 2011 at 11:52 PM

    Love this! Thanks for the tutorial on the flowers.

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    Paula
    September 12, 2011 at 1:33 AM

    This is simply perfect for fall. Thanks for the flower tutorial.

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    [email protected]
    September 22, 2011 at 12:32 AM

    Cute wreath! thanks for joining the fall frenzy link party!
    happy crafting,
    linda

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    Amy
    September 23, 2011 at 7:55 PM

    Oh, I love this! The effect of the varigated yarn is awesome…and your flowers are adorable. Fabulous job! I’d love for you to share this at my Fall Craft Challenge; this week’s theme is door decor. 🙂

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/09/falling-for-crafts-challenge-3-door.html

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