Springtime Yarn Wreath

 

Springtime Yarn Wreath

Happy Spring!  I made another yarn wreath!  My obsession with them continues! But there is something so pretty about yarn wreaths, and I love the ones I made for Valentines Day and for Winter.  So, I thought I needed a bright, pretty one for Spring!

The inspiration came when I saw some green grass coloured yarn, then I spotted these cute little toadstools at Pier 1, and the felt I found at Michaels. So, I grabbed my glue gun and got to work!  (Oh glue gun, how I was missing you, but I was afraid of you.  You’ve scarred my skin one too many times.  And this time was no different!  What is it with me and burning my hands!?)

For a quick visual tutorial on how to wrap the wreath, click here, or see below for a visual tutorial.  For the flowers, click here for the amazing tutorials at Craft Snob.)

I love how it turned out!

Springtime Yarn Wreath

Springtime Yarn Wreath

I made another cute little wreath hanger.

Springtime Yarn Wreath

I had fun with different flowers.  And added a couple of tiny little yarn balls.

Springtime Yarn Wreath

Springtime Yarn Wreath

A Tutorial

  • I used a 16 inch styrofoam wreath.  From my experience, these are the best for lining up yarn.
  • This wreath used 1 1/2 balls of yarn, so make sure you buy enough yarn from the same dye lot.  (Each ball measures 150m.)
  • How to wind the yarn around the wreath:   There are a number of options on how to do this.  I chose to do my winding quite precise, with each string lining up neatly with the next.  I wrap it twice.  It’s tedious, but the end result is worth it!
  • You will also need about 3 sheets of felt for the rosettes.  For the flowers I made, I used 2 sheets of orange, 1 sheet of white.  For the flowers, I adapted the tutorials from the blog Craft Snob.  Her tutorials are excellent!  Once you get comfortable with how to make the rosettes, you can get creative and make your own style of flowers!
  • For the yarn balls, I used 4 mini styrofoam balls, and wrapped them with yellow yarn I had already.
  • Then add little embellishments to make your wreath beautiful!  I loved these little toadstools the moment I laid eyes on them at Pier 1.
  • Then for the finishing touch, I made my own wreath hanger.  I just braided 3 string of yarn, wrapped it around the wreath, tied a knot, then added my own little flower!  Too cute!

Springtime Yarn Wreath

Have a happy day!

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53 Comments

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    The Loops
    March 11, 2011 at 1:56 AM

    You got it so perfect! I’m jealous. I’m in the middle of a yarn/rosette wreath. I love how bright yours is.

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    Barb
    March 11, 2011 at 4:02 AM

    So so pretty and cheery! You sure are good at these!

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    lauren@warmandfuzzy
    March 11, 2011 at 4:24 AM

    OMG! I love this!! Those are the words that came out of my mouth as soon as I saw this. This is the cutest wreath ever. I just made a mickey mouse yarn wreath for my sons birthday it pales in comparison to this though. How do you get the yarn so tight?

    Come check out my wreath and give me some pointers 😉
    http://www.warmfuzzypurpleandgold.blogspot.com

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    AliLilly
    March 11, 2011 at 5:43 AM

    Oh. My. GOODNESS! This is the freaking cutest wreath EVER! I am absolutely in LOVE with it!! Great Job!!!!!!

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    Katie
    March 11, 2011 at 6:07 AM

    One of my favorite yarn wreaths ever!!! Those toadstools are the cutest!

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    HammBone
    March 11, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    OMG. Are you serious? This is fabulous! It’s perfect. Following!

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    Brandy and Fam
    March 11, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    I’m new to your blog and completely in love! Thank you so much for sharing this amazing project. I’m totally inspired!!

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    Julie
    March 11, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    this one is awesome! I love the toadstools!!

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    Brandy and Fam
    March 11, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    P.S. I’m your newest follower.

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    Katie
    March 11, 2011 at 2:46 PM

    How cute are those toadstools?! I think its time I jump on the wreath bandwagon and make myself one! 🙂

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    asnipofgoodness
    March 11, 2011 at 3:40 PM

    OMGOODNESS, I LOVE how it turned out too, and the mushrooms, such sweetness, and the green, it screams springtime, and that’s what I’m a screamin springtime where in Sam Hill are you???? Love the wreath, love love love, want one, might make one, thanks for sharing yours:)

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    Sarah
    March 11, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    This is amazing! I think I’m going to make it my desktop backround so I can stare at it all day!! LOVE. IT.

    😀

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    D.E.
    March 11, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    You are very talented! The colors are so perfect! Blessings, DE

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    La-Dee-da crafter
    March 11, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    Love flowers and mushrooms. so adorable and so unique. The colors are fabulous as well. Well done!!!!
    ladeedacreations.com

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    Sugar Mama
    March 11, 2011 at 4:35 PM

    One of the cutest spring wreaths I have seen. Trying to figure out if I really could make this… Thanks for sharing!

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    Laurel @ Ducks in a Row
    March 11, 2011 at 5:14 PM

    This has me pining away for sprint – I love the colors, I love the textures and the mushrooms are to die for!

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    Mary
    March 11, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    I love your wreath, it is adorable – enjoy the labors of your love!

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    Marina
    March 11, 2011 at 6:40 PM

    I love your beautiful Spring wreath! visiting from Justsewsassy.com

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    Modern Frills
    March 12, 2011 at 1:38 AM

    so fun and cheery!

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    Ellie
    March 12, 2011 at 1:42 AM

    This is the cutest wreath I have EVER seen. I LOVE IT. Visiting from the T&J linky. http://homestitched.blogspot.com

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    Anne
    March 12, 2011 at 3:19 AM

    That’s so cute! I love the way the toadstools are growing out of the flowers!

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    Emily {WhipperBerry}
    March 12, 2011 at 3:23 AM

    I love the mushrooms! So cute.

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    Pure Heart
    March 12, 2011 at 4:12 AM

    So cute! I just adore it!

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    Sara
    March 12, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    wow! that is so cute!

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    Jennifer
    March 12, 2011 at 8:24 PM

    absolutely gorgeous! love the combo of orange and green!!!!!

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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    LP aka A Crafty Southern Chick
    March 13, 2011 at 2:37 AM

    I love the color combo as well, and the mixture of different flowers and yarn balls! Makes me want to go create my own 🙂

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    Tanya
    March 13, 2011 at 4:09 AM

    I saw these toadstools today at Pier 1 and thought they were so cute. Then I saw this wreath, aaaahhhh….so CUTE! You did a great job 😉

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    Karli
    March 13, 2011 at 5:54 AM

    I love how it turned out too! The flowers and little toadstools are so cute!!

    Ah! I’m not the only one obsessed with them! They are so addicting!

    http://www.dancingaroundwithkarli.blogspot.com

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    Paula
    March 13, 2011 at 11:53 AM

    Adorable! I love the punch of orange!

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    Shelley Davis
    March 13, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    This is the most beautiful handmade wreath I have seen!! Great job! So many things on this wreath have been done before, but not with this perfection, color combination and composition. Thank you for the inspiration.

    Blessings,
    Shelley

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    Amelia@SavoryandSweet
    March 13, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    I love the colors, so pretty! 🙂

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    radn
    March 13, 2011 at 8:51 PM

    Love the colors you used. The toadstools just make it ten times more cuter!

    I am having a gibeaway on my blog. $38 + free ship from busy little hands to buy a cute kid backpack from her store. She has tote’s for mom too.Do check it out.
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    Catch A Falling Star
    March 13, 2011 at 11:35 PM

    So many yarn wreaths…I really need to give this a try!
    I love your wreath…especially the colors.
    So 1960s…groovy!

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    Mrs. Q.
    March 14, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    GORGEOUS!!

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    Karenkay
    March 14, 2011 at 6:11 PM

    So adorable!

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    Gretchen
    March 14, 2011 at 7:27 PM

    That is stinkin’ adorable! Great job!!! I may have to jog on down to my local Pier 1 to see what other springy goodies they have in store for me…

    Gretchen from The Proverbs Thirty-HUH?! Woman
    proverbsthirtyhuh.blogspot.com

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    Kelly @livingcraftilyeverafter
    March 15, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    This is so cute!!!

    Visiting from Tip Junkie!

    Kelly

    livingcraftilyeverafter.blogspot.com

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    this blessed nest
    March 15, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    i truly honestly LOVE this in every way possible!

    it is DARLING.

    the mushrooms are fantastic!

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    gigi kennedy
    March 15, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    oh wow….this is super great! i absolutely LOVE it! thanks so much for sharing the tutorial…i’ve got to make it! thank you thank you!!!

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    reasonstoskipthehousework
    March 15, 2011 at 4:59 PM

    I’ve been seeing this wreath everywhere and I LOVE it! I’d love it if you’d link up at my new Tuesday Time Out link party!

    http://reasonstoskipthehousework.blogspot.com/2011/03/tuesday-time-out-link-up-party.html

    Smiles,
    Melanie
    http://reasonstoskipthehousework.blogspot.com

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    Lauren @ YoungNester
    March 16, 2011 at 2:57 AM

    Wow! It looks AMAZING! The colors are perfect for spring and I love the little mushrooms! I would love for you to stop by and link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link party (it lasts all week)!

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    Jessica@SewHomegrown
    March 17, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    okay soooo cute!! I’ll be linking!
    (if that’s not okay let me know)

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    kara@elements-interiors.net
    March 17, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    I LOVE this! Come on ova’ and link up to WHASSUP!!! xoxokara

    *ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

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    Cheryl @ Sew Can Do
    March 18, 2011 at 2:51 AM

    Gorgeous! Love the bright colors & those cute toadstools.

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    Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations
    March 19, 2011 at 10:57 PM

    This is so much fun! I love this! 🙂 Love the little yellow yarn balls.

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    hannah singer
    March 25, 2011 at 5:56 AM

    love this, looks easy enough for even ME;)

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    Anu@My Dream Canvas
    March 30, 2011 at 5:45 PM

    Wow! This is lovely. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas!

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    craftsncoffee.com
    March 5, 2012 at 6:05 PM

    Hi, Jo-Anna, As you know, I love your colorful, whimsical wreath. I’ve linked to your tutorial from Crafts ‘n Coffee: http://bit.ly/wlvtzP. Thank you for designing with STYROFOAM Brand Foam. Sharon

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