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Yarn Rosette Wreath

With just a few simple supplies, you can make this pretty Yarn Rosette Wreath for your front door!  Have fun with colours and make it your own!

Yarn wreaths are SO simple to make and are so pretty!  I absoluteIy adore them.  Adore. Adore. Adore.  This colour combination was inspired by our cold winters of ice, snow, and crisp blue skies, but you can use any colours that you like!



I have put together a quick tutorial so you can make your own yarn rosette wreath too!  I do caution that this project is a little tedious.  The wrapping of the yarn made me a little cross eyed 😉 and I did burn my fingers with my glue gun, and I *might* have gotten pretty engrossed in this project (I did NOT take this in the van with us on the way to Starbucks this afternoon.  I wouldn’t do that.  Nope. haha) Tedious as it was, I think the results are worth it!

Yarn Rosette Wreath


All the Rosettes!

The little rosettes are so gorgeous on the yarn wreath base.  I just love them.  You can add as many as you like too…wouldn’t this wreath look so pretty covered in them?!

Yarn Rosette Wreath

Make Your Own Wreath Hanger with Yarn

I also made my own wreath hanger.  I just braided the yarn I had, and as you can see, I glued on 3 teeny rosettes.  I think it finishes it off nicely!  Whew.  All done.  I also made one for my Valentines Day wreath, so you can see that here!

Yarn Rosette Wreath

I hope you make a wreath for your home!  They’re just so welcoming and pretty!


How to Make a Yarn Rosette Wreath

With just a few simple supplies, you can make this pretty Yarn Rosette Wreath for your front door!  Have fun with colours and make it your own!


  • 16 inch styrofoam wreath
  • 1 1/4 balls of yarn (each ball measured 150m)
  • about 4 sheets of felt for the rosettes (in different colours)


  1. Start winding the yard 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.  But you can make it more rustic if you wish!
  2. The tricky part about this type of precise winding is how the end parts didn’t match up – as you can see in the picture below.
  3. What to do!?  Don’t sweat it!  Even though they don’t match up, it still worked out okay, because I wound 2 layers of yarn around the wreath.  Once you have done 1 layer, at this point you can decide whether you need to add another layer.  Mine needed one, and as tedious as it was, it was a good decision.
  4. Here is what it looks like all wound up.  You can’t really tell where my little mess was.  And I ended up covering that spot with the rosettes anyway.

How to make the felt rosettes:

  1. Now for the rosettes.  I also made rosettes for my Christmas stockings.  But I’ll post this how-to again here, only because it is SO much easier to work with felt.
  2. Basically cut out a circle and make the edges wavy.  The bigger the circle, the bigger the rosette.  My largest flowers are made from 1 full sheet of 9×12 felt.
  3. Then cut a spiral in your circle.  For the largest flowers, I cut into the circle, a little larger than 1 cm.
  4. And wrap.  I make the centres tight, and get a little looser as I go. Once you have your rosette wound, use the little circle centre you are left with at the end of your spiral, and glue it to the bottom of your flower.  Then add them on to your wreath, as you see fit!  Get creative!

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  • Reply
    Nerd Mama
    January 3, 2011 at 5:12 AM

    I love the understated beauty of a well-done yarn wreath. You have so much more patience than me!

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    January 3, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Hi Jo! yes, I have my computer with me and but this is the last internet access I’ll have for 2 wks! Your wreath is stunning – I haven’t seen these before. So elegant and understated. Love it!

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    January 3, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Thank you for the nice comments! I really do like this wreath.

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    January 4, 2011 at 12:43 AM

    I love this! Definitely the next wreath I’m going to make.

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    megan @ homemade ginger
    January 4, 2011 at 5:01 PM

    so cute!! I love your wreath hanger with the tiny flowers attached!

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    January 4, 2011 at 5:27 PM

    This is g o r g e o u s!!! Adding to my favorites. I have to make something like this.

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    January 4, 2011 at 7:44 PM

    beautiful!!! love it. love it. love it.

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    January 5, 2011 at 2:31 AM

    So pretty! Love the colors you chose! Would love for you to visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made with Love Monday. The party will be open until Friday if you have anything you else you want to link up!

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    Jenny @ Embellishing Life
    January 5, 2011 at 3:54 AM

    Beautiful! I love those shades of blue. I’m making a wreath with felt flowers…eventually I’ll have it done! I hope you’ll come share yours at the craft catwalk!

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    January 5, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    ADORABLE. I love the colors!!!

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    Simply Domestic
    January 6, 2011 at 1:48 AM

    Beautiful! I love the colors you used. I’m new to your blog. Can’t wait to look around!

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    January 6, 2011 at 3:45 AM

    This is really cute and possibly simple enough for even me to try! I might try my hand at a pink one for my daughter’s bedroom once the kids are back at school.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    January 6, 2011 at 5:23 AM

    OHHH I adooooore this!! Love, love, love the colors!! I made something slightly similar

    (if you’d like to see it!)

    Had I found your wreath first, I might have made a copy-cat of it!! I like your technique of waving the edges of the circle.

    The hanger is amazing too!

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    January 7, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Great job on the wreath, I love the color choices! And…I think my nails are painted the same wonderful winter gray:)

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    Marie {Make and Takes}
    January 7, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    Ooo, I love this. So elegant! I’d love to have you submit this to the M&T Spotlight:

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    January 8, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    Ive been waiting to see a wreath I love to use for inspiration for one of my own, and I love this one! Thank you so much! It will be fun to pick out my own colors 😉

    I’d love for you to check out my blog, too!

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    Steph @ BirdhouseFamily
    January 8, 2011 at 9:08 PM

    I love these! Yours is especially nice. I like the color combination you chose.

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    Katie P
    January 8, 2011 at 9:57 PM

    Super cute! I really love the rosettes on the string on top where you hang it. Perfect touch!

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    Young and Crafty
    January 10, 2011 at 3:56 AM

    Oh WOW I love it! I don’t know that I would have the patience to wrap a wreath form after wrapping Christmas trees! It is perfect!

    Thanks for linking up to Free for All!

    Hannah @

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    January 10, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    I’m stopping by from Young and Crafty.
    I absolutely love this, and resolve to make one soon! It’ll be my first try with something crafty. 🙂

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    July 20, 2011 at 1:29 AM

    I just made one of these. (yeah I am late on the bandwagon!!) I love your tutorial. I didn’t know felt was easier. Very pretty!

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    Horváth Emerencia
    September 8, 2011 at 9:02 AM

    I love these! Yours is especially nice. I like the color combination.Here is my wreath:

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    Steph @ Nap Time Notes
    March 27, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    Hi Jo-Anna,
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog to have a look at my wreath! Your comment made me happy! And thanks for your awesome tutorial. I couldn’t have done it without you! 🙂

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