I have pinned about a thousand wreaths on Pinterest, with the intention of making one for every holiday (I’ve even thought about creating a board just for wreaths). Well…despite the oodles of pinspiration that I’ve had, it just hasn’t happened. UNTIL NOW! I have *finally* made my first wreath!! Here is my tutorial on how to make a valentine’s day DIY yarn wrapped wreath. You guys, it was so easy. And, maybe I’m biased, but I think it’s pretty cute.
These are the supplies you’ll need:
- foam wreath form
- yarn (I used about half of a skein of the cheapie yarn)
- embellishments – I found these adhesive conversation hearts at Michaels.
- spray adhesive
- glue gun
This is so easy, it is going to blow your mind.
First, tie a knot around the wreath form. Tie it as tight as you can. I also sprayed a bit of adhesive where I tied the knot for extra security.
Now, wrap the yarn around the wreath form. I did about 4 rounds of yarn. For the first round of yarn, I wrapped the yarn broadly around the form – you can see the spaces I left as I wound it around. For each subsequent round, I made sure to fill in the spaces. By the fourth round, the form was fully covered.
If you’re not as OCD as I am, I’m sure you could get by with three rounds. When I was wrapping the yarn, I sprayed a bit of spray adhesive over the foam wreath periodically. With the subsequent rounds, I added more spray adhesive over the existing yarn. I wasn’t sure what that would do to the look of the yarn – but it came out great! I would recommend that even with using spray adhesive, that you wrap the yarn *tightly* and slowly – going slowly makes sure that the yarn doesn’t twist too much (or at all). When you’re done, make sure to tie a knot real tight and cut the ends as short as you can (much shorter than what you see in the picture above!)
Decide where you want to place your embellishments. My conversation hearts were adhesive so I didn’t need to use my glue gun – but I would recommend the additional security that a glue gun would provide if you have embellishments that need it.
Side note: can we talk about how borderline ridiculous these hearts are??? TWEET ME??!! LOL??!! I mean, c’mon people. Where are the original hearts??? Like, MISS YOU and LOVE YOU?? “U R A QT” just doesn’t cut it. Also, at first glance, I thought it read “quart.” I was so confused. But, then I put myself in the headspace of a tween and realized it was not quart, but was code-speak for you are a cutie. Ugh. Despite the ridiculousness of these new age hearts, I did find a few that were usable. (Hence, my simple design LOL!)
Having limited usable hearts made this a quicker project. If you were lucky enough to find the original hearts then you might want to add more hearts around your wreath. There really aren’t any rules to this part – place your embellishments wherever your want to!
And, that’s it! A festive, diy yarn wreath. Wasn’t that fun?! I might need to make a wreath like this for every holiday now. I hope you’ll try this out – if you do, please share a picture of your wreath in the comments below!!