I've been on a yarn wreath kick lately because, well, they’re adorable. First I made this fall yarn wreath. Then I made little yarn wreath ornaments as party favors for Cricket's birthday. These ornaments would be sweet holiday gifts. Here's how to make them.
3- or 4-inch diameter needlepoint hoop
To make the wreath: Wrap the hoop with yarn. Double or triple layering the yarn here and there creates a nice effect.
To make the flowers: Cut strips of felt about 1/2-inch wide. Don't worry about cutting in a straight line; squiggly strips work best. Take one strip and coil it tightly until the flower is a desired width. Using a glue gun, glue the end of the strip in place. Cut a small circle of felt and glue it to the bottom of the flower to keep the coil from unraveling. Make several flowers for each wreath. Glue flowers onto the wreath.
To make the ribbon initial: Remove and discard the fastener at the top of the hoop. Feed the ribbon through the holes and tie in a knot. Paint both sides of the wooden letter. Once dry, glue the letter to one side of the loop of ribbon. (Or you could hang a smaller letter in the center of the wreath, like I did on this wreath.)
Give the ornament as a gift or hang it on your tree to enjoy. Happy holidays!
(Need more gift ideas? Check out these simple DIY projects: embellished Christmas stocking, no-sew tutu, photo plaque, heirloom display and gift tags. You can also view my holiday discounts and nature photo shop.)
I'm Julia Soplop, writer and photographer. I believe there is something profound in bearing witness to moments of joy and pain in others’ lives. My husband, three girls and I live outside of Chapel Hill, NC. You can read more about me here.
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