Here’s how to make a cozy, Christmas Yarn Wreath and Christmas Yarn Topiary

This DIY Christmas Yarn Wreath and Christmas Yarn Topiary are perfect for Christmas movie night. While you’re watching The Polar Express, or White Christmas (a favorite in my house), you can wrap your wreath and cone with yarn and be well on your way to making this Christmas wreath and topiary. Kathleen George wrapped her Christmas Yarn Wreath and matching Christmas Yarn Topiary in a variegated red yarn, but imagine them in a fuzzy white yarn . . . yummy! Pop the popcorn, pop in a movie, and you’ll have this cozy duo wrapped up in no time!

DIY a Christmas Yarn Wreath

Kathleen used a variegated yarn, and I love the slight variations in color.

To make a Christmas Yarn Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” wreath with beveled front
  • 1 skein, variegated red yarn
  • Felt: Red, cream and green
  • Thread, to coordinate with felt
  • Straight pins
  • Red, pearl head straight pins
  • Ribbon, 3/8” x 6”, for hanger
  • Thick, white craft glue or low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; needle

To make a Christmas Yarn Wreath:

1. Before you start, wind your skein of yarn into a ball. This helps to eliminate tangles as you wrap your wreath.

2. Glue and pin one end of the yarn to the back of the wreath. Wrap your wreath with the yarn, bringing the yarn ball up through the center. Wrap the entire wreath before cutting the yarn. When the wreath is covered, cut yarn and glue and pin the end to the back of the wreath. (Hint: If your yarn is really fine, you may find that “double winding” helps to cover the wreath. To double wind, wrap a ¾” – 1” strip, and then go back to the beginning and wind again, filling in any uncovered areas.)

how to make rolled felt flowers for a yarn wrapped wreath

The scallops along the top edge of your felt strip become the petals when the strip is rolled up.

3. To make the felt roses, cut strips of red and white felt measuring 1-5/8” wide and 4” to 7” long. The longer the strip, the larger the rose. Cut along the top edge in a wavy pattern to better mimic petals.

4. Sew a running stitch 1/8” from the bottom edge of the felt strip. Gently pull the thread, and tightly roll up the felt strip. Stitch the bottom edge as you roll to hold the flower together. Tie off your thread when you’re done.

5. Shape the roses, gently pulling apart at the top, and folding back the petals.

6. Cut leaves from green felt.

7. Arrange leaves and roses on the wreath and pin in place. Push red, pearl head pins into the center of each rose. Pin on additional pearl head pins for holly berries.

8. Tie together the ends of the 3/8” ribbon to form a hanging loop. Pin and glue the loop to the back of the wreath.

how to make a yarn-wrapped topiary for Christmas

How pretty would a pair of these red Yarn Wrapped Topiaries look on the mantel?

To make a Christmas Yarn Topiary, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: Cone (Kathleen used a 9″ cone)
  • 1 skein, variegated red yarn
  • Felt: Red, cream and green
  • Thread, to coordinate with felt
  • Straight pins
  • Red, pearl head straight pins
  • Thick, white craft glue or low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; needle

To make a Christmas Yarn Topiary:

How to make rolled felt flowers for a Yarn Wrapped Christmas topiary & wreath

The red, pearl head pins are used for the flower centers and as berries.

1. Before you start, wrap the skein of yarn into a ball, which will help to reduce tangling as you go.

2. Wrap the cone with yarn, beginning at the bottom of the cone. Pin and glue one end of the yarn onto the cone, and start wrapping. Once the cone is covered, pin and glue the other end of the yarn to the top of the cone.

3. Following Steps 3 – 6 above, make red and white felt roses and green felt leaves.

4. Arrange roses and leaves on the topiary, pinning and gluing in place. Insert red, pearl head pins into the center of each rose. Add additional pearl head bins for red, holly berries.

And you’re done.

You didn’t miss this week’s giveaway announcement, did you? I’m giving away Rosie O’Donnell’s book Crafty U, and you’ll need to enter by midnight this Thursday, December 13.  Check it out, along with the Golden Noodle Christmas Tree (one of my very favorite Christmas crafts for kids).

Rosie O'Donnel's Crafty U for kids

Rosie O’Donnell’s Crafty U is this week’s giveaway.

Happy Christmas crafting!

Sharon

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15 Responses to Here’s how to make a cozy, Christmas Yarn Wreath and Christmas Yarn Topiary

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  2. Beautiful! I love the felt flowers!

  3. Beate says:

    The wreath, tree and flowers are gorgeous!
    Hugs and smiles

  4. Laurie says:

    Those are fabulous!

  5. I’ve made yarn wreaths before – including this one! http://mrsandthemisc.com/2012/10/01/craft-party-diy-wreaths-ornaments-mason-jar-luminaries/ – but I have never seen a topiary. Going to have to try that soon!

  6. Susan Watson says:

    Absolutely beautiful. Can’t wait to make this wreath!

  7. Diane says:

    These are VERY pretty, love the soft color!

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