Wrap up this easy Winter Snowflake & Snowball Yarn Wreath tonight

I took my Christmas tree down this past weekend (actually, it went down on its own twice, before I got to it) and the family room now feels sort of spacious – and bare. And that’s when I bring out my snowman collection and few winter decorations like this Snowflake & Snowball Winter Yarn Wreath. Yarn wrapped wreaths are so pretty but I’ve always been intimidated by the time it takes to wrap your wreath with yarn. So read on for the secret to making a Winter Yarn Wreath in less time that it takes to watch a movie.

how to make an easy winter yarn wreath with snowflakes and snowballs

The thick, chenille yarn is so cozy.

Here are the supplies I used – can you tell what my secret is for a super-fast yarn wreath? Yep, I used a very thick and chunky yarn. I loved the variegated shades of blue, and there’s just a little sparkle to it, too. Using this yarn, I wrapped my 12” wreath of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam in less than an hour. (See the jingle bells? Turns out, I didn’t use them. Snowballs seemed much more appropriate.)

how to make a fast & easy yarn wreath for winter

This is what you’ll need to make the wreath, minus the jingle bells.

To make a Snowflake & Snowball Winter Yarn Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 12” wreath; two 1” balls and one 1-1/2” ball
  • Yarn (the thicker the yarn, the sooner you’ll be done)
  • Sequins: 5/8” round and snowflake
  • Glittered snowflake
  • White thread and/or nylon monofilament
  • Ribbon, 8” length
  • Straight pins
  • Pearl head pins
  • Tools: Scissors

To make a Snowflake & Snowball Winter Yarn Wreath:

1. Wind your yarn into a ball (this helps prevent tangling).

2. Pin one end of the yarn to the back of the wreath. Keep winding the yarn around the wreath, making sure not to leave any bare spots.

Easy yarn wrapped wreath for wintertime

Here’s my wrapped wreath. I was still playing with the embellishments, and wanted to see how the wreath would look wrapped with the Pompadoodle yarn.

3. Pin on round sequins with the pearl head pins.

4. Add Snowflake sequins using pearl head pins.

how to embellish an easy winter yarn wreath

I used pearl head pins for the sequins and snowflakes.

5. Place the wreath on a flat surface, and determine the length of the thread or monofilament you’ll need to hang the “snowballs” and snowflake. Tie a length of thread around a straight pin, add a dab of glue, and insert into a foam ball. Repeat for the other two foam balls. Glue a thread to the reverse side of the snowflake. When you like your arrangement and the height at with each item dangles, tie your threads together at the top. Pin and glue the knot into the inside center of the wreath ring.

6. Optional: Cut a 1” ball of STYROFOAM Brand Foam in half and glue it to the front of the snowflake for extra dimension.

If you’ve been intimidated by yarn wreaths, I hope you’ll give this one a try. Besides, this thick, chenille yarn will make you feel warm and cozy on a winter’s day.

So, how do you feel once you take down your tree and holiday decorations? Do you love the clean and uncluttered look, or do you add in a few winter touches? Or, are you ready for Valentine’s Day décor? (And speaking of Valentine’s Day, Rebekah Meier is sharing a Valentine’s Day wreath with Crafts ‘n Coffee tomorrow.)

Happy crafting!

Sharon

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15 Responses to Wrap up this easy Winter Snowflake & Snowball Yarn Wreath tonight

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  2. Jenny says:

    Hi Sharion,
    I am new to your site. I am often looking for a craft idea to do with my students. The glove/snowmen in a pot from a week ago or so was fabulous and I can’t wait to try it. This wreath will go over well too. I have used smaller styrofoam wreaths in the past and wraped green cloth/felt around and added bells for a Christmas wreath. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

    • Sharon says:

      So glad you stopped in, Jenny, and thank you for following Crafts ‘n Coffee. Thanks for sharing the craft love with your students, too. Happy crafting. Sharon

  3. I’m in love with this wreath. Great job!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you! It’s super-easy to do. If you love yarn wreaths but don’t want to spend hours wrapping your wreath, go for the chunky, chenille yarn.

  4. Gorgeous wreath! I love the blue yarn and all the snowflake embellishments!

    T’onna @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
    http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2013/01/submarine-sunday-15.html

  5. LisaM says:

    Ahh, it reminds me of the new snow we are getting. I need to find some fun yarn. :)

    • Sharon says:

      Have fun with this one, Lisa. I found that the hardest part of this one was picking out the yarn — I came home from the craft store with enough yarn for 4 – 5 wreaths! Sharon

  6. studiorose says:

    Gorgeous! Love the variegated blues. I need to try this! I’m thinking pink for Valentine’s…

  7. Faith says:

    Neat, I think I will be trying this for multiple seasons

  8. Sharon, another great project…love the tip about using chunky yarn! My holiday decorations are still up! So sad to take them down but working on some Valentine’s projects to make everything look less….dismal. My list of to make projects keeps growing…the wreath goes on it! Have a good Thursday!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you, Cindy. So glad you enjoyed this super-easy wreath. Knowing how much you like Christmas, I am not surprised that your decorations are still up! (Yes indeed, I’ve been reading your blog.) Thanks, again. Sharon

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