A beautiful Fall Yarn Wreath you can make in an afternoon

Happy Friday! This morning, I posted a snippet of today’s gorgeous, fall yarn wreath on Facebook, and asked for suggestions for naming it. Thank you to Diane who suggested “Autumn Welcome.” Perfect! To make today’s ‘Autumn Welcome’ Yarn Wreath, use a thick, chunky yarn and you’ll have it wrapped up in no time.  And those fabric acorns? Adorable! I may make a few to display on their own.

'Autumn Welcome' Yarn Wreath in gorgeous shades of fall. A thick, chunky yarn is the secret to making a quick yarn wreath.  Love the acorns, too.

To make an ‘Autumn Welcome’ Yarn Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” wreath
  • Chunky, variegated yarn in fall colors
  • Felt in tan and rust
  • Ultra suede or wool, 2” square for each acorn
  • Acorn caps
  • Thin floral wire
  • Acorn caps
  • Fiberfill, small handful
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Scissors; craft pins; needle & thread

To make an ‘Autumn Welcome’ Yarn Wreath:

1. Pin one end of the yarn to the back of the wreath, and wrap the yarn around the wreath. As you wrap, make sure the yarn covers the wreath and you don’t have bare spots. When wreath is covered, pin the other end to the back of the wreath. Add a dab of glue for additional hold. Hint: You may find this easier if you wrap your skein of yarn into a ball before you start.

A thick, chunky yarn like this is the secret to making  yarn wreaths fast. Don't you love the colors?

Not only is this a beautiful yarn, it’s super chunky and makes quick work of wrapping the wreath.

2. Using the oak leaf pattern, cut two oak leaves from the tan felt and two from the rust felt.

3.  Cut four, 2-1/2” lengths of floral wire. Glue a length of wire to the back of each leaf. Let dry thoroughly.

Aren't these adorable acorns? They're not hard to make -- tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com

I can think of so many ways to use these acorns, and I’d try different fabrics, too.

4. Make the acorns:

  • Cut a 2” circle from acorn fabric.
  • Stitch a running stitch around the edge of the circle.
  • Place a small piece of fiberfill in the center of the circle, and pull the thread to gather.
  • Knot the thread to secure.
  • Glue the fabric nut into the acorn cap.
  • Repeat, till you’ve made all of the acorns. We used four.

5. Cut two, 1” strips of felt, and cut the ends on a diagonal. Pin and glue to the bottom center of the wreath.

6. Carefully bend the leaf wires to shape the leaves. Glue and pin the leaves over top of the top of the ribbons. Refer to photo for the placement.

7. Glue acorns to the centers of the leaves.

8. Glue and pin a loop of felt to the top back center for a hanger.

This 'Autumn Welcome' Yarn Wreath is perfect for fall!  The colors in the yarn are beautiful, and the fabric acorns are adorable.

‘Autumn Welcome’ Yarn Wreath by Kathleen George.

Did you miss the announcement about this week’s giveaway? It’s such a fun prize package, I don’t want you to miss out on your chance to win these goodies.

You can win all these goodies on Crafts 'n Coffee! Plus, fun ideas for crafting with marshmallow Peeps.

What a fun giveaway! The winner will receive pajama pants (in a youth size) and pillow in the fun, new Pop Art Peeps pattern. Plus, there’s a giant Peeps eraser, perfect for back-to-school, and the new Lemonade and Bubble Gum Marshmallow Peeps. Wow!

Do you have weekend craft plans? I know I do. I have a couple of Halloween projects I’d like to create to share with you in the weeks ahead. What are your weekend crafting plans?

Happy crafting!

Sharon  

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6 Responses to A beautiful Fall Yarn Wreath you can make in an afternoon

  1. May says:

    Hey, I am just getting to know how to make a wreath and u have given me some good ideals.

  2. LisaM says:

    very fall colorful. Really nice wreath. :)

    • Sharon says:

      Thanks, Lisa. Kathleen always has a magic touch, doesn’t she? The yarn is from Hobby Lobby and their yarn aisle is just amazing. Happy Friday to you! Sharon

  3. Laurie says:

    I Love this wreath!!

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