“Grow” your own yarn flowers for this Spring Yarn Wreath

When I read how easy it was to make these sweet yarn flowers, I was surprised. No special tools, looms, etc., are needed – just a few fingers and pretty yarn. Wrapping up the yarn wreath isn’t hard, either, and I’m sharing the tutorial to make this Shades of Spring Yarn Wreath. And then I’m going to give it away! I’ll also show you why I haven’t changed out my winter wreath yet. So, read on!

Here's an easy Yarn Wreath! There's a tutorial for the Yarn Flowers, too. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Shades of Spring Yarn Wreath by Kathleen George.

To make a Shades of Spring Yarn Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” half-round wreath
  • Yarn:
    • Variegated yarn in your favorite spring colors* (Kathleen used a red/pink combo)
    • Small amount of red and pink, or other colors to match your variegated yarn
  • Buttons: Seven, ½” yellow
  • Felt in green
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Scissors; craft pins; pearl head pins

*Remember, it’s faster to wrap the wreath when you have a thick, chunky yarn.

To make the Shades of Spring 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. If you’re using a thinner yarn, wrap around the wreath a second time. (Hint: Before wrapping the wreath, wind the yarn into a ball so it will easily pass through the center of the wreath.)

Pretty Yarn Flowers on a springtime Yarn Wreath.  Easy tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Kathleen made five of the smaller yarn flowers, and one large red yarn flower.

2. To make a yarn flower:

  • Gently wrap the yarn about 16 times around four fingers.
  • Carefully slip the loops off your fingers and place them on the work surface.
  • Tightly tie a piece of yarn around the middle of the loops.
  • Snip the ends of the loops, and fluff them to create a flowers.
  • Trim ends, if needed.
  • To make a larger flower, slightly spread your fingers apart first, before wrapping them in yarn.
  • Create six or more yarn flowers.

3. Arrange the flowers on the wreath and glue in place.

4. Pin or glue a yellow button to the center of each flower.

5. Cut six leaves from the green felt and glue around the flowers.

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

For more Spring Yarn Wreath inspiration, here’s a yarn wreath from last year. If red and pink isn’t your favorite color combo, how about this pretty, purple and green mix? It’s so easy to make this wreath your own by changing up the yarn and embellishments.

Pretty yarn is the key to a beautiful Yarn Wreath. Another tip -- the thicker the yarn, the easier it is to DIY. CraftsnCoffee.com

Use variegated yarn to create a fast and beautiful yarn wreath. And then add the embellishments you like best.

I happen to have Kathleen’s Shades of Spring Yarn Wreath here, and I’d like to give it to a Crafts ‘n Coffee reader. If you’d like to win the Shades of Spring Yarn Wreath, tell me what’s hanging on your front door. I’ll announce the winner on April 29, so you have till Monday, April 28 to leave a comment.

Here's an easy Yarn Wreath! There's a tutorial for the Yarn Flowers, too. CraftsnCoffee.com.

I’m giving away the Shades of Spring Yarn Wreath.

I’ll go first – my winter wreath is still hanging up on my front porch, and it looks like I won’t change it out for a while. A robin made herself at home one day, so now the wreath will stay where it is till the family moves on. Robins can be a little flighty, so I hope the daily mail deliveries, school buses, etc., don’t scare her away. I’ll let you know when the babies hatch.

Home sweet home! CraftsnCoffee.com.

Home, sweet home: There’s a robin nesting on my winter wreath!

Happy crafting!

Sharon

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28 Responses to “Grow” your own yarn flowers for this Spring Yarn Wreath

  1. Angie Dyer says:

    Dear Sharon, Thank you for the beautiful yarn wreath! It goes perfectly in my kitchen and I could not have asked for a better color match. My hubby even asked if I had made it…he had not noticed any scraps of yarn in my wastebasket. I told him that it was a gift from you! Thank you again! All the best, Angie

    • Sharon says:

      You are so welcome, Angie. I’m so glad the wreath has a new home, and that it matches your kitchen perfectly. It was meant to be! Enjoy! And thank you so much for following Crafts ‘n Coffee. Sharon

  2. Linda Baldwin says:

    I made something similar to this for the winter. My friend has it. But this is really pretty.

  3. Kris says:

    My door is bare at the moment :(

  4. Karen Farley says:

    Love wreaths and yarn!!!! I just moved and need a new wreath for my wall. Perfect colors, too.

  5. buntyw says:

    Nothing at the moment – but a spring wreath sounds fun!

  6. annehaun says:

    Lovely wreaths – the yarn looks so yummy. My front door is bare – it is screaming for some wreath lov.

    • Sharon says:

      Thanks, Anne. If you don’t win, maybe you could use some of your yarn stash and DIY one — if you have any yarn that’s thick & chunky, you can make this one fast. Sharon

  7. rfnancy says:

    I just took down the Winter Wreath so nothing is on the door right now, sad~ Oh I remember a couple years ago when we lived in Florida I had a Artificial Fig Tree on the Patio outside of our Dining Room Window and sure enough one morning I opened the Drapes and there was a Nest, a couple days later a Mama Cardinal was sitting on Eggs. So sweet to watch her raise her brood. A Month Later another Cardinal or the same one moved in and repeated the process. Now this second time around we also had 2 hanging Fushia Plants on each side of the Garage door, yep both with Sparrow Nest in them. We began to be the talk of the Neighborhood that year~

    Thanks for the Give Away!!
    Nancy

    • Sharon says:

      You had a regular baby nursery going that summer! What a lot of fun! It’s going to be hard for us to get a good view of the babies, without scaring away the mom, so we’ll have to be really careful. Thanks so much for sharing! Sharon

  8. Pat Wade says:

    We have a solid glass storm door and a thick regular door behind it. If I try to hang a wreath the storm(also the main door won,t close. Hangers do not work. Can you give me any help?

    • Sharon says:

      It sounds like you need something super-thin to hang on your door, Pat. Would something like a wood plaque fit between your doors? You could paint it or decoupage it, and add the words “Welcome.” Do you think this would work? Sharon

  9. Janet Cobb says:

    I have a grapevine wreath on my door that my son and his girlfriend gave me for Mother’s Day years and years ago! He’s not even with that girlfriend anymore and probably doesn’t even remember that he gave it to me! Definitely needs to be replaced and this lovely wreath would be perfect!

  10. CraftyB says:

    Love the red. Makes me think of tulips and summer flowers! I hope Mama robin has a successful brood.

  11. *Wisher* says:

    OMG.. Is so lovely to have a robin and the family moving into the wreath.. Thank you for putting up such a libel tutorial.. Have followed you to read more of ur future posting.. :)

    • Sharon says:

      We are really excited about our robin! The nest seemed to appear overnight, and now we’re waiting and watching. Thank you so much for your comment, and for following CraftsnCoffee, too. Sharon

  12. Angie Dyer says:

    Happy Easter! Happy Spring!

  13. Nancy D says:

    I love your wreath with the sweet robins nesting in it. How adorable! You should hang a do not disturb sign. I’m ashamed to say I just have a empty hook on my door. Maybe it’s waiting for this gorgeous wreath ;)

    • Sharon says:

      You’re the second person to confess to an empty hook on your door, ha ha. I can appreciate that, as I’ve been there. We are really excited about our little robin, and I hope she sticks around long enough to hatch her brood. Happy Easter to you, Nancy. Sharon

  14. Vic Garno says:

    Love the wreaths – especially the variegated one. The only thing on my front door is the wreath hanger lol. That was left behind after I took down the Christmas one.

  15. Debbie Kaste says:

    Cute wreaths, Sharon! What a great idea to wrap the foam with yarn and the flowers are wonderful. Love the photo of the robin perched on her nest. Happy Easter to you and yours. Thanks much for the generous blog candy too. (Especially the chocolate bunny. He was a BIG hit here. Hubby and I scarfed it down in no time….lol.)

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you for all of your kind comments, Debbie. I’m glad you (and your hubby) enjoyed the goodies. Happy Easter to you, too — I hope the bunny delivers more chocolate! Sharon

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