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.
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.)
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.
3. Pin on round sequins with the pearl head pins.
4. Add Snowflake sequins using pearl head pins.
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.)