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!
To make a Shades of Spring Yarn Wreath, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” half-round wreath
- 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.)
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.
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.
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.