Tinsel Tuesday: How to DIY a Yarn Ball Christmas Wreath (and use up leftover yarn)

My daughter is a knitter, and we have lots of leftover yarn bits around the house. Now I know what to do with the leftover yarn – DIY a Yarn Ball Christmas Wreath! This Yarn Ball Wreath doesn’t have to be just for Christmas. It would be fun made up in a rainbow of bright colors, or a soothing palette of white and cream. Like the Ribbon Christmas Ornaments, this is a fun group craft, and if everyone contributes leftover yarn, you’ll soon have a colorful mosaic of Yarn Ball Wreaths.

DIY Yarn Ball Wreath

This is one cozy Christmas wreath!

To make a Yarn Ball Christmas Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:
    • Balls: One dozen each 2″, 1-1/2″, and 1-1/4″; fifteen 1″
    • Wreath, 12″ x 2″
  • Assorted yarn in green, red and cream (or other colors of your choice)
  • Chenille stem
  • Optional embellishments: Knitting needles; stitch holder
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; straight pins; ruler; pencil

To make a Yarn Ball Christmas Wreath:

1. Pin and glue yarn end to a foam ball, and wrap yarn around the ball till the ball is covered. Cut off yarn, and glue end to the yarn ball. Repeat, till all of the balls are wrapped in yarn.

2. Arrange yarn balls around the wreath, mixing up sizes and colors. When you’re pleased with the arrangement, use the low-temp glue gun to glue the balls in place.

3. Optional: Decorate your wreath with a short length of knitting, knitting needles and a stitch holder. (Hint: If you’d like to change the color of the knitting needles or stitch holder, spray paint them in your chosen color before adding them to the wreath).

4. Cut chenille stem in half. Twist together the ends on each half to form two hanging loops. Insert and glue the loops in the back of the wreath, spaced several inches apart.

DIY Yarn Ball Christmas Wreath

What colors would you use for a Yarn Ball Christmas Wreath?

Have you made a Yarn Ball Wreath? I like crafting with yarn and I’ve made a few other Christmas wreaths with yarn, but I’ve not (yet) made this one . . .

P.S. I have a very special Road Trip Recap planned for Friday. You won’t want to miss it! See you then!

Happy crafting!


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10 Responses to Tinsel Tuesday: How to DIY a Yarn Ball Christmas Wreath (and use up leftover yarn)

  1. You are just full of great ideas! Doesn’t this wreath look festive for winter with the green, red, and white. Adding the knitting accessories really add some sparkle to the look. Thank you for sharing, Sharon!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank goodness lots of creative people share their ideas here, Angie — I could never do it all! I love these colors, too, and I keep thinking how pretty the wreath would be in different colors of white and cream, like a snowball wreath . . . One idea leads to another! Thanks, Angie. Happy crafting! Sharon

  2. Cool idea! My neighbor (&BFF) is a knitter and I know she will love this one! She just left yesterday for two weeks in Portugal but I will be showing her this when she gets back! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Sharon says:

      What a sweetheart you are to always think of your neighbor! Thank you for sharing this wreath with her. (I hope her trip is fabulous — think of the beautiful crafts she’ll find in Portugal!) Happy crafting, Barb. Sharon

  3. LisaM6 says:

    What. Cute cute idea. It would work for catcher hooks too.

    • Sharon says:

      Catcher hooks? That must be a knitting/crochet tool? I love the possibilities with this one — so many colors and textures of yarn, and like you said, different ways to embellish it, too. Thanks so much, Lisa. Sharon

  4. Katiria says:

    Ooo road trip!? I’m excited to hear all about it 🙂

  5. Anne Haun says:

    I love this yarn wreath and am definitely going to make one – thanks for sharing.

    • Sharon says:

      Yay! So happy to hear that. Do you knit or crochet? I think the wreath is a fun way to use up leftover yarn. Let me know how your Yarn Ball Wreath turns out. Happy crafting! Sharon

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