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.
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.
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 . . .
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