Fall is one of my favorite seasons. The weather is gorgeous! It’s the time of year where I break out all my sweaters and scarves, and get to wear boots again. Fall is so cozy! I never really decorate for fall. I get so excited about Halloween that I usually skip early fall and then after Halloween I start making things for the holidays. But this year I decided I had to do something fallish and make a wreath for the front door. I fell in love with a skein of yarn at the craft store a while back, and just knew it would be perfect for a yarn wreath. I also got to use my ceramic owls that I picked up from the thrift store last year. It was a lot of fun to make!
Here’s What You Need:
*Yarn 1 skein
*Straw Wreath from the craft store
*Fake Birds or Owls
Step 1: Wrap Wreath- Tie the end of your yarn around your wreath snugly. Then start to wrap. Keep an even tension on the yarn as you go. Keep slidding wrapped yarn bunching it up together to keep it nice and thick. You don’t want to be able to see the straw underneath. I did not remove the plastic from the straw wreath. I believe this is probably easier than removing it and having to deal with bits of straw sticking to the yarn as you go. Wrap the yarn snugly all the way around the wreath, then when you are happy with it, cut the yarn off from the skein leaving room for tying. Make a nice tight knot and clip off the excess yarn. Now you have a perfectly wrapped wreath form.
Step 2: Add Felt Flowers and branch- Follow my tutorial for felt flowers here. You can use a plain branch from the yard, or you can glitter your branch by painting a thin layer of modge podge to your branch and pouring glitter over it. Once you have your branch to your liking trim it down to size and hot glue it inside your wreath opening. Next, glue your birds or owls to the branch using a generous amount of glue. Once your birds and branch are set, lay your wreath down on your table and lay out your felt flowers. Once you have a design you like, glue them all down one at a time with hot glue.
Step 3: Hang- Take a generous amount of ribbon, loop it through the top of your wreath and tie a bow above, leaving about 5-8″ between the top of the wreath and the bow. Snip off the ends of your ribbon where you like it. Hang and enjoy!
This wreath was a bit time-consuming, but really pretty easy. And I love how it turned out! My favorite thing about it is that my owls are double-sided, so when I pass by the front door, which has little windows, they are looking in at you. It’s really cute at night too! All in all not too shabby for my first fall craft. I hope you all enjoy this simple and fun DIY! And if you make a yarn wreath yourself share it with me on facebook. I’d love to see your creations!