Hey guys! Today for bike week I am going to share a fun summer wreath with you all. A few weeks ago, I was browsing through TinyThingsAreCute.com and I happened upon this little plastic red bike cake topper. It was so adorable I knew it would make a fun centerpiece for my summer wreath. As some of you may have noticed, I am a little loco for yarn wreaths! I LOVE em’! And every season I have to make at least one, or I’m not satisfied. Yarn wreaths are fun to make and really fairly simple. All you need is some lovely yarn, some felt flowers, and a few embellishments and you are set!
Here’s What You Need:
*Medium Straw Wreath Form
*One to Two Skeins of Chunky Yarn
*Felt Flowers (see tutorial for them here)
*Little Plastic toy bike ( I bought mine here)
*Hot Glue gun and glue
The first thing you will do is wrap your wreath. Tie one end of your yarn to your wreath form and start wrapping. Wrapping is the longest part, but it is pretty easy and you can make it go by faster if you do it while watching a movie or tv. Wrap firmly around and slide the strands of yarn together tightly so they are squished together and you can’t see any of the straw form behind. Once you are finished wrapping cut your yarn and glue the end down. After I wrap my wreath I like to add my centerpiece. Glue down your mini bike to the inside bottom of your wreath. Now if you are using flower pics like the little yellow and white stamens that I have you will need to glue those down before the felt flowers. Decide where you want your flower clusters. Glue down your picks first, and then start glueing your felt flowers. Start with a few large ones and then add smaller ones in to fill the space. Glue a little flower next to your bicycle. Once you have all your flowers glued down you are ready to add a ribbon. Cut a long length of ribbon and loop it under the top of your wreath. Tie a bow about 3-4 inches above your wreath form. Now hang your wreath from the bow on your door and enjoy!
I just adore my little bike wreath! It looks so bright and fun hanging on the front door. The best thing about yarn wreaths is that they are so versatile, you can customize them to your style and taste just by switching up colors and textures. I hope some of you will give this one a try! I’ll be back Thursday with another fun DIY. Until then…