Last night I made a sweet yellow and gray yarn wrapped wreath for a birthday present. With Mother's Day just around the corner, I wanted to share this tutorial with you! Before we get started, please excuse the quality of the photos, as I was making the wreath LATE last night! :)
- Skein of yarn (nothing fancy- I bought mine at WalMart)
- Foam wreath (I used a 12" form- purchased at JoAnn's with a coupon!)
- Felt for assorted flowers
- Ribbon for hanging (optional)
- Glue gun
1. Where the wreath connects, glue down a small portion of yarn with the glue gun.
2. Continue to wrap the yarn around the wreath.
3. Once you've wrapped the wreath 7-10 times, slide the yarn to the left, towards your starting point. Wrapping and sliding the yarn will give your wreath the messy look! :)
4. When the entire wreath is wrapped, trim the last piece of yarn, and glue onto the wreath. (Easy enough- right?)
5. I made two types of flowers for my wreath. I used Mrs. Priss' tutorial for the white pom pom flowers, and I'll show you how to make the yellow and light gray flowers. The photos below are for the 'big' yellow flower. First, cut 8-9 freehand circles (they don't have to be perfect). Just remember, the larger the circles, the larger the flower. Second, cut a circle for the base of the flower (1.5 - 2").
6. Fold the first circle in half, and then half again.
7. After the circle is folded, trim off a snippet from the base, so that the flower now has a flat bottom.
8. With the glue gun, adhere the bottom of the flower petal to the base of the flower. Start with placing petals around the outside of the base, and fill the center of the flower as needed. Note- you may need more than 8-9 circles to fill the entire flower, depending on the size of your circles and placement of petals.
9. With the glue gun, randomly place the flowers on the yarn wrapped wreath. If you're a planner like I am, you can tentatively place the flowers with a sewing pin in the middle of the flowers, until you're happy with the placement. When you're ready to commit, remove the sewing pin and glue the flowers to the wreath. Note- If for some reason you're not satisfied with the placement of the flowers after they're glued in place, gently rotate the yarn (under your flowers) to one side or the other, by doing so you'll be able to manipulate the placement of your flowers- woo hoo!
10. Step back and admire your work!!! :)