Adult Crafts

Springtime Yarn Wreath

This year I want to add more pieces to the walls in my home. They’re quite bare and I want to change that. I don’t want generic pieces from the shops and unfortunately, I don’t have the budget for pieces from my favourite artists’. That leaves me with only one solution. I will make things myself.

My first craft of the year is this Springtime Yarn Wreath. I took inspiration from Dainty Diaries who made one at Christmas.

What You Need

Styrofoam Wreath – I picked mine up in Dealz, Art & Craft shops will have them too; Wool Glue/Glue Gun; Buttons or other embellishments; Fabric Scraps/Ribbon

What To Do

Start by deciding on a colour scheme. I wanted bright, spring feeling colours. I had picked up this gorgeous wool in Hickeys Home Focus and decided to use this as I love the colours in it.

Tie the wool around the wreath and secure with glue. I actually used glue dots for this.

Wrap the wool around the wreath, going the full way around 2-3 times. You want the wreath completely covered. This is the most time-consuming part of this project. It could actually be considered a very mindful task.

Once all the wool is around and no part of the styrofoam wreath can be seen, cut the ball away. Secure the loose wool with glue and leave to dry.

Now is the time to decide how you will decorate your wreath. I had some fabric scraps so made a simple flower – artistic license is very much at play here!

Next, I made a bow using some burlap ribbon and secured with a button.

The little heart-shaped buttons are beautiful, so I glued some more of them around the wreath.

To enable hanging the wreath, I made a loop with some more of the wool.

I am so pleased with the finished result. It is bringing me much joy. All too often I would have dismissed undertaking a task such as this. I would have said I wouldn’t be able, I wouldn’t have the patience or even the time. Not anymore, I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of creating this.

I hope you enjoyed reading and if you make one, please show me! Check out other crafts here.


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