Try a modern approach to the traditional holiday wreath with our inexpensive DIY yarn wreath. It’s so easy the kids will want to make their own version!
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How to make a DIY yarn wreath
- [url href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0018N41J4/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0018N41J4&linkCode=as2&tag=chery01-20″ target=”_blank” title=”Styrofoam Wreath”]Styrofoam wreath[/url] 12″ (use a smooth, rounded foam to wrap yarn more easily)
- 1 skein yarn
- 250 count box toothpicks
- [url href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001685PEQ/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B001685PEQ&linkCode=as2&tag=chery01-20″ target=”_blank” title=”Styrofoam Balls”]Styrofoam balls[/url] (2″, 3″)
- flat spray paint
- 1 sheet felt
- hot glue gun
- [url href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007G5T02Q/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B007G5T02Q&linkCode=as2&tag=chery01-20″ target=”_blank” title=”Burlap Wired Ribbon”]burlap wired ribbon[/url], 4″
- decorative floral stem pieces
- Wrap yarn around wreath one time and secure with knot.
- Wrap entire wreath with yarn until foam is completely covered. Secure with knot when finished and trim excess strings if needed.
- Cut foam balls in half with sharp knife.
- Place flat side down on felt and trace with a permanent marker.
- Cut out felt (backing balls with felt helps secure the toothpicks and mask imperfections) and drizzle hot glue onto felt circles.
- Attach felt to flat side of each ball, let dry.
- Cut toothpicks in half with scissors or yard clippers.
- Poke toothpick, cut end first, into round part of Styrofoam balls.
- Cover densely with toothpicks (keep a little space between toothpicks so foam keeps them in place). Repeat for all balls.
- Place balls, toothpick side up, in bottom of cardboard box or on drop cloth.
- Spray paint, let dry. Apply 2nd coat of paint.
- Dust with glitter while paint is still wet, rotating ball for even coverage and let dry.
- Arrange balls on wreath and hot glue in place.
- Add decorative floral stem pieces.
- Cut ribbon to desired length and loop around top of wreath.
- Hot glue cut ends of ribbon together in back or tie bow.