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

DIY yarn wreath instructions
  • [url href=”″ 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=”″ target=”_blank” title=”Styrofoam Balls”]Styrofoam balls[/url] (2″, 3″)
  • flat spray paint
  • 1 sheet felt
  • glitter
  • hot glue gun
  • [url href=”″ target=”_blank” title=”Burlap Wired Ribbon”]burlap wired ribbon[/url], 4″
  • decorative floral stem pieces
  1. Wrap yarn around wreath one time and secure with knot.
  2. Wrap entire wreath with yarn until foam is completely covered. Secure with knot when finished and trim excess strings if needed.
toothpick balls
  1. Cut foam balls in half with sharp knife.
  2. Place flat side down on felt and trace with a permanent marker.
  3. Cut out felt (backing balls with felt helps secure the toothpicks and mask imperfections) and drizzle hot glue onto felt circles.
  4. Attach felt to flat side of each ball, let dry.
  5. Cut toothpicks in half with scissors or yard clippers.
  6. Poke toothpick, cut end first, into round part of Styrofoam balls.
  7. Cover densely with toothpicks (keep a little space between toothpicks so foam keeps them in place). Repeat for all balls.
  8. Place balls, toothpick side up, in bottom of cardboard box or on drop cloth.
  9. Spray paint, let dry. Apply 2nd coat of paint.
  10. Dust with glitter while paint is still wet, rotating ball for even coverage and let dry.
  1. Arrange balls on wreath and hot glue in place.
  2. Add decorative floral stem pieces.
  3. Cut ribbon to desired length and loop around top of wreath.
  4. Hot glue cut ends of ribbon together in back or tie bow.
Change up the yarn or felt color according to the particular holiday.


DIY yarn wreath with toothpick ornaments