Christmas Yarn Ball Wreath

It’s been a hand-made Christmas this year for me….well, decoration-wise anyway.  With a new house comes a craving for new decor.  So, inspired by Pinterest and my fellow bloggers (and a little bit of Martha Stewart!), I set out to create.  One project was a new wreath for our porch door.  I made a burlap fall wreath, but obviously it was time to replace that.  I found this cute little number on Pinterest, and decided to try to replicate it.

DIY Yarn Ball Wreath TutorialHere’s how I made my Yarn Ball Wreath:

I bought red and white yarn, and a spool of jute (twine), and a wreath form.  You’ll also need thick ribbon, scissors and hot glue.  I cut each page of the newspaper into quarters, and then crumpled them into balls.

DIY Yarn Ball Wreath Tutorial

DIY Yarn Ball Wreath TutorialI decided that the base of my wreath was going to be red, so I tied a knot around the wreath form at the seam and slowly wound the yarn around it, being careful not to overlap and to keep the yarn tight.

DIY Yarn Ball Wreath Tutorial

DIY Yarn Ball Wreath TutorialWhen I reached the end, I just tucked the yarn under….not very sturdy, but I’d be glueing on my ribbon holder on top, so it’s ok.

DIY Yarn Ball Wreath Tutorial

DIY Yarn Ball Wreath TutorialI secured one end of my ribbon where I had tucked the end of the yarn, using hot glue.  Do not secure the other end of the ribbon yet.

DIY Yarn Ball Wreath TutorialThen, with a second piece of ribbon, I formed a loop and hot glued it on top of the yarn and the already glued down part of the ribbon.

Then I took the first ribbon and wrapped it over the second loop and secured with hot glue.

DIY Yarn Ball Wreath TutorialMoving on to the yarn balls.  Just wrap them tightly around the newspaper balls.  You want the newspaper to be completely covered, and its ok that the balls are slightly different sizes.  I made about 22 of the red and white, and 8 of the twine.  Even though technically I am finished with my wreath, I still may go back and add some more balls to the sides and top to give it some more depth and bulk.  You can always add more, so I’d start with just 20 or so.  Find something good on TV because these take awhile!

DIY Yarn Ball Wreath Tutorial

DIY Yarn Ball Wreath TutorialJayna decided she wanted to help wrap some balls too…..I’m thinking her fine motor skills aren’t quite there yet, what do you think?

DIY Yarn Ball Wreath TutorialBut she was ok, she settled for naming her new baby “Yarnie” and toting it around with Pink Baby.

DIY Yarn Ball Wreath TutorialReady to glue on!

DIY Yarn Ball Wreath TutorialStart slowly, and layer as you go.  Remember that there is newspaper in the middle, so the balls can kind of be squished to fit where you need them.

DIY Yarn Ball Wreath Tutorial

DIY Yarn Ball Wreath TutorialTada!  Great, bright addition to our living room!  And because I only used red, white and natural colors in my yarn ball wreath, I feel like I can leave it up through the entire winter season…straight through Valentine’s Day!

DIY Yarn Ball Wreath TutorialSee on the left hand side where you can still see some of the red yarned wreath form?  That’s where I will probably end up adding a few more….you know, in my spare time!

DIY Yarn Ball Wreath Tutorial

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Comments

  1. Super cute! I was totally tempted to try one of these too after seeing it on Pinterest!

  2. Hahaha, important. Also, lovin’ Yarn Baby. That kid is so fun!!

  3. Hahaha, important. Also, lovin’ Yarn Baby. That kid is so fun!!

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