So about 2 months ago, I was on a big wreath-making kick. I'd seen a lot of yarn wrapped wreaths on pinterest, and just thought that they looked so pretty and simple to do, so I set out to make a few myself. If you look up "yarn wreath" you will find sooo many pretty ideas to try, it is unreal
The base for the wreath is just one of those compacted straw wreath forms that you find in a craft store, next to the grapevine wreath forms. You could probably use styrofoam for a base too, but I used the straw one because it was on sale and the cheapest!
Next, I went for the yarn section. I went for a thicker, more "fluffy" yarn...I think that I used Bernat's "roving" yarn. If you use really thin yarn, you run the risk of being able to see your wreath through the yarn if there is a little gap, plus you'll have to wrap that baby about a million times to cover it all!
One thing of yarn made about 2.5 wreaths...which meant that I had to go back for more yarn to finish the 1/2 wreath that I had already started when I ran out. And then, while I was there, I got another yarn color, which would take me another 2.5 wreaths...and there you can see the vicious yarn cycle that I suddenly became trapped in. There were sooo many colors to choose from, it's almost like an addiction!
BUT, I digress! So after I had my wreaths wrapped, then came the fun part of decorating them. I had made some pink felt flowers a while back...and initially had the idea of doing a whole wreath with them, but after making 3 flowers over the course of 1.5 hours, quickly decided that this was not how I wanted to spend my free time, just to complete 1 wreath :). So, yarn wreath base + pink felt flowers + feather accents = ta-da!
It's cute because our front door is a dark grey, and the light-colored wreath is really visible from the road. And I'm a sucker for pink...much to my husband's dismay ;)
The wreath that I currently have hanging on our front door uses peacock feathers though. I got the feathers at Hobby Lobby for 50%, so each one was only $1. The feathers were another "I'll-buy-these-now-even-though-I-don't-know-what-I'm-going-to-do-with-them-yet" kind of purchase. The best part is, I didn't even have to glue the feathers on! I used those straight pins that you would use for sewing and attached the feathers that way by angling the pins so that they formed a little "x" bridge over the feather. Sooo easy, and that way I could rearrange the feathers later on...or take them off altogether, if peacock feathers are too big of a committment ;)
Unfortunately, because our door is so dark, this wreath doesn't stick out as much as the first one, but it works for right now. I might bring it inside for the holiday season and "force" myself to make another Christmas-y wreath...ha, as if it would be a burden to break out Mr. Glue Gun again.
So, there you go! Two really easy wreath ideas, both using a yarn-wrapped base. I'm sure that you will be seeing more of these from me in the future!