Sunday, November 24, 2013

A Thrifty, Homespun Christmas: Simple Yarn-Wrapped Holiday Wreath


Yarn-wrapped wreaths are one of my favorite crafts to do, especially during the holidays. They're easy to whip up while watching a Christmas flick and sipping cider. They're brainless, cheap and turn out lookin' super fancy and quirky. On Etsy or other specialty shops, these wreaths can range anywhere from $17- $50. But, you can make them yourself for just around eight bucks. Crafters will already have most of these items on hand.

What You'll Need
Foam Wreath (Got mine at Wal-Mart for $3.97)
Yarn (Had on hand; you can purchase at Wal-Mart for $2.40 and always keep your eyes peeled for sales!)
Holiday Accessories (Got mine at Dollar Tree for a buck!)
Tacky Glue
Hot Glue Gun and Glue (optional)
Scissors

Directions
1. Place a dot of glue at the top of your foam wreath.
2. Cut a manageable length of yarn (I like to wrap the yarn continuously around my hand until I have a large amount, cut, and begin from there).
3. Simply begin wrapping! I prefer applying a line of glue to ensure that the yarn stays in place. Wrap away, let your mind go wild with patterns and color combinations. Since I was using gold, glittery add-ons, I decided to keep my yarn simple and monochromatic.
4. Place your holiday add-ons where desired. For heavier add-ons, hot glue will work best when applying. For lighter add-ons, tacky glue will work fine. Let dry. Voila! 


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1 comment:

  1. This is cute and it looks really simple but it makes a world of difference. I love the colors you used too. Happy Monday!

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