Yarn Wreath Madness Continues

I have a confession:  I just can’t seem to step away from the yarn.  I want to stop.  I need to stop.  My front door is begging me to stop.  I keep saying: “this will be my last yarn wreath” and then I make another.  This time, it was a Christmas wreath. Oh, and a Styrofoam wreath form (it was on sale and I now know why!)

This one started like most of my wreathes (at least recently) do. A form + a ball of yarn + a knot.

Then, I wrap and wrap and wrap.  Only this one was much more difficult.  The yarn kept sticking to the Styrofoam which (honestly) sucked.  But, I kept wrapping…

When I was tired of wrapping, I stopped to think about what I was going to do to the wreath.  Obviously, I wasn’t planning to just stick a wreath form wrapped in yarn out on the door.  I cruised around the web and saw all kinds of amazing wreaths!  Some had felt flowers, some had beads, and some had very intricate scenes on them.  I headed over to my craft room (a.k.a the basement) and took a look at what I had: random wood forms and scrapbook paper.

Oh, and clearly a ghost that was casting a shadow on my table.  Yikes!
I traced the little wooden shapes onto the back of the scrapbook paper and hit them with some scissors.

I also painted the backs and sides of the shapes since some of that might be visible on my wreath.  I picked silver because it pulled out the little silver threads that were woven into my yarn. I used their little wooden brothers to keep them off the paper so they wouldn’t stick while drying.

Next, it was Mod Podge time!  I picked outdoor mod podge since my wreath would be handing outside. I brushed a layer of mod podge onto the wooden shape and stuck the scrapbook paper onto it.  Then, I brushed a layer on the top of the scrapbook paper.

Once the mod podge was all dry, I laid out the pieces on the wreath to determine how I wanted them to be placed.
With the placement decided, I grabbed the hot glue gun and my little wooden buttons.  I glued buttons onto the back of the snowman and the oval piece.  I left the other two pieces with the plan flat backs.  Then, starting with the Christmas tree, I hot glue each piece down.

Merry Christmas!

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Comments

  1. Don’t stop – I love it!

  2. very cute!

  3. I love it!!
    P.S. I have a giveaway going on. Come over and check it out.

    Jamie
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

  4. I love wreaths from yarn. So fun! Your Christmas one is so pretty! I’d love for you to link this up to my Christmas Linky Carnival.
    http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/2011/11/homemade-in-december-link-carnival.html

  5. I love yarn too… This wreath is so simple and gorgeous. I love it. Stopping by from Whatever goes wednesday. I am now your newest GFC follower. Hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and follow back if you would like :)

    ~MiaB
    http://www.mamamiasheart2heart.com

  6. What an awesome wreath!! I have never made a yarn wreath…I think I have to try it now!! Thanks so much for linking up today!!

  7. That is super cute! I’ve been wanting to make a yarn wrapped wreath for a while and yours is adorable!!
    I’m your newest follower, love the blog.

  8. Ha! I love the title of this post….b/c I too have acquired some of the yarn wreath madness too! Would you please share this with our readers for our Fun Stuff Fridays linky party? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2011/12/fun-stuff-fridays-3.html

  9. so cute! Just found this! would love for you to come over and link up to my holiday wreath party! http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/2011/12/joyful-jars-and-wreaths.html