A Pretty Yarn Wreath

You all have seen them around, love them, and have probably made one yourself already.  The beloved yarn wreaths.

I wanted to make one for Fall, but it turns out this wreath will pretty much match our house year-round without looking too Fall-y, so that’s a bonus.

It’s so simple to make one, but I’ll still go through the brief tutorial for ya.

First, buy your yarn and a wreath form.

You can use just one color, 2 colors, or multiple colors. Whatever floats your boat.  For this one I chose a mustardy yarn color (endorsed by Ms. Vanna herself), and a yarn that was a brown/cream mix. And I bought the yarn at Hobby Lobby. I already had the spare wreath form.

Then since I was kind of making a “design” with mine, I marked where I wanted the different colors to be with a Sharpie, so they would all come out even.

And that method worked pretty well actually!

Then use a dab of hot glue on the back for your first piece and just wrap and wrap, and wrap some more.  It took me a while. Maybe 2 or 3 hours?  But I was doing it off and on so that’s probably why.  And because my hand hurt.

Here she is all wrapped up (at night).

Then all you have to do is add a few embellishments…

And you’re done!

Isn’t it cute?!  I just used a bit of hot glue to hang it on my new antique old window that I recently found.  It lives on the mantel, which I’m still working on for Fall, but it’s lookin’ good and can’t wait to show y’all!

*Update* To see the yarn wreath on the Fall mantel click here.

So tell me, have you made a yarn wreath yet?  Do you love them?  If you’ve made one and blogged about it already, feel free to post the link in the comment section.  And don’t worry if it doesn’t show up right away–If there are too many links it thinks it’s spammy, but I’ll un-spam it. :)

Sharing this post at Nester’s Wreath PartyTransformation Thursday, Show and Stare Day, Between Naps on the Porch, Sarah’s Before and After Party, Tip Junkie and Shabby Nest Frugal Friday. Also sharing this post at The Inspired Room’s Fall Nesting Party and Hooked on Houses Fall Party.



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  1. That is gorgeous! I have seen several around blogland. I so need to give this a try. Thanks for the tutorial. Can’t wait to see your mantel!!

  2. I have been looking for just the right fall wreath for this coming season. I think you just inspired me! Love it!

  3. Beautiful!! Love the colors!

  4. Well, isn’t she just lovely! I love it! Glad I’m not the only one who works on crafts at night…lol. Sometimes it’s the only time we have right? Tootles, Kathryn

  5. This is a cute idea – I think I will do it for my front door today (:

  6. I LOVE this wreath! I am totally going to copy cat…on my way to Joann…:)

  7. This is so pretty. love how you added the accents. Here’s one I made for the summer: http://lifewiththeanthonys.blogspot.com/2011/07/summer-yarn-wreath.html

    Would definitely do it again. I love how it came out.

    • Haha, so funny we both thought it was worth mentioning our Vanna White in our posts! I never would have thought she would have some yarn.

      But anyway, yours is adorable!

  8. Your wreath is beautiful! I’ve never made a yarn wreath (not very crafty, you see), but I think I’ll give this one a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Love love the colors. Gorgeous! I might have to try two smaller wreaths to go on my old windows in my guest bedroom.

  10. Love it. Right on time for fall.

  11. It’s gorgeous! I love the colors and the embellishments you added are the perfect touch! Thanks for sharing! I can’t wait for the wreath party on Monday to get some inspiration!

  12. Adorable! I might just do this for fall, my front door looks naked!

  13. LOVE it!! I’m gonna use my 40% off coupon to get a wreath now! :)

  14. LOVE it ! I’ve thought about doing this several times, but always gave up on the idea of all that wrapping ! I think you’ve inspired me to go for it !!!!

    Thanks for sharing,


  15. Beautiful wreath! I’m going to make one for my house in different colors!

  16. i love this! very pretty and clever!!

  17. ok now that is just adorable!!! I LOVE IT! and the colors are perfect. ok question: did you just hold the entire skein of yarn in one hand and start wrapping or did you unwind the yard first? does that make sense? i need visuals- Im a visual gal! LOL

  18. I’ve seen a TON of yarn wreathes, but this is by far my favorite! Awesome awesome job!

  19. Oooh. I love a good yarn wreath, Emily! It looks so fuzzy and warm… makes me want fall to get here fast! The yellow and brown/gray is so pretty.

  20. Love it! I love the colors that you chose and the embellishments are perfect! Great job!!

  21. Simply stunning! I’ll be visiting more often for great crafts!

  22. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love your color choices & embellishment. Simple, chic, perfect! I wanna make one now too :)

  23. Very cute, I picked up some supplies to make my own today:) I have a few questions…1. How did you attach the floral pieces? Did you hot glue them to the front? Tie them with ribbon around the back? Or place the stems on the wreath and then wrap yarn around them to keep them in place? I’m sure there are multiple ways to do it, but I thought I’d ask before I start!!
    2. Where did you find the yellowish-jewel-looking things? I found some fun items, but wanted to add a little “bling” type stuff and could find any at Michael’s or Stein’s (a floral/garden center we have here in WI). Please help:)

    • Hey Alyssa, I actually hot glued them on. Just a little though so I could remove later if I want. But you could also use some floral wire and attach them that way also where it ties in the back. Then that way you could always change out the embellishments if you want.

      I found all of it at Hobby Lobby. I found those beaded wire things on one of their Fall aisles.

      Hope that helps!

  24. So pretty! I love those colors. I also adore the idea of hanging it on an old window! Cute, cute, cute! Just found your blog via a retweet on twitter…..gotta go look around! Thanks for sharing!

  25. It is adorable! Love the colors. It looks great on that old window. Which I love by the way :)

  26. ive seen these around and i must say..this is my absolute favorite!!! this is stunning, just so lovely! enjoy it for the fall season and thank you for the inspiration :) this really gets my creative juices flowing!

  27. Your yarn wreath is just darling~ I love the mix of yarns that you used and it is just perfect on the shabby old window!! Stopping by from Shabby Nest today~ would love for you to come share at Feathered Nest Friday at my blog sometime too! Have a great weekend! :)

  28. Gorgeous!!! I LOVE IT!!!! Awesome!

  29. Nope! I have never made a yarn wreath before! This is so pretty and simple
    ! I will have to make this one. This I can put on our door without scratching it. My husband always took my wreath down because it was scratching our door whenever it’s too windy outside. :-)

    Thanks for sharing!

  30. Very pretty! I like your embellishments. I made a yarn wreath today for The Nester link party next week! So easy and inexpensive.

  31. What a gorgeous wreath! Love all your creations!

  32. Love it! and your fancy photography!!!

    how’d the sales pitch go today?!!?

  33. VERY pretty! Love the colors, and the texture is just fabulous. So so pretty. :)

  34. Just pinned this!!! I would love it if you come link this up at Scrappy Saturdays @ candacecreations.blogspot.com

  35. Your wreath is beautiful! I love the yellow, it’s cheerful and inviting.

  36. Your wreath is so so pretty! I love yarn wreaths so much!

  37. So pretty – I really like the additions of the pretty beads and flower!

  38. Swoon! I haven’t made a yarn wreath, but something tells me they are in my future. So glad Nester had this party!

    xoxo michele

  39. What a pretty wreath! I love the colors and love the embellishments.

    Visiting from Met Monday. Have a great weekend!

  40. love the wreath and LOVE those colors. Great project.

  41. thank you , for sharing with us…

  42. Love it! I think I’m going to make one of these for Fall and Halloween! :).

    You should do a tutorial for how to make a big evergreen wreath for Christmas time..

  43. I loved this project and HAD to make one for our home here in Houston.. I couldn’t resist that mustard yellow yarn that you used so I bought the same one and used a different wheat colored one for the pattern.. Here is is! http://jeanettehanna.blogspot.com/2011/09/labor-day-extravaganza.html

  44. This is BY FAR one of the best yarn wreaths I’ve seen! I love the yarn, the jeweled flowers, all of it! I’m actually feeling inspired to make my very first yarn wreath now. Thanks for the inspiration!

  45. This is so gorgeous. I totally want to make one. It doesn’t look like it is too difficult. LOVE the colors.

  46. This is such a creative idea! I want to try this really soon and I would love for you to share this at my new link party!



  47. Your wreath was my absolute favorite yarn wreath I’ve seen, so I used it as the inspiration for mine! I finally finished it last night (I’d been itching to do it since I read your post!) and love how it turned out! I blogged about it here: http://theluckiestinlove.blogspot.com/2011/09/couple-new-wreaths.html

    Love your blog and all of the inspiration you offer!!

  48. LOVE IT!!! It’s fabulous! I have to agree with everyone! THIS is my favorite yarn wreath! It’s GORGEOUS!

  49. Was looking for so long for a fallish wreath that was easy to do and looks great, finally found it. Iam from Toronto, Canada. I couldnt find the straw wreath that was wrapped in plastic in Micheals here. Where did you get the wreath in US, Travelling to Detriot this weekend and thought I’ll swing by Hobby Lobby if that’s were you got it.

  50. Absolutely adorable!! I love it

  51. LOVE your wreath design – the colors are great for Fall! It was so inspiring that I added it to my Autumn Wreath Roundup post. Here’s the link: http://www.sasinteriors.net/2011/09/15-inspiring-autumn-wreaths/

    I’m a new follower too!
    xo Jenna

  52. This looks fantastic!! Love your choice of colors and extra touches-can’t wait to make one for our house!! Thanks for such a great tutorial!! I’m one of your newest followers!!

  53. Love it!
    Did you unwrap the wreath from the clear wrap before you put the yarn on?

  54. Adore the yellow and warm cozy neutral tones of this. Simple, quick and cute project.

  55. Love this wreath and I am going to make it. I found the yellow yarn at Hobby Lobby but I need to know the exact color of the other yarn you used. I couldn’t decide which one it was…so I didn’t buy one! Do you still have that information? Thanks! p.s. the vanna white one color is “mustard”, right? Sorry I am crazy un-crafty so I have to try and get it as close as possible.

  56. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!! So gonna make this wreath for my front door! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  57. Hi love yarn wreaths. I am about to make mine for the fall but I made my first yarn wreath last Christmas. I didn’t have my blog yet, but I made a YouTube video about it if you want to check it out.


    I love your window you found. I can’t find one so I have asked my husband to make me one and I will have to figure out to give it that distressed look.

    Thanks! Love your work! – Shelly

  58. how did you attach the flower and the sprigs?

  59. Do you think adding batting to the form first, would make the wreath look more substantial? I want mine too look meatier w/o wasting yarn. Thanks for the help in advance!! Thx for the tutorial by the way!

  60. I every time spent my half an hour to read this weblog’s content daily along with
    a mug of coffee.


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