Inspired by a similar wreath I saw in Home Goods, this Shaggy Yarn Wreath will add charm to any window, mirror, room, or door. It is inexpensive and simple to make. You can use any color ribbon and yarn you like. The possibilities are endless.
The Shaggy Yarn Wreath in the above photo was made for a dear friend who giggles at a shaggy pillow I have in our family room. She calls it my Fraggle Rock pillow. I suppose she will call this her Fraggle Rock Wreath. Smile! For myself, I chose a basic red ribbon that can potentially stay up through Valentine’s Day or can be stored and used again next year. (photo at the bottom of this post)
Last weekend my husband insisted that we watch the entire Star Wars series in order; to see the new Star Wars, Rouge One, out of order. Smile?!?! I whipped out four of these cuties by the end of Star Wars: Episode IV, A New Hope.
…Sparkling friends, you are just a good movie away from this darling wreath.
Let’s Do This!
white spray paint (for the green wire wreath, this is optional depending on the color of yarn you choose)
60 yards of yarn (I used Yarn Bee, Astounding Metallic White. IT SPARKLES!)
Step One: Paint the green wire wreath. I painted mine white because I chose a light colored yarn. I didn’t want the green to show through. If you chose a darker yarn, skip this step.
Step Two: Cut the yarn into 8″ pieces. I recommend only cutting one skein of yarn and adding it to the wreath before cutting the second. How much you need will depend on the size of the wreath you choose to make. Using the 12″ wreath, I used 1 1/4 skeins. Tip: Avoid pulling the yarn tight when you cut it. It will shrink when you let it go causing your pieces to be different lengths.
Step Three: This step is a lot like making a latch hook rug without the sharp needle. Make a “u” with one strand of yarn keeping the two ends equal. Holding the curve of the “U” tuck the yarn under one line of the wire wreath pulling the two long ends through the curve into place. Take a look at the photos below to see how I did this. Cover the entire frame with yarn. Tip: Avoid pulling the yarn too tight.
Step Four: Trim your wreath to a desired length. Tie your bow into place. Add any embellishments you desire. (sugared berries, greenery, birds…)
That is it!
SPARKLE! SPARKLE! XX