Make a fun chunky yarn wreath that will look great in your home this winter.
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A wreath is an easy way to dress up your front door or a blank space over your mantle. You can purchase a wreath premade and ready to go. Or you can grab a few supplies and DIY a wreath on your own.
I am partial to decorating my front door for the season. Pretty pastels in Spring, bright colors in summer, orange and red in fall, and deeper hues for Christmas.
Then comes winter…
The rest of the front porch is gray and there is very little color in sight. Nothing is blooming and there is snow everywhere. So a fun wreath is a great way to dress up an otherwise blah space.
Find some of my favorite winter decor projects here.
Basic wreath supplies
One of the easiest ways to make a wreath is to start with a foam wreath form. You can find small basic forms at the dollar store. Or head to Joann for a wide selection of shapes and sizes.
For this winter wreath, I used a form that I had from a few years ago. It has some paint on it and is in rough shape. But it will serve the purpose and I don’t have to spend money on something new.
You’ll need some yarn to wrap around the wreath. This is an easy way to cover up a basic foam surface and your color options are endless. Scroll down for tips on choosing the right yarn.
Embellishments! These are all the cute items that adorn the wreath. In this case a small house and some trees. You could also use faux flowers, a snowman, snowflake ornaments, or anything else that catches your eye.
Post Christmas, look at your decorations and pick out a few that look wintery to use in a wreath.
Choosing a yarn
This is a chunky yarn wreath, meaning it’s made with thick chenille yarn. The size is actually called jumbo! This yarn is ideal for finger knitting or making cozy plush blankets.
Buy 1 skein here and you’ll only use half of it for this project. Save the rest and teach yourself how to knit this winter. Check out my friend Lynn over at Nourish and Nestle for all kinds of knitting tutorials.
Creating a house with Cricut
This winter wreath is decorated with colorful bottle brush trees and a little paper house. You could search for a small house ornament or purchase a wood piece and paint it.
I opted for a house cut with my Cricut. In Cricut Design Space find the image 3D house or #M95572F4 in Cricut Access. Size it appropriately for your wreath and send the file to your machine. You will need to cut and score a piece of cardstock.
Pull the paper off the mat and fold it along all the score lines. Then use a tape runner to turn this cut into a 3D house.
- Hot Glue
- Cricut Maker 3
Hot glue the end of the yarn to one spot on the wreath form. Then wrap the yarn around the entire wreath. Hold the wraps together so there are no spaces.
Hot glue the other end to the wreath once the entire form is wrapped.
Create a 3D paper house using a Cricut.
- In Cricut Design Space pull up 3D house #M95572F4, size appropriately and click Make it.
- Select On Mat and choose cardstock for the material.
- Place a piece of gray cardstock onto a mat and load it into the Cricut machine.
- Use a scoring tool and fine point blade to cut and score the paper.
- Pull the finished cut off the mat and fold all the score lines.
- Use a tape runner to assemble the house.
- Use hot glue to add the paper house and bottle brush trees to the wreath.
Add a loop of yarn to the back of the wreath for easy hanging.
This chunky yarn wreath for winter will hang on or near my front door through March. It’s a wintery white but has pops of color that are needed so much this time of year.
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What is on your front door this season? Will you try making this winter wreath?
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