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An Illustrated Guide to Wreath Making

Updated on October 9, 2012
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A Pinterest Project Comes to Life

We all know it.

The best ideas are inspired by Pinterest.

It's hard to admit. But I did it.

When I advertise "DIY" or other crafty tags, the world should know that the idea has been viewed by hundreds, if not thousands of other pinners just like me, all of us with the grand intentions of someday completing the craft, and yet, there are few ideas which spawn life.

This is one such idea.

What You'll Need

To complete my version of the winter wreath, gather:

  • 3-9 styrofoam balls from your local craft store-- choose a variety of sizes for a fun look.
  • 1 styrofoam wreath-- any size you want.
  • 3-7 colors of yarn
  • Craft glue
  • 1 decorative ornament or embellishment
  • 1 spool of thick ribbon


This is the finished product-- see below for instructions on how to make this!
This is the finished product-- see below for instructions on how to make this!

How to Complete your Wreath

To make the holiday wreath, simply wrap the styrofoam wreath in yarn color of your choice. I used white because I wanted this to reflect a winter wonderland vibe. Glue the back periodically to make sure it stays well.

Then wrap several stryofoam balls (you know, the kind we all used for the solar system experiments when we were in grade school) in other colors of yarn. I used neutral colors because I have big plan for a very colorful spring wreath, coming soon! But you could use a variety of purples, red, navy blues, ooooh the possibilities!

Use hot glue to attach the balls to the wreath. You can place them all around the wreath, or bundle them in one corner like I did.

I then added embellishments, like the acorns I found in my yard and the shiny snowflake ornament-- it was irresistible to ad some bling! To hang I simply used a ribbon and hot glue.

Other Options

Why limit this fun and easy wreath project to winter? Here are some ways to vary the personality of this project:

  1. Use different colors to reflect the season. Red-yellow-orange for Fall. Dark blues for early Springs, pastels for late Spring. YAY colors!
  2. Use different shapes to wrap. For example, you might buy a cardboard capital letter of your last name and wrap that with yarn, attaching it to the wreath the same way you did the styrofoam balls.
  3. Use different materials. For a more polished look, use ribbon instead of yarn. For a more rustic look, use hemp rope.

Essentially, just enjoy the possibilities! Happy crafting!

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    • Jamie Brock profile image

      Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

      I love your wreath.. it's super cute and I appreciate the tutorial too! I love the other embellishment options you shared.. especially the one about wrapping letters with yarn for the wreath. I'm going to have to give this a try sometime :) Voting up, useful and sharing!