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How To Make A Yarn Wrapped Wreath

Updated on November 4, 2014

Things I Love About This Project

  • Crafting Level: Easy
  • Super Affordable
  • Easy to Personalize
  • Can Be Made as Gift

Anyone who follows the online crafting world has seen the beautiful modern yarn wrapped wreaths on blogs, tutorials, and even other hubs. I decided to add my method to the mix with this quick tutorial. I chose to break it up into two steps that will teach you how to make the beautiful wreath shown above. I encourage you to try new methods and give the wreath your own personal touches, you cannot go wrong when crafting.

Step 1 Supplies

  • Styrofoam wreath (Can sometimes be found at the dollar store)
  • Yarn (I chose a multicolored one, but you can choose solid or even multiple solids)
  • Scissors

Wrapping Your Wreath

Begin by tying the free end of the yarn around a starting point of the wreath, leaving a short tail. Begin wrapping the wreath with the yarn by placing the entire spool of yarn through the middle of the wreath. I found this was easiest when you wrapped loosely several times, then pushed the wrapped pieces together. I have also seen other bloggers cut the circular wreath and then glue it back together when they were finished, but I didn't feel this was necessary. Keeping the wreath intact was not difficult if I didn't give the yarn too much slack and used the method described earlier.

Wrapping your wreath is the most time consuming part of the project but is easy to do while watching your favorite show or browsing Hubs! The picture right shows my wreath halfway through the wrapping process. If you run into problems of the yarn bunching, or the wraps getting out of order try twisting the yarn around the wreath to loosen or tighten.

When you have wrapped your wreath completely and have smoothed out any bumps. tie the yarn to the tail that we left it the beginning. After tying this knot tightly I wrapped they yarn around the knot and most of the tail several times and then tied a second knot before trimming off any excess. Now you have a beautiful fully wrapped wreath. You could leave it as is for a minimalist look, or move on two Step 2 to embellish your wreath.


Step 2 Supplies

  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Floral Wire Cutters
  • Buttons (or other embellishments)
  • Silk Flowers (you can also make felt, tissue or fabric flowers)


Always lay out the design of your embellishments before adhering them to be sure you'll be happy with your finished product!

Decorating Your Wreath

Step 2 is where your creativity can really be put to good use. The embellishments I chose were 2 orange/red silk flowers and 6 buttons that I already had on hand in my craft supplies. I encourage you to try out different ideas like felt or fabric flowers. You might even want to use chipboard or wooden letters to spell out "Welcome" or your last name.

To adhere the flowers I cut the stems off as close to the base as possible and applied hot glue to any spots that would come in contact with the wreath. Be sure to press down firmly and hold in place for several seconds to ensure they are secure. Repeat this with any other embellishments you wish to add.


This is my finished product, see right. I used a metal wreath hanger that I purchased at Walmart for about $2. I have also seen others use ribbon to hang theirs! Be creative, but most of all enjoy crafting! Love this wreath, but don't have the time to make it? Check out my Etsy store, link on profile. Or see Ebay results below.


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      Kay Mitchell 6 years ago from California

      Huntgoddess, Thank you fro sharing a great Charity with everyone.

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      Huntgoddess 6 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      Great writing ~ Great wreath design ~ Great photos ~~ Great organizing skills.

      You have some excellent talent, gal. It's nice to see you making the most of it.

      Just wanted to point out some places where you can also donate unwanted yarn:

      (They make knitted bears -- and help others make them --- for kids in Africa with AIDS.)

      Also, be sure to check out Ravelry dot com, for all things yarn-related. They're great!

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      Kay Mitchell 6 years ago from California

      Thank you trinidad, you can be creative too. this craft is easy peasy!

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      Trinidad Autobook 6 years ago

      Your very creative.. nice job.

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      Kay Mitchell 6 years ago from California

      Thank you again for all of my congrats. And thank you everyone for enjoying my Hub. :)

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      bloggering 6 years ago from Southern California

      Well done hub and easy to follow. Good luck with Etsy!

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      Aceblogs 6 years ago from India

      Spellbound i am , what a nice creative work there by you. I am certainly going to make this one this x-mas and also convey the idea to my friends . Also congratulations for the HUB OF THE DAY !

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      johncimble 6 years ago from Bangkok

      this is very nice! thanks for sharing :)

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      Danette Watt 6 years ago from Illinois

      I miss doing crafty things - just don't have the time any more. But this looks cute, quick and easy. Congratulations on Hub of the Day.

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      TattooKitty 6 years ago from Hawaii

      Great craft- super easy and very eye-catching! Thanks for the fantastic idea and kudos on being the Hub of the Day!!

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      JS Matthew 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Congrats on the Hub of the Day! This is very cool. You could change the colors of the yarn to make seasonal wreaths. What an awesome idea! Voting up and sharing!


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      Kay Mitchell 6 years ago from California

      Thank you everyone for all the congrats and the compliments! I love these wreaths, and have two (including the one you see here) for sale in my Etsy store! (Link in Profile) I am so grateful to have this Hub as Hub Of The Day!

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      Marlene Bertrand 6 years ago from USA

      This is a beautiful wreath. It's easy, so it's the kind of project I am interested in doing. I'm heading for Michael's this weekend! Thank you for the wonderful instructions.

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      Julie S Ross 6 years ago from Irvine, California

      I like it. I am going to try it and make one soon. Thanks.

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      xtinak 6 years ago from LA LA Land

      great hub! it's beautiful!

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      India Arnold 6 years ago from Northern, California

      This is really cute! The directions are so easy even I could mange this yarn wreath. We have a ton of extra yarn laying around from afghans, and this looks to be the perfect use for it! Great job here, and congrats on Hub of the Day!



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      Sondra 6 years ago from Neverland

      This is absolutely adorable! I love that I can make one for each holiday AND it looks sturdy. Since I live in the woods I never know what will land on/perch on/or jump at my wreath. This will be a great craft to do with my kids when colder weather settles in soon.

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      Michael S. 6 years ago from Winston-Salem, NC

      Great idea! I might do this with my nieces and nephews for the upcoming holidays. Thanks!

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      Carrie Smith 6 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      This is really cute and your explanation looks like it's easy enough for me to be able to do it. Congratulations on being the Hub of the Day!

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      september girl 6 years ago

      Very nice! I love your creativity! : ) Voted this up, useful as well as interesting. Thanks...think I will bookmark it for reference now.

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      Kristin Trapp 6 years ago from Illinois

      This is really pretty and so simple and inexpensive to make. I can't wait to get to the craft store and get the needed supplies. Thanks - this is a well-deserved hub of the day.

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      marellen 6 years ago

      Congrats on being Hub of the day and what a cute wreath. I'm thinking of all kinds of colors and embellishments that can be added for that special flair. Thanks for sharing this project with us.

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      Kay Mitchell 6 years ago from California

      Wow, First off I am so so excited to be hub of the day. I woke up and had an itching feeling to check my email before I even had my coffee ready (which is a huge deal for me as a coffee addict) and was surprised to see how much more flooded my email was with hubpage comments. Now I know why and I couldn't be more proud and grateful.

      I would love to reply to all of your comments individually, but a BIG THANK YOU to everyone!!

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      Cynthia B Turner 6 years ago from Georgia

      Congrats on Hub of the Day. I love the wreath idea for Christmas and for Halloween. My door needed something for Halloween, now I have it. Thank you!

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      saddlerider1 6 years ago

      Congratulations for Hub of the day. What a crafty reminder of Christmas that will soon be hanging and knocking at our doors. Lovely wreath, great work.

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      Kristen Burns-Darling 6 years ago from Orange County, California

      Very nice indeed! I am only part-time crafty, in other words, I tend to start craft projects, but when they take too long, or something distracts me from them, they go into my craft box, and tend to never get finished...this one is so simple and (I think) can be so quickly done, that I think I shall attempt one....Probably won't even require a trip to Joann's as I think that the supplies are probably already in my abandoned projects box....Thanks for a great idea! and Congratulations on your Hub of the Day and on a well-done Hub! Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting!

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      moonlake 6 years ago from America

      Nice hub. Your so crafty. I love crafts. Good Job. Voted up and congrats on hub of the day.

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      Cindy A. Johnson 6 years ago from Sevierville, TN

      I just love this. My crafty mom was talking the other day about what to make me for Christmas. I think this is the perfect thing. Thanks for the instructions. Voted up and useful.

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      SJmorningsun25 6 years ago

      That's a beautiful wreath! Thanks for sharing your method. I've got so much random extra yarn, I may give it a shot . . . voted up, useful, and interesting! And congrats on the Hub of the Day.

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      Bail Up ! 6 years ago

      Such a great idea, and easy and inexpensive to make. Thanks for sharing a simple project some of us craft challenged folk can attempt :)

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      Marissa 6 years ago from United States

      Congrats on the Hub of the Day! I love this project. It's so simple yet so pretty. I'll be using this idea to decorate this year. Voted up and sharing!

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      Deni Edwards 6 years ago from california

      Great idea. Now maybe I can use up some of my old yarn that is no longer sold in stores and that I don't have enough of for a project!


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      nikitha p 6 years ago from India

      Great hub, thanks for sharing.

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      Gypsy48 6 years ago

      That wreath is beautiful. I will have to make one. The color choices are endless. Congrats on hub of the day:)

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      asmaiftikhar 6 years ago from Pakistan

      dear that is really a useful and beautiful cute hub.keeep it up!

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      Dora Weithers 6 years ago from The Caribbean

      Congratulations! Voted Up and USEFUL. Very beautiful wreath.

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Simple and cute wreath! Congrats on Hub of the Day!

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Simple and cute wreath! Congrats on Hub of the Day!

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      lady rain 6 years ago from Australia

      This looks so cool, can't wait to make one or maybe more for Christmas. Thanks for sharing!

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      Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

      This is so cute, and a craft that's DEFINITELY on my level! I should make one! Thanks for the great guide :D

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      Kay Mitchell 6 years ago from California

      your welcome randomcreative. Thanks for reading. :)

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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Great idea and so simple. Thanks for sharing!

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      Kay Mitchell 6 years ago from California

      missstefanyhubs; no need to wait for Christmas, make a Halloween themed wreath. :)

      DIYweddingplanner; oh yes, I knew were were DIY twins as soon as I saw all of the gorgeous Mason Jars on a recent HUB.

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      DIYweddingplanner 6 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      You are a girl after my own heart! I love this thing! And I would add some yarn flowers or yarn balls for decorations. Very cool, my DIY twin!

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      missstefanyhubs 6 years ago

      Wow!! This wreath looks very nice! Will try one this Christmas season!! :)