We Three Wreaths ~ #1

Back in the fall, I visited a friend and saw her adorable fall colored yarn wrapped wreath. Her wreath inspired me to craft my own wreaths for the Christmas season, and that sparked my vision for our holiday mantel.  After seeing her wreath and falling in love with it, I knew that I wanted to include a yarn wreath in the trio that would anchor our mantel.

3 wreaths

I started doing Pinterest research, and found out that the yarn wreaths are quite popular. There are many tutorials and examples out there, but here is my version

red & silver yarn wreath

I started with:      •  An 8” foam floral ring      •  Yarn (red & silver)      •  Felt (red, white, & silver)      •  Stapler & staples      •  Hot glue gun & glue sticks

My first step was to wrap the floral ring with the yarn.  To get started, I simply stapled the red and silver ends of the yarn to the ring.

I then wrapped and wrapped and wrapped the yarn around the ring to cover up all of the green.  I let the yarn take on a pattern of its own while I was wrapping.  I also overlapped some of the yarn strands to add some interest and depth to the wreath.

My next step was to add the rosette embellishments.  Here is a picture of the supplies I used: 3 colors of felt and 3 round objects to use as sizing guides (2 ribbon spools and 1 glass).  You can also see my first attempt at making a rosette.

The rosettes are actually quite easy to make:

Step 1: Cut a circle out of felt and create wavy edges around your circle.

Step 2: Start on an outside edge of your wavy circle and cut to the middle to form a continuous spiral through the circle.  Leave a little bit at the end because you will use that piece to glue the rosette together.

Step 3:  Take the outside point where you starting cutting and wrap the felt around itself to create the rosette.

You can wrap the felt tightly or loosely to give different effects to your rosette.

Step 4:  Hot glue the rosette together on the underneath side using the little piece you left while cutting the spiral.

I made 5 rosettes and played around with the arrangement until I liked how they looked together.

I used a piece of the red yarn to hang it from our window pane, but it would also look cute with ribbon, twine, or just propped up against something.

red & silver yarn wreath

Before Christmas, I’ll reveal how I made the other two wreaths.  Believe it or not, they were easier than this one!

º Have you made any wreaths for the holidays? º What trios of decorations are around your house?