NO SEWING KNOWLEDGE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS DIY YARN WREATH!
Summer is meant to be spent outdoors doing fun outside activities, soaking up the sun, playing in the pool, I agree! But, sometimes it’s just plain too HOT and HUMID to be outside, right?! Or it’s just one of those dreary, overcast rainy days like I’ve had here in Ohio the past few days. So, when you need a break from the sun or an afternoon project cozying up on the couch with a good movie, we’ve got an easy diy project that can be done in an afternoon. This DIY yarn wreath with felt roses is such a fun craft to make!
DIY YARN WREATH WITH FELT ROSES
a 14″ straw wreath
yarn (I used this)
9 x 12 felt sheets
ribbon for hanging the wreath
The wreath comes wrapped in plastic and can be left just as it is.
Start by wrapping the yarn around the wreath. To get it started, lay about 2 inches of the yarn straight across the back of the wreath and start wrapping over it.
Guide the yarn as it is laid down. I wrapped mine tightly with a few single strands right next to each other, then went back over that area with a few more strands. Cover it enough so that none of the plastic of the wreath is seen. It’s good to check the back of the wreath as you go, too, to make sure there aren’t any bare spots. I was so happy to have a sweet little helper who fed the skein of yarn in and out making it pretty easy for me. ????
Wrap the wreath in yarn until you are happy with how it looks. I had a 6 oz. skein of yarn and used up almost the entire thing on my 14″ wreath.
Now you are ready to make your felt roses.
Start with a square of felt. I used a 9-inch square for this flower, which was the biggest size I did.
I did a variation of square sizes resulting in a variety of felt rose sizes.
Round the edges of the square until it looks something like this.
Now you are ready to spiral cut your rounded square.
As you cut into it, round the edges just as you did before.
Leave the center part as a small circle as shown.
Start rolling it up. Your very first few rolls need to be pretty tight to get the center of the flower to look nice and neat.
I like to hold it up while I roll so that I can see what it looks like and adjust my rolling as needed.
When you get to the small inner circle, lay it on the back of the flower. Using a hot glue gun, glue it as a base to the flower. You may have to put a few dots of hot glue in a few other areas to hold it all together.
Make as many flowers in a variety of colors and sizes as you wish for your wreath. 🙂
Using a hot glue gun, arrange your felt roses on the wreath the way YOU like it!
You can hang it with ribbon or on any type of wreath hanger.
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