Hi ya’ll! In this tutorial I am going to show you how to make a super easy yarn wreath! It is also super cheap! And the key “cheap” ingredient is cardboard!
We all have cardboard boxes lying around from our online shopping sprees or unforeseen appliance replacements. And I love to reuse and repurpose random materials as much as possible. Mainly because it makes my wallet a lot happier. 😉
What you need:
- Floral Stems.
- Stem Wrap Tape. (This link is to an entire tape, wire cutter, and wire kit!)
- Floral Wire.
- Hot Glue Stick.
- Hot Glue Gun.
- Wire Cutter or Tin Snips.
How to make an easy yarn wreath- preparing the wreath
** Tip: Turn on the Hot Glue Gun so it is ready to use by Step 2!
Firstly, you will need to trace or draw a circle on a piece of cardboard. I traced a 14″ wire wreath to get a perfect circle. Then you will need to cut it out.
Once you have the outside circle cut out, poke a hole in the middle of the inner circle with scissors and twist them to make the hole bigger. Then cut towards the line at an angle to get the circle cut started. Trim up any uneven pieces.
The second step is to start by glueing the end of the yarn to the back of the cardboard wreath. Then begin to tightly wrap the yarn around the wreath. However, you don’t want to wrap it so tight that it cuts into the cardboard.
Depending on the size of your yarn you may end up with a small gap. But that’s ok! The floral stems will likely hide it.
How to make an easy yarn wreath- preparing the floral stems
Thirdly, you will need to prepare the floral stems. I tied them together and arranged them (fluffed leaves, positioned them side by side, etc.). I found that doing it this way makes it easier when you glue them onto the wreath.
Once you have the floral arrangement complete, use the snips or cutters to remove most of the stems. Leaving approximately an inch under the twine.
However, tying them together is not fool proof. The floral stem that had multiple stems did not stay together. If that happens, simply use Stem Wrap Tape to wrap sections of the stems together for the perfect masterpiece!
In step 4 we are going to glue on the floral stems. I glued the center floral stem on first, putting it in the little gap.
Next, glue on the outer stems (one on each side of the center). I placed mine as close to the center floral stem as possible so the leaves would hide the stubs.
The last step is to cut a piece of floral wire and run it under a few strands of yarn. Then twist the ends together to create a loop. Simply use a thumbtack or a tiny picture hanging nail to hang it on your wall!
If you enjoyed this DIY please let me know in the comments below! Feel free to share your DIY Yarn Wreath as well! And if you are looking for more Fall decor ideas check out these!