Yarn Wreath Tutorial {how to felt}


By popular request, today I’m going to teach you how to create a yarn wreath with felt flowers! Before I begin though, I need to note that I was 100% inspired by Itz Fitz etsy shop. I saw her wreaths pinned all over pinerest and had to track down the source. She makes the most GORGEOUS wreaths. Check them out here.

Okay, for this project, here is what you will need:

  • wreath form
  • yarn
  • felt (or fleece)
  • embellishments (optional)
  • glue gun

The first thing you’ll do is wrap your yarn around your wreath form. Just wrap and pull taut, wrap and pull taut until the cows come home….or until you’re satisfied with the look….whichever comes first. (I used the entire ball of brown yarn.)

If you like the look of the “x’s” on the wreath, take coordinating yarn and wrap it around in one direction. Then cut and secure with glue in the back and wrap it the same way in the opposite direction. This will create a cute “x” pattern with your yarn.

And now onto the felt flowers. In trying to figure out how to make these, I read several tutorials but none explained how to create the “two tone” effect. I’m sure there is some fabulously creative way to make these (other than the way I’m going to show you) but this is what I did….

Please watch the video tutorial and I’ll explain! **Note: If the video does not appear below, please click here to be taken to the video.**

So that’s it! And here is what you’ll end up with after your labor is finished.

Ack! I love it. So incredibly cute that I can’t wait to make another one for Christmas :)!

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Comments

  1. says

    Hey Beth, I adore this wreath. I would love to reference and share the link to your wreath on my blog. I love how easy it looks to make. I am an instant gratification kind of girl so you can imagine how this would work great for me. lol.

    Thanks for sharing, can’t wait to see what you come up with for Christmas.

    Jessica

  2. says

    I love it too. The colors are great! I can’t watch the video because I am at work but I will be back.

    I never would have picked up the straw wreath because they don’t fit my taste but seeing how amazing it looks covered I must go and get some!

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Peggy says

    Love the wreath! I tried to follow the video, but the music was too loud and distracting, and I couldn;t really see what you were doing when you were folding in the fabric to start the flower. I have a rough idea though, and appreciate your efforts.

  4. Rebekah says

    Love this wreath and tutorial! I’ve made lots of felt flowers but never thought about using the center as a kind of base or doing them two-tone. That’s what I love about craft blogs…getting new ideas!

  5. says

    LOVE this! I tried those flowers last year- but didnt realize I needed to vary the size while cutting. Now Im off to Michaels for some more felt!!
    Thanks for sharing this!!!

  6. says

    I love your very technical terms like “shoving”, “petally”, and “decorative scissor thingies”!! Ha! These are so cute! I am the girl who twirls any strings like hoodie strings and such all the time. I could surely do this! Very very cute and I love your nail polish!

  7. says

    I saw Itz Fitz etsy shop and I totally agree with you, her wreaths were really dazzling. That’s why you also did great in your wreath. By the way, your tutorial is very easy to follow and I appreciate it.

  8. says

    beth, your wreath is absolutely stunning. i love the felt & the fleece. but i honestly think the thing that makes ALL of it stand out is the “x” crossing of the 2 different yarns. gorgeous – gorgeous.

    xo
    kellie

    p.s. love the music on your video. HA! ;)

  9. suzanne says

    Very cool! How do you finish the yarn when your wrapping is complete? Tuck it in the end? I would imagine you would have to glue it somehow?
    Or did I miss it in the post >.<

  10. Dana says

    Great idea Beth, I love this! My friends and I are going to get together for a ladies night next week and make these. It was also nice to hear your voice on your video. :)
    Hugs, Dana

  11. says

    Hi Beth,

    I love your blog- it is one of my all-time favorites! I love your yarn wreath! I just made one with a styrofoam wreath form (I’m hooked now). I’m thinking of making some more yarn wreaths with the straw wreath form for a little different look. I’m just wondering if the straw form makes the wreath look bumpy or uneven at all? In your pictures it looks great, but I’m just wondering if you noticed it at all? Thanks!

    Tatum Baker

    • Beth @A to Z says

      Hi Tatum,
      Thank you! I took the plastic off the wreath because I feared it would shine through the yarn but I think it would have been easier to wrap with the plastic wrapping still on. It wasn’t lumpy at all but in a few places the straw wanted to peek out. I just wrapped it a few times extra on those spots.

  12. Marlene says

    Just found your blog! Love the wreath. I have not crafted in so long, but ran to A.C. Moore today for supplies. Do you wrap the yarn around more than once? I have a few straw spots showing. And it so, would you do the whole wreath or just those spots? I am soooo excited!

  13. says

    This is so pretty! I’m glad you noted that you used the whole ball of yarn too – I probably would have started doing one using left-over yarn from something and been VERY sorry. Thanks for sharing.

    Saw you on Tatertots and Jello

  14. Aisha B. says

    I love this! The colors and the criss-cross pattern…so cute! I can’t wait to try it! I found you through Tip Junkie. So glad I did – your blog is great :)

  15. says

    How cool! I can’t wait to try it. Thank you so much for the video tutorial – I totally get it after watching you make three in 8 minutes!

  16. Amanda S says

    I found this yesterday, I had it saved from a while back and forgot about all the good stuff you do. I was inspired by your video and hunted around my crafty room for things to use to make my own. Wrapping the yarn would make me crazy— takes SO long, so I used cut fabric strips. Still got a cute look. I directed my mother in law to your blog and she wants me to make her a wreath. Thanks for the easy weekend project. :)
    Can’t wait to make one for the other seasons!

  17. Erin S. says

    I adore this wreath, I’m in the process of making one for myself! And I just LOVE your nails in the video!

  18. Heather says

    I love your wreath! I followed your tutorial today and made one of my own. But how did you attach the embellishments to the wreath? That’s the only part I can’t figure out.

  19. says

    Thanks for this tutorial. I made my first yarn wreath. However, I did not use felt flowers… Although, they are super cute! It’s on my attempt list for the next round.

  20. Angela says

    Started my wreath tonight. Boy did I wrap for a long long time. Im excited and nervous about the flowers. I couldnt find the eautiful colors you used but hopefully mine will be ok. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

  21. кочерыжка says

    Thank you for your work! it is amazing! I will try to do the same beauty in cold Russia))) Good luck with your work!

  22. monica tepas says

    THANK YOU!!!! it is sooo simple and easy i thought i was gonna burn my brain trying to figure it out. thank you so much for you time and sharing this with all of us!

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