This year I am super busy: between life, work and Christmas there is absolutely no time left over. Which means it’s quick and easy projects for the win!
Starting with this super easy yarn wreath! It takes about half a Hallmark movie to watch (I chose Write Before Christmas with Chad Michael Murry) so it’s super simple and feels just like knitting.
Ready to get started:
Step 1: Secure Your Yarn
This first step doesn’t really even deserve an entire section. Here it is: tie your yarn to your wreath. I didn’t even make a knot… simply tied it on.
I didn’t want the knot to stand out later on down the road so I made a simple tie and then made sure to tie my yarn tight over the tail as I worked my way around the form.
That will keep this baby nice and secure!
Step 2: Tie Your Yarn Around the Wreath
Alright y’all…. let’s get started on the tying.
You’ll start by pulling your yarn to the left of the tied spot and then putting it under the wreath (into the middle section (like the photo above).
Make sure to leave a big enough length of yarn that you can pass the entire ball of yarn back through the opening!
Now… pull the entire ball of yarn over the other side of the wreath form and through the opening!
You should have a loop that goes all the way around the wreath at this point. Go ahead and make sure the yarn is smooth all the way around and then snug it up to it’s friend and pull it tight.
Not so tight that it would cut off the circulation (if this was a wrist) but tight enough to keep it firmly in place.
Now… keep going. Just repeat that step over and over and over again as you make your way all the way around the wreath. Make sure that as you go you’re pushing the loops together tightly so that you can’t see any green in between… just yarn.
Step 3: Weave the End into the Wreath
Once you’ve made it all the way around go ahead and cut the tail of your yarn off. You want about 3 inches of yarn left… that you’ll weave into the back of your wreath.
Don’t worry this is much simpler than it sounds.
Simply pull the next stitch over aside and thread your yarn end through… keep doing this until your yarn end has worked it’s way all the way down the wreath and is firmly hidden.
You don’t want to know that yarn end exists!
It should disappear into the wreath.
Step 4: Add your Trees
Technically you could stop at this point and just enjoy your yarn wreath… but I wanted a little something extra. So I added a few trees!
First I pulled the bottom base of the trees off exposing the wire. Then I firmly placed the wire in between two pieces of yarn and pushed the wire into the Styrofoam wreath.
Go ahead and push the tree down far enough that it’s held tight! Do as many trees as you’d like (i did 5) and then you’re done! This little wreath is ready to rock.
Ready for a few more projects? All of my amazing blog friends whipped up fun wreaths this week as well… so that you have more ideas than you know what to do with!
Even better? We’ve got all kinds of fun diy’s, crafts and recipes coming your way over the next few weeks… so don’t forget to check back.
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