My Wreath Obsession Continues…Spring Time!

 

Happy Spring!

 

I made another yarn wreath!  My obsession with them continues!
But there is something so pretty about yarn wreaths,
and I love the ones I made for Valentines Day and for Winter.
So, I thought I needed a bright, pretty one for Spring!
The inspiration came when I saw some green grass coloured yarn,
then I spotted these cute little toadstools at Pier 1, and the felt I found at Michaels.
So, I grabbed my glue gun and got to work!
(Oh glue gun, how I was missing you, but I was afraid of you.  You’ve scarred my skin one too many times.  And this time was no different!  What is it with me and burning my hands!?)


(for a quick visual tutorial on how to wrap the wreath, click hereor see below for a verbal tutorial)

 

I love how it turned out!

 

 

I made another cute little wreath hanger.

 

I had fun with different flowers.  And added a couple of tiny little yarn balls.

 

 

 

 

A Quick Tutorial

  • I used a 16 inch styrofoam wreath.  From my experience, these are the best for lining up yarn.
  • This wreath used 1 1/2 balls of yarn, so make sure you buy enough yarn from the same dye lot.  (Each ball measures 150m.)
  • How to wind the yarn around the wreath:   There are a number of options on how to do this.  I chose to do my winding quite precise, with each string lining up neatly with the next.  I wrap it twice.  It’s tedious, but the end result is worth it!
  • You will also need about 3 sheets of felt for the rosettes.  For the flowers I made, I used 2 sheets of orange, 1 sheet of white.  For the flowers, I adapted the tutorials from the blog Craft Snob.  Her tutorials are excellent!  Once you get comfortable with how to make the rosettes, you can get creative and make your own style of flowers!
  • For the yarn balls, I used 4 mini styrofoam balls, and wrapped them with yellow yarn I had already.
  • Then add little embellishments to make your wreath beautiful!  I loved these little toadstools the moment I laid eyes on them at Pier 1.
  • Then for the finishing touch, I made my own wreath hanger.  I just braided 3 string of yarn, wrapped it around the wreath, tied a knot, then added my own little flower!  Too cute!

 

Have a happy day!


Comments

  1. You got it so perfect! I’m jealous. I’m in the middle of a yarn/rosette wreath. I love how bright yours is.

  2. So so pretty and cheery! You sure are good at these!

  3. OMG! I love this!! Those are the words that came out of my mouth as soon as I saw this. This is the cutest wreath ever. I just made a mickey mouse yarn wreath for my sons birthday it pales in comparison to this though. How do you get the yarn so tight?

    Come check out my wreath and give me some pointers ;)
    http://www.warmfuzzypurpleandgold.blogspot.com

  4. Oh. My. GOODNESS! This is the freaking cutest wreath EVER! I am absolutely in LOVE with it!! Great Job!!!!!!

  5. One of my favorite yarn wreaths ever!!! Those toadstools are the cutest!

  6. OMG. Are you serious? This is fabulous! It’s perfect. Following!

  7. I’m new to your blog and completely in love! Thank you so much for sharing this amazing project. I’m totally inspired!!

  8. this one is awesome! I love the toadstools!!

  9. P.S. I’m your newest follower.

  10. How cute are those toadstools?! I think its time I jump on the wreath bandwagon and make myself one! :)

  11. OMGOODNESS, I LOVE how it turned out too, and the mushrooms, such sweetness, and the green, it screams springtime, and that’s what I’m a screamin springtime where in Sam Hill are you???? Love the wreath, love love love, want one, might make one, thanks for sharing yours:)

  12. This is amazing! I think I’m going to make it my desktop backround so I can stare at it all day!! LOVE. IT.

    :D

  13. You are very talented! The colors are so perfect! Blessings, DE

  14. Love flowers and mushrooms. so adorable and so unique. The colors are fabulous as well. Well done!!!!
    ladeedacreations.com

  15. One of the cutest spring wreaths I have seen. Trying to figure out if I really could make this… Thanks for sharing!

  16. This has me pining away for sprint – I love the colors, I love the textures and the mushrooms are to die for!

  17. I love your wreath, it is adorable – enjoy the labors of your love!

  18. I love your beautiful Spring wreath! visiting from Justsewsassy.com

  19. so fun and cheery!

  20. This is the cutest wreath I have EVER seen. I LOVE IT. Visiting from the T&J linky. http://homestitched.blogspot.com

  21. That’s so cute! I love the way the toadstools are growing out of the flowers!

  22. I love the mushrooms! So cute.

  23. So cute! I just adore it!

  24. wow! that is so cute!

  25. absolutely gorgeous! love the combo of orange and green!!!!!

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  26. I love the color combo as well, and the mixture of different flowers and yarn balls! Makes me want to go create my own :)

  27. I saw these toadstools today at Pier 1 and thought they were so cute. Then I saw this wreath, aaaahhhh….so CUTE! You did a great job ;)

  28. I love how it turned out too! The flowers and little toadstools are so cute!!

    Ah! I’m not the only one obsessed with them! They are so addicting!

    http://www.dancingaroundwithkarli.blogspot.com

  29. Adorable! I love the punch of orange!

  30. This is the most beautiful handmade wreath I have seen!! Great job! So many things on this wreath have been done before, but not with this perfection, color combination and composition. Thank you for the inspiration.

    Blessings,
    Shelley

  31. I love the colors, so pretty! :)

  32. Love the colors you used. The toadstools just make it ten times more cuter!

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  33. So many yarn wreaths…I really need to give this a try!
    I love your wreath…especially the colors.
    So 1960s…groovy!

  34. GORGEOUS!!

  35. So adorable!

  36. That is stinkin’ adorable! Great job!!! I may have to jog on down to my local Pier 1 to see what other springy goodies they have in store for me…

    Gretchen from The Proverbs Thirty-HUH?! Woman
    proverbsthirtyhuh.blogspot.com

  37. This is so cute!!!

    Visiting from Tip Junkie!

    Kelly

    livingcraftilyeverafter.blogspot.com

  38. i truly honestly LOVE this in every way possible!

    it is DARLING.

    the mushrooms are fantastic!

  39. oh wow….this is super great! i absolutely LOVE it! thanks so much for sharing the tutorial…i’ve got to make it! thank you thank you!!!

  40. I’ve been seeing this wreath everywhere and I LOVE it! I’d love it if you’d link up at my new Tuesday Time Out link party!

    http://reasonstoskipthehousework.blogspot.com/2011/03/tuesday-time-out-link-up-party.html

    Smiles,
    Melanie
    http://reasonstoskipthehousework.blogspot.com

  41. Wow! It looks AMAZING! The colors are perfect for spring and I love the little mushrooms! I would love for you to stop by and link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link party (it lasts all week)!

  42. okay soooo cute!! I’ll be linking!
    (if that’s not okay let me know)

  43. I LOVE this! Come on ova’ and link up to WHASSUP!!! xoxokara

    *ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

  44. Gorgeous! Love the bright colors & those cute toadstools.

  45. This is so much fun! I love this! :) Love the little yellow yarn balls.

  46. love this, looks easy enough for even ME;)

  47. Wow! This is lovely. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas!

  48. Hi, Jo-Anna, As you know, I love your colorful, whimsical wreath. I’ve linked to your tutorial from Crafts ‘n Coffee: http://bit.ly/wlvtzP. Thank you for designing with STYROFOAM Brand Foam. Sharon

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