I still love the look of yarn wreaths but man, oh man, do they take forever to wrap! So when I saw Bernat's Softee Chunky Yarn I immediately thought how amazing it would be for a yarn wrapped wreath! The Chunky Yarn is soft and wide, covering the wreath easily but having a much softer look than using equally thick rope or sisal. In the same vein as the yarn, I decided to create a sewing themed wreath for spring to dress up my front door:

Easy Yarn Wreath with Bernat Chunky Yarn and Cross Stitch Hedgehog by Jennifer Priest Make this sewing themed wreath - wrapped with Bernat yarn by Jennifer Priest Sewing themed spring wreath - wrapped with Bernat yarn by Jennifer Priest

 Supplies:

Bernat Softee Chunky yarn made covering this Floracraft wreath form a breeze! I stitched the Hedgehog using a cross stitch kit from Dimensions. Flowers were cut from felt and a Simplicity Pattern using Sizzix dies, then embellished with Swarovski crystal beads. I made this handy dandy tutorial for you to watch to see how to make this project from start to finish:

 

 

Instructions:

  1. Wrap the Floracraft wreath form with Bernat Chunky Yarn, adding a bit of Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue under the yarn every inch or so.
  2. Following the instructions on the package, complete the Dimensions Hedgehog cross stitch project.
  3. Roll the ric rac onto itself to create a ric rac flower. Use hot glue to secure the ric rac in place every few inches.
  4. Die cut flowers with a Sizzix die from a Simplicity pattern. Thread Swarovski beads from Prima Bead onto wire and insert into the middle of the flower layers. Fluff the layers.
  5. Die cut 6 circles from felt with a Sizzix Circle #1 die. Fold 4 of the circles into quarters and glue to one of the flat circles to form a pie cut into quarters. Fold the final circle into quarters and glue into the center of the four other quarter-folded circles. Fluff to make a flower.
  6. Adhere the elements to a strip of chipboard. Adhere the chipboard strip to the wreath form using hot glue. 
  7. Hang and enjoy!

 

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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4 thoughts on “DIY Wreath for Spring

  1. The hedgehog cross stitch is ADORBS! Totally squeeeee-worthy!

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 7:42 am
  2. This wreath is SO cute!! Loving the hedgehog cross stitch!!

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 8:58 am