How to Make an Easy Yarn Wreath for Christmas

Anyone can do this cute Christmas craft project that transforms yarn and felt into a simple, modern front door wreath. We'll show you how easy it is to make a yarn wreath of your own!

The holidays are the perfect excuse to show off your crafting skills by making one-of-a-kind Christmas decorations to match your décor. We made our yarn-wrapped wreath in a classic white, red and green color scheme, but you can use materials in any colors you like. So put your own spin on this simple DIY yarn wreath by changing out the colors of the felt flowers, the yarn for the wreath itself, or the seasonal accents.

Editor's tip: Let your kids join in on the crafting fun. This project is easy enough that even young kids can help with tasks like wrapping the wreath form in yarn. Older kids may even be able to assist in cutting out the felt flowers. Just keep dangerous tools like glue guns and sharp scissors out of reach. Nothing spoils the crafting fun like an injury!

Supplies Needed

  • 10-inch-diameter straw wreath with plastic covering
  • Printable felt flower pattern (Get the felt flower patterns)
  • Skein of worsted yarn (we used white but you can pick whatever color you like)
  • Felt: two 5-inch squares of red, one 5-inch square of light olive, and one 3-inch square of dark olive (again, customize your color scheme to fit your décor)
  • Disappearing-ink fabric marker
  • Scissors
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • Six 5/16-inch-diameter faux pearls
  • Florist's pick with red and green berries
  • Floral pins

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How to Make a Yarn Wreath

  1. Wrap the straw wreath with white yarn, hot-gluing yarn ends to the back. Do not remove plastic covering from wreath.
     
  2. Print the downloadable felt flower patterns onto white paper and cut out. Cut four large circles from red felt, two small circles from light olive felt, and one leaf each from light olive and dark olive felt.
     
  3. Referring to the patterns, draw a spiral on the wrong side of each circle using the disappearing-ink fabric marker. Draw spiral lines farther apart for a thinner, taller rose; cut narrower spiral lines for a fuller, shorter rose.
     
  4. Cut a spiral on one red felt circle. The center of the spiral becomes the center of the rose. Begin rolling the felt spiral from the center, keeping the cut spiral edges together and even (this will be the bottom of the rose.) Glue the outer end of the spiral to the rose. Make four red felt roses, adjusting sizes if desired. Repeat to make two light olive roses using small light olive circles. 
     
  5. Glue a faux pearl to center of each rose. Referring to the photo, pin the florist's pick, leaves, and roses to the wreath front. When you are pleased with the arrangement, hot-glue pieces in place.

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