Sunday, November 7, 2010

Holiday Yarn Wreath

I’m getting a jump start on a few little Christmas projects.
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To make this yarn wreath, start with at least 3 different colored and textured yarns.  If you’re lucky, you might have some yarn stashed in your craft closet somewhere.   I also bought Styrofoam balls in 3 different sizes.
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Start wrapping the yarn around the Styrofoam balls in different directions to simulate an actual yarn ball.  Use a dot of hot glue to seal the end of your yarn in place.
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I was on the fence about using hot glue to attach the yarn balls to the wire wreath.  I always believe that nothing can be too secure.  I was thinking of wiring it all together, but after gluing one ball to the wire, I found that it was secure enough to carry on.
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I started placing the large balls first and then scattered the other sized yarn balls along with 2 different sized glass Christmas bulbs, trying not to be too symmetrical.  I added a little glittered eucalyptus to finish off some small spaces as finishing touches.
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It’s the perfect color for my kitchen!
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Thanks for reading.



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78 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness. I love that!!! I may be doing a run to the craft store tomorrow! Thanks so much for sharing that!

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  2. Very pretty! I love all the texture to it

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  3. You beat me to this. I have a very similar idea. Love yours

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  4. Oh, I love this SO much. The texture and muted color is stunning. Gorgeous. I might try this. I sure wish I had some spare yarn around here.

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  5. Lovely Lisa. I mean the wreath, although you are lovely too. LOL

    Although I've seen this done in other colours, I love the colours you have chosen as well as the different textures in the yarn

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  6. This looks great! The textures in the yarn and the colors are perfect. I like the touch of red with the glass ornaments too.
    Jane

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  7. I love the colors yiu choose for your wreath very pretty .

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  8. Really cute idea...love it!
    Kristen

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  9. Yours turned out great!! I love the colors and the different textures!!

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  10. That is way to cute!! What a great idea!

    Carol

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  11. This is precious... if only I had yarn lying around. I actually made my Christmas wreath today, too. Good to know I'm not the only one who just can't wait any longer!

    Carol
    antiquetexan.blogspot.com

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  12. love it thanks for sharing I have a bunch of yarn to use up now :)

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  13. LOVE IT, very nice looking i could actually almost make this.
    wreath.. I misread my blog and thought i was about to see a YAM wreath... i though ew messy

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  14. This is very cute! It makes me want to curl up and read a book.
    Great job!

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  15. It's perfect period! How cute is this!
    Brenda

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  16. Your wreath is just beautiful.

    Linda

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  17. How cute! Love the home-spun feel the yarn gives. It would look perfect in a family room!

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  18. What a clever idea! It's beautiful. I love all the different textures of the yarns and the muted colors. The red gives it a nice pop of color. It's a fun wreath!

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  19. That is so cute and so original! I think I need one of these.

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  20. I am loving all the different shades & textures! This is so much better than any "store-bought" wreath! In fact, this may be the prettiest Christmas wreath ever! Would love for you to share at my Holiday Hookup link party tomorrow!

    http://kraftykat76.blogspot.com/

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  21. Great project, just tooo cute, and looks super easy! Thanks for sharing.
    Sandy

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  22. This is so cute!!! I bought supplies to make one of these last week but haven't gotten around to it. Thanks for the inspirtation! :)

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  23. What a great project. I love the way you worked with both the twine and the glass ornaments. Beautiful combination. Great job, Lisa!

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  24. That is sooo cute!! I love the pops of red ornaments and the sprigs of greenery, LOVE this!
    Visiting from justsewsassy.com

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  25. I saw this on Craftgawper - it's charming. I love the colours you've used. I started knitting a coat a couple of years ago but couldn't finish it because the yarn was the 'splitty' type and drove me mad so I have quite a lot of that left in just the right colour. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  26. Your wreath is gorgeous!! :)

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  27. Oh my goodness I would have never thought of making such a wreath. This is so clever and gorgeous with those subtle greens you used accented by the deep red balls. I love it !!

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  28. That is really cute! ...but I'd never be able to make it--I'd just want to use the yarn! =D

    http://im-in-the-loop.blogspot.com/

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  29. This looks fabulous! Great job!

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  30. This is the cutest wreath ever!! I want one please. lol

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  31. You've been dobbed in on Ravelry and I just have to add- fabulous idea, really stunning!

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  32. Entirely too talented!!! You are definitely added to my inspiration list. Thanks so much for sharing and teaching--you are wonderful!

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  33. The colors you used worked very well togehter. If I can find someplace to put one of these wreaths up, I might make one for myself. Goodness knows I've got plenty of yarn. Thanks for sharing the idea!

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  34. I love this! I have been loving all the yarn ideas! Thanks for sharing....I'm going to be attempting my own holiday wreath this weekend...Yikes! Hope it turns out as beautiful as yours.

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  35. Lisa,
    I just love this idea...it's a new one for the book...thanks so much for sharing it at my PARTY!!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  36. Hi! I'm new here but so far I love what I see. Your kitchen redo is to die for! I would never have thought of an awning INSIDE! I was wondering if I may make a note of your yarn ball wreath? It's so festive and cute. I have a new blog that I'm starting called All Year Cheer. Thank you.

    Cheryl @All Year Cheer and My Own Snug Fireside

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  37. VERY NICE! i like the different textures of the yarn. I started making one for halloween.... well i never got past the first ball. Maybe I'll resurect my project for christmas!

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  38. Lisa... LOVE LOVE LOVE this! It's so winterish looking...I may have to try this!

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  39. Love this! Such a clever & cute idea :)

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  40. What a cute wreath..I LOVE Yarn...I featured you and your wreath on my blog today. Hop on over and check it out.

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  41. amazing! Love the texture and colors! Its very warming and welcoming! Thanks for sharing!
    btw I just found you last week and can't remember how...but I will be stopping back for sure!

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  42. This project looks amazing! I like it for any room of the house, and I can also see using bright fun colors to dress up a child's room for Christmas. ;) So fun! Thanks for the idea!

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  43. This is a great project. I think it would be a fun way to use up yarn from completed projects. It would be a reminder of what you has accomplished.

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  44. That's so cute!! Love the tutorial too. I've featured you on Spotlight Sunday over at That Village House. We'd love for you to pop over and grab a button. www.thatvillagehouse.blogspot.com

    lindsay

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  45. Hi
    Just wanted to let you know that I “ Featured” you on Santa’s Gift Shoppe Blog Hop today for your great project & inspiration! Be sure to grab the “I was featured” on Santa’s Gift Shoppe Button/Code for your sidebar! You deserve it! Thanks so much..If you’re not a follower already we’d love for you to join us...
    Barb

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  46. This is so cute! I have seen a lot of wreaths already this holiday season, but this is the first with yarn balls! I am having my first link party tomorrow at Vintage Pollyanna. Will you join me? http://vintagepollyanna.blogspot.com/2010/11/join-me-on-tuesdays-for-new-link-party.html

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  47. I love it! I did a small feature on it at my blog, feel free to grab a button!
    http://thecraftymamablog.blogspot.com/2010/11/weekend-highlights_15.html

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  48. LOVE this. Great project for my oldest & I to work on together!

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  49. I adore this! I don't knit or crochet but love yarn so this could be a good project for me!!

    Flannery @ threesisterz.blogspot.com

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  50. Hi Lisa, This is simply gorgeous - I love, love, love it! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today - Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you are enjoying your week. ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  51. This is such a fun wreath! I've included and linked to this tutorial on my wreath roundup:
    http://kinzieskreations.blogspot.com/2010/11/diy-wreath-roundup.html?spref=fb

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  52. So cozy! I love this!
    Rebecca@RootsAndWingsCo

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  53. I LOVE this! Thanks so much for sharing. I posted about it on my blog.

    http://doehlerdays.blogspot.com/2010/11/cozy-yarn-wreath.html

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  54. i love this one. I think i am going to have to try this. looks very simple too.

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  55. LOVE LOVE IT! The textures and colors of the yarn mixed with the red balls is magazine worthy girl! Seriously!!

    Love this!

    Lou Cinda

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  56. I LOVE this!! I'm including it in a "Things to Try" post on my crafty blog : )
    craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

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  57. Thought you might want to be aware of this:

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=285355251493006&set=a.285345944827270.82248.169536013074931&type=1&theater

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  58. Thank you 'Anonymous' whoever you are. I appreciate the heads up.
    Lisa

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  59. This is adorable...every bit as cute as Starbucks, if not more so! Definitely "pin" worthy, which I did...please let me know if that was not okay!

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  60. How did you secure the balls to the wreath? Hot glue? Wire?

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  61. Hi Erin
    All the balls on the wreath were hot glued.
    Thanks for stopping by!
    Lisa

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  62. I just wanted to let you know that you are featured to my blog for my top 20 diy wreaths .

    happy holidays

    http://ourlittlenestonthelake.blogspot.com/

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  63. Love the green variations!! I made a similar one 4-5 years ago but it's starting to fall apart. I also hot glued the balls to each other. Did you run the styrofoam balls through the wire? Or just used it as a guide? Thank you! fayanne737@hotmail.com

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  64. Thank you for posting this. You inspired me to create my own wreath this year. It's not quite the same though! http://flic.kr/p/dzZLCk

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  65. A friend of mine has one she received as a gift, but without the glass balls to offer contrast. I like the addition! Well done.

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  66. I love this wreath! You are an inspiration of creativity! btw....How many Styrofoam balls did you use & what sizes were they?

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    1. Thank you Edie :) I'd say to have roughly 35 Styrofoam balls handy in various sizes. Then you might want to use some glass (or plastic) ornaments as well.. have some in smaller sizes, they're good to fill gaps. I cant say what sizes they were exactly as I can't remember that far back, but I'd say the biggest might be about 3" in diameter. You can always make some of the small a little larger by wrapping a few more layers of yarn around, if you feel you need to.

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  67. Way to cute. I might try a garlen of this. Small balls of course around the Christmas tree.

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