Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fall Wreath

I'm super excited about this post because I am in love with the outcome.  I have been seeing a lot of wreaths on blogs that I follow in addition to Pinterest.  Here are a few I stumbled across when I searched for "fall yarn wreath" images.
I've had the wreath project in the back of my mind as one of those things to do...eventually.  Well, when I was doing a quick walk-through at Goodwill a few days ago I came across this wreath for $2.99 and it got me going.

To cover the wreath I wanted yarn with some texture instead of using the real thin yarn.  I headed to Joann's and WOW do they have an extensive supply of yarn.  After walking up and down the aisles (I think there were 2 and a half aisles of yarn on both sides) I decided on this one.  I purchased 2 bundles, but only ended up needing one.  I returned the unused one, and with a 40% off coupon, the yarn was $4.00.

I left the plastic covering on the wreath because it made it easier to wrap.  I would wrap a bit, then scoot the yarn together, wrap a bit, and scoot...until it was completely covered.

So onto the craftier part of this project, the felt flowers.  I did not take pictures along the way as a tutorial.  I will say that I started with the tracers below.  I ended up cutting 6 of each pattern to make the petals.  Then, using embroidery thread, I stitched the bottom of each petal in an "up, down, up down" manner until I had done that to the 6 pieces.  Next, I pulled on the string to gather the petals and tied a knot.  After that I moved the petals around, got them where I wanted them, and glued them onto the wreath.

But here's the deal, after a while I quit using the tracers and just free-handed some on a whim.  I created flowers as I went and here is the final outcome.


  1. LOVE the wreath you made! The color combos of the flowers plus the softness of the yarn you chose is just perfect. I've pinned it for inspiration!
    Andrea @

  2. OH MY GOSH! I LOVE this!! I've seen these on Pinterest too, and I appreciate the tutorial! I can't wait to make one..great job!
    (I'm in Nor Cal,too!) ;-)

  3. Okay, I've seen several of these yarn wreaths but I've got to tell you--- yours is my favorite!! I love the colors and shapes of your flowers. I'm so happy I found your blog today, and look forward to visiting again soon!

  4. Just stumbled across your blog through another blog that I follow. I LOVE your wreath! It is amazing. I made two wreath's last week, and I was quite stoked with them, until I saw your gorgeous one and it put mine to shame haha!!

  5. Great job on the wreath. I will have to make one myself now...

  6. I LOVELOVELOVE this! Your's is just as pinterest worthy! I'm definitely pinning it. I love the colors and the style of flowers. I haven't seen anything like it. Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. Wow! You did an amazing job! Your wreath turned out beautiful :) Would love to have you link this up to the Scatter Girls Fall Porch Link Up Party- going on right now!

  8. I am so in love with those colours! I have been wanting to make one, but totally doubt my abilities everytime I hit the craft aisle :)

  9. I love your new wreath! The flowers are just so pretty! I'm your newest follower - can't wait to explore more of your blog!

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

  10. Love this idea!!! I can't wait to make one for January -- I might do some kind of winter white theme, even though I live in California.

    Thanks for sharing, and for linking up.

  11. This is fall perfection! I love the shapes of your flowers. A refreshing change! Really beautiful colors as well:) Found you at Scatter Girls.

  12. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. You are being featured this week at Lines Across My Face.

  13. I love your wreath! You are so clever. I have made a few things that I have pinned from Pinterest too. Isn't it a great resource?!

    I have posted about a few of my favourite pins on my blog and if you have 5 Minutes to spare please pop by! I would be honoured if you could also link up your post to my Pinning and Singing Linky Party as this post is just fabulous! I have also created a Pinning Bloggers Master List at my blog that you might be interested in joining.

    Best wishes and happy pinning!
    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

  14. Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday.
    I just love your wreath, just gorgeous!!

    I've featured it on this weeks link party, and i hope you can come and link something up this week too.

    Natasha xx