It’s incredibly easy to make a yarn wreath. While this tutorial is for a DIY Halloween yarn wreath you can easily change out the colors to make a Christmas wreath, a Valentine’s Day wreath, or any holiday wreath you want to hang on your front door. This is a really fun diy craft idea and older children will have fun helping you roll the yarn balls.
5 skeins of yarn (a mix of green, purple, orange, black and white)
Hot glue gun/glue sticks
Knitting needles (or a decorative halloween piece)
How to Make a Yarn Wreath:
1. Trace a dinner plate on your cardboard
2. Then trace a small salad plate on the inside of the circle
3. Cut out along the dinner plate line and on the salad plate line
4. Your cardboard should resemble a wreath, now set aside
5. This wreath is made up of about 29 medium yarn balls and 16 small yarn balls, your wreath size might differ depending on your wreath size
6. To begin a yarn ball, start wrapping yarn about 8 times around 3-4 of your fingers
7. Slide the yarn off and start wrapping the yarn around the center
8. Now fold that in half and wrap around center again
9. Turn your ball the opposite way and start wrapping around the center again (you will now see your ball start to form)
10. Go as big or as small as you need and hot glue the end on your ball and cut
11. Begin step 6-10 again until you have around 45 + balls (get your kids involved to make this quicker)
12. Once you have all your balls made, you can start hot gluing into the cardboard
13. Full in any gaps with small yarn balls, you don’t want any open spaces
14. Once your wreath is filled, glue on some rope, burlap, or ribbon on the back of your wreath, securing with duct tape over the ribbon to ensure a hold
15. Insert your chosen decoration, I used knitting needles, but if you don’t have those on hand, a skeleton or pumpkin will do!
16. Now hang up and wait for the trick-or-treaters!