Simply Stylish! Yarn Wreath Tutorial

Join us in learning how to make this dreamy Yarn Wreath with our easy step-by-step tutorial! This wreath is a festive way to use up excess yarn and dress up your door with some creative flair! No needle? No problem!

What you’ll need:

  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Assorted yarn from our Cabin Cozy lookbook.
  • Small, medium, and large styrofoam balls
  • Metal coat hanger
  • Straight knitting needles (optional)

Large Styrofoam Balls

Step 1

  • Start by selecting a styrofoam ball and one of your yarns. Anchor the yarn with some glue and slowly wind it around the ball, the same way you would wind a ball of yarn.
  • Anchor the yarn every few rounds with more glue, or as often as you think you need.

Hot Glue Yarn to Styrofoam Balls

Step 2

  • Keep winding until no more styrofoam is visible.

Wind Yarn Over Styrofoam Balls

Step 3

  • Cut the tail of yarn and anchor with more glue.

Cut the Yarn

Step 4

  • Repeat with the remaining styrofoam balls, alternating the different yarns.

Repeat Steps 1 to 3 Alternating Different Yarns

Repeat Steps 1 to 3 Alternating Different Yarns

You should aim to have a variety of shapes, colors and textures for the yarn balls to create visual interest in your wreath!

Step 5

  • Take your metal coat hanger and stretch it out into a circle. Don’t worry about making your circle perfect as you still need to set up the balls of yarn.
  • Unwind the coat hanger on the side that doesn’t arc into the hook, and straighten out the kinks on the end as much as you can.
  • To place the balls of yarn, slowly pierce the styrofoam with the free end of the coat hanger. Aim for the centre of the ball.

Repeat Step 4

Step 6

  • Pierce and organize the balls of yarn around the wire in random order.
  • Reattach the loose end of wire to the the other side (the hook end).
  • If your wire got bent out of shape, bend the whole wreath back into a circle after the wire is reattached.
  • Optional: Take an old set of knitting needles and pierce them through the yarn on one of the styrofoam balls.

Finished Yarn Balls

Ta-Da! Now you have a beautiful Yarn Wreath to decorate your entryway. Happy holidays from the Yarnspiration team!

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