Monday, April 9, 2012

Mambo Yarn Spring Wreath

I have seen so many gorgeous yarn-wrapped spring wreaths on fellow blogs and felt inspired, but it seemed like it would take FOREVER to wrap all that yarn around. That was until I walked by some really fat yarn in the clearance bin at Michaels. Technically, it is called "super bulky". And with yarn that fat bulky, I could wrap a wreath in no time!

What You Need:
  • Wreath Form
  • "Super Bulky" Yarn - I used Martha Stewart Crafts Mambo Yarn in Flamingo
  • Straight Pins
  • Felt in Spring-y colors
  • Hot Glue
How To Make It:
  • Pin or glue one end of yarn to wreath form and wrap around, securing opposite end of yarn when reached. Continue with additional skeens of yarn until wreath is completely covered. I had a small amount left so I formed a loop for hanging and secured the ends.
  • Make felt flowers and adhere to wreath (there are TONS of great felt flower tutorials online, but I will share a couple methods I used below).
  • Cut S-P-R-I-N-G out of felt. Cut out shapes to make a felt pennant and glue on letters.
  • Secure pennant with straight pins.
Felt Flower Methods:

A. Cut out petal shapes. Put a drop of hot glue on the narrower end and bend sides up to secure. Use needle and thread to sew petals together into a circle.
Make center for flower - can use a button or fabric, or roll up a narrow piece of felt into a spiral.

B. Take a square of felt and cut out spiral shape. Take inside end of spiral and start rolling up. Secure with hot glue or use needle and thread to sew through layers.

 

C. Cut strips of felt with top edge wavy/bumpy (or cut with pinking shears) in two different colors. Place a strip of one color on top of the other and roll up into flower. Secure layers at bottom with needle & thread, or use hot glue.
 

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18 comments:

  1. Ohhhh.. so smart! The colors are great too! I tried a yarn wreath and literally lost my mind wrapping it. Ugh.. so frustrating. Ill try this though :)

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  2. This is a great idea... I love the look of the chunky yarn! Thanks for your comment on our Washi tape projects :) Glad we found your cute blog!

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  3. These colors are so eye catching! I haven't seen bulky yarn like this before, I guess I have to look harder! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Saw you aT Tip Junkie Tuesday! LOVE your yarn soo cute!

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  5. What a beautiful wreath! I love the yarn!!
    Jo-Anna

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  6. I love the colors that you used, so bright and fun!

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  7. This is adorable! Love the texture of the yarn!

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  8. That is super cute! Using a bulky yarn is such a good idea. I'm totally with you on regular yarn taking too long. I'll need to go see if I can find some of he bulky yarn too. I would love for you to link it up to my link party. I know my readers would love it too! http://weliketolearnaswego.blogspot.com/2012/04/what-i-learned-wednesday-5.html

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  9. This wreath is darling! I love the yarn! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. OMG!! I love it. I'm obsessed with wreaths. I would love it if you linked it up my new link party.

    http://momslifevents.blogspot.com/

    Can't wait to see what else you create.

    ~Taylor

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  11. Beautiful wreath. Love your shop and blog name, so fun. I host a weekly friday to monday linky, Anything Goes including Etsy shops, please stop by tomorrow if you like :)

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  12. How smart to use the fat yarn. Love the bright, fun colors in this wreath! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  13. THIS IS DARLING! You are featured on COM TODAY. winks, jen

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  14. Yarn can be so addictive, and I just wanna reach out and squeeze that pink chunky goodness! Thanks so much for sharing these cuties at The Mother Lode linky party over at I Gotta Create! I'll be featuring you on Facebook on Monday :)
    <3 Christina
    http://igottacreate.blogspot.com

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  15. What a fabulous wreath! I love the colors, the flowers, and yes, the fat yarn! :) I need to try some of that; I get awfully impatient using the regular stuff. Great job, my friend!

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  16. Featuring you on the blog tonight along with the details of my Inspiring Creative Women feature series <3
    http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2012/04/introducing-inspiring-creative-women.html

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  17. So so cute! Lovin your blog newest follower :)

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