Having a beautiful Spring wreath doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. And making one shouldn’t take up a lot of your time. Here is an incredibly easy DIY Spring wreath I made in a couple of hours that cost me less than $10 in materials.
My regular readers will attest to the fact that I believe in beautiful and easy projects, whether it’s for me or for the kids. This is why I love this project so much. I have a 5yo and 7yo running around my house, so I don’t have much downtime. In fact, while making this wreath, I was playing Minecraft, crafting with balloons with the kids and getting dinner ready. But somehow, this wreath was completed in a day, taking up a couple of hours if I added up my time. (Plus, I used the yarn for another decorative craft that even hubby got involved in. Read it here.)
Materials You’ll Need for DIY Yarn Wreath
The materials you’ll need:
- Straw Wreath
- Silk (Faux) Flowers
- Wire cutter
I started with a basic 10″ Straw Wreath with shrink wrap. It cost me just $3.99 at the local hobby shop.
I also bought yarn that was on clearance. I didn’t care if the yarn was soft or not considering I wasn’t going to be hugging my wreath (although I did when I finished it).
Not only was I was able to get an amazing deal on the yarn, I had a storewide coupon for 15%. I wouldn’t have originally picked these colors but considering the deal, how could I pass them up? In the end, I do think the colors worked out wonderfully. You be the judge.
Then I bought one stem of faux flowers at the dollar store for $1. The ribbon I used to hang the wreath was some leftover ribbon I’ve had from wrapping presents. It always pays to hold on to that last piece!
How to Make Your Spring Wreath
1. Cut the yarn into long strips so you’re not weaving a stein of yarn around and around the wreath.
2. To begin the wreath, tie the yarn around the ring of the wreath and wrap the yarn around the straw, keeping the shrink wrap on. As you loop the yarn around the wreath, keep the yarn tight and justify the new piece next to the existing yarn. Be sure the yarn lays next to each other not just on the flat surface of the wreath but also the curves all around (minus the back) or you will see gaps once you hang your wreath.
Tip: Because the outside of the wreath has more surface area than the inside, you’ll have to sometimes cover the inside yarn again and redirect the string to the outside of the wreath. Look where the blue yarn where it meets the yellow and you’ll see how I adjusted the yarn.
3. When one piece runs out, match up the end with the new string in the back and make a simple square knot. No pinning! No matter what type of knot you are making, make sure it’s tight. You don’t want the knot to come undone, leaving you with a wreath that is unraveling.
4. Don’t worry about making the colors equal. It’s okay to have some patches larger than others and not match. In the picture below, you’ll see I made the darker blue into smaller bands than the others. It will add a bit of character to your wreath.
5. To finish wrapping the wreath, just tie one final knot in the back.
6. Trim away the extra strings hanging from the knots in the back.
7. Grab your faux flowers and cut them from the thick part of the plastic stem using your wire cutters and leaving a couple of inches of thin stem.
8. Strip away about an inch of the plastic casing from the wire.
9. Using the exposed wire of the stem, pin that wire into the wreath to place and arrange your flowers. Don’t forget the rule of threes!
10. Take your ribbon and tie a very basic bow to hang the wreath from. Voila! You’re done!
I’m super thrilled about how the wreath came out, and even happier about the price tag and the time it took. You don’t have to be Martha Stewart to create a Spring wreath you’d be pleased to hang in your home.