I made a yarn wrapped wreath! It was super easy and so fun to make. I am excited to share it with you so you can make one of your own.
Here are the supplies you need:
- Glue gun
- Pipe insulator
- Masking tape, or other heavy weight tape
- Decorative Items (I used twigs and the little bird you see.)
If you haven't seen this cool idea for a wreath from on Pinterest, here is a link to it on my "Wreaths" board. If you take the time to click over there, you will quickly see that I have a small obsession with wreaths.
This is seriously one of my new favorite tricks. You can use a pipe insulator from Home Depot or Lowe's as a wreath form! Wha??!! I know right! I was super excited when I heard about it too, because pipe insulator at Lowe's costs a whopping 97 cents per tube. If I wasn't planning on making such a large wreath, I could have cut it apart and made 3, maybe even 4 smaller wreaths. All you have to do is tape the ends together with heavy weight tape.
Next, put a dab of hot glue on the tape on the wreath. You could put it on the exposed foam ring, but I chose not to in fear that the hot glue would melt the foam, and the yarn would not have a secure beginning. Tack the end of your yarn in the hot glue.
Once you have totally wrapped the wreath form in yarn, it is time to add the details. I chose to use wire to attach the twigs to the wreath so I could change them out come fall or even Christmastime for something a little more festive.
my Pinterest you will see that I am kind of a bird fanatic. I LOVE birds!
The bird came with a ribbon, so I just used it to tie the birdie to one of the twigs! I love how interchangeable all the pieces are.
Ta Da! A beautiful wreath for our home. I have plans to hang it above our entertainment center, but I have secretly been redecorating bits and pieces of our home for a few weeks now. I am going to share with you all of my inexpensive decorating updates in a few weeks, so you will just have to wait until then to see it hanging on the wall. Trust me on this one... you are going to LOVE IT!
UPDATE: This wreath was a total flop. I am sure you have read where other bloggers have tried this and their wreath turned out egg shaped and saggy. Well, that's exactly what happened to mine. I had a friend that invested about a dollar more in a thicker type of pipe insulation that worked fine for her, but she made a regular sized 12 inch wreath. Just a word of caution for those of you trying it out!