It doesn't need to be Christmas to make this! I made a couple that can be hung year around, or simply edit the yarn & felt colors to coordinate with any upcoming holidays. I'm just LOVING my yarn wreaths, so thought I'd share what I made and how to make them for an easy, fun project.
To make something like this:
What you need:
Yarn - I used Jiffy sweater yarn (it's a little fuzzy)
Straw wreath (made a couple with various sizes) - keep plastic wrap on
Felt (for flowers to adorn the yarn wreath)
And a little muscle...
Get comfy and just wrap the yarn around and around and around the wreath. You will use at least one package of yarn (for small - medium wreath sizes). The fuzzier yarn helps to hide gaps - but use any kind you want. To start and finish, just wrap the yarn around and with the end, tie a knot. The knot will blend in to the rest of the yard - but I put mine in the back.
Once the wreath is covered in yard, you can adorn anyway you want! I chose with felt flowers. I added red ones in there to be a little festive, but mixed with white and gray and the green/teal yarn base can be hung year around!
I started with a cut square of felt and then trimmed the edges in a wave motion:
The bigger the square (or rectangle in my case), the bigger the flower.
Then I cut in a circular to make a long ribbon, leaving an "eye' or little round/oval part in the middle, like so:
Then you take the end (non-eye end) and start forming the center of the flower - just continue to roll the felt up! I found this tutorial and idea for the Yarn Wreath at Take Heart.
They seem a little Anthropologie to me! Enjoy!