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Guest Project — Make a Gorgeous Yarn Ball Holiday Wreath!

I have loved making these yarn ball & ornament wreaths…they make awesome gifts!  Here’s the tutorial if you’d think you’d like to have one in your home or to give away.  They’re super easy…

Here’s what you need:
{all supplies were found at a craft store, Wal-Mart, and Target}
Wire Wreath Form {I used a 18in. form}
Glue Gun
Styrofoam Balls
To make the yarn balls:
I used a variety of sizes of styrofoam balls.
The sizes I used are: 2 1/2 inch, 2 inch, 1 1/2 inch
Wrap the yarn around the styrofoam ball in various and alternating directions {just like making a real yarn ball} until all of the white sytrofoam is covered.  When you’re finished just tuck the end of the sting underneath the yarn to secure it.
Making the wreath:
There are a couple of  ways to do this.. you can evenly space out your large yarn balls onto your wreath form and glue them one at a time.  And then you can glue your smaller yarn balls and ornaments around your large yarn balls.  I have done this on a few of my wreaths.
Or you can build the wreath one section at a time building upon each section as you go.  I found that this leaves less ‘wholes’ and hides the wreath wire form from view.  This method works better for me and I like the way it looks.  I added the larger yarn balls and ornaments around the base of the wreath form and then I filled the ‘holes’ with smaller yarn balls and smaller ornaments.  Securing each by gluing them to one another and to the wreath form.  While gluing the pieces together you’ll want to hold them for 15-20 seconds to make sure they are secure before moving on.  I also made sure that I alternated the colors.
I found that holding the wreath upright or hanging it on my door let me have a good look at it and find the places where I needed extra pieces added.
I adore this wreath Kristi!! 
So beautiful!
And, speaking of beautiful — take a look at Kristi’s blog
She also posts a Photography Prompt each week that you can join in:
And Kristi has an amazing etsy shop: 



2011 Fine Art Calendar 5 x 7
i love you 8 x 10 fine art photograph
LOVE fine art postcard set
Be sure to check out life through the lens — you will be glad you did!!
PS — It’s Friday!! I’m excited for the WWU Party! Come link up YOUR ideas so I can feature YOU! The party starts at 6 pm {MST}. Be there or be square!
PPS — And coming up next week — I am showcasing some wonderful handmade shops for the Holidays with a WEEK OF GIVEAWAYS! Don’t miss it!!


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  1. I love this post! She's wonderful. That wreath is great and boy are the flower headbands adorable. Going to her Etsy shop now!

  2. Black and White {Side by Side} says:

    That wreath is AMAZING! I'm going over to check out her blog now!

  3. Cupcake Carrie says:

    i love all the bloom bags!

  4. That is ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Wow!! That is beautiful!! I will probably try one, but I don't know if it will turn out as great as that one! I'm sure it takes some practice to get it perfectly shaped! Thanks for the tutorial!

  6. Thank you for sharing your creative spirit. My mother is a knitter and I plan to make her a wreath to bring home at Thanksgiving… it will be a nice start to her Christmas decorating! I am excited and know she will love it!

    Thanks again!

  7. thepeasanthousewife says:

    And I just destashed all my acryllic yarn (to make room for the awesomely delicious wool, alpaca and silk yarn).

    To go buy more yarn or not… hmmm.

  8. Ok WOW! I have found a new true blog TREASURE!! I am excited about every single thing you posted of hers. LOVE her style. Thank you, thank you for showing me this. I'm happy to see she has an etsy store too lol. 😉

  9. Oh, I love this yarn wreath! What an incredible idea! She is so talented! :)

    Also, I wanted to let you know that we are having a giveaway over at Beautiful Nest, if you would like a chance to win! :)

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  10. What a Gorgeous project!!!!! This is so pretty!

  11. Jenn Erickson says:

    Those soft pastels positively make the piece! It's so lovely!

  12. jennykate77 says:

    Oooo, so pretty and pastel-y! :) I love it! I need to go read that headband tutorial!! I want one!!!

    Hope you're having a fab Friday, Jen!♥

  13. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    I love, love, love the non traditional Christmas colors in her wreath! I use a lot of icy blues in my Christmas decor, and this would be a great addition!

  14. The Blonde Duck says:


  15. Kari @ Ucreate says:

    SO, SO, GORGEOUS!! The project and the photo are incredible!

  16. And now I know what to do with all of my leftover yarn!!!

  17. WOW! I will definitely be trying my hand at one of those wreaths for Christmas. Thanks so much, Jen!

  18. I'm trying my hand at fabric flowers and will need to try to make my 2nd grader a beautiful headband similiar to this one! thanks for the tutorial, too :)

  19. This is so beautiful. Love it and I'm heading to the store to get supplies to make the yarn wreath today. Jeanna


  20. Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com says:

    That is a fantastic wreath!! I love the colors.

  21. Gorgeous wreath, and I love her color pallette, it's so yummy! (Makes me think of jordan almonds;)

  22. Beautiful! I love the soft colors in the wreath (and the other photos, too). What a lovely use for STYROFOAM brand foam. Thank you for featuring this! Sharon

  23. Just recently found your blog, looking forward to reading it more! I think I'm going to have to make this charming wreath!

  24. I love that wreath AND I love that headband AND…well, I just love this post!

  25. Tammy @ tinselshop.com says:


    I ADORE this wreath, the colors are gorgeous! I might have to give this one a try.

    Best wishes,

  26. I love the look of this and am totally going to try it.

  27. The Wife In Her New Life says:

    the wreath is beautiful! great tutorials and ideas =)

  28. Dixie Mom says:

    Beautiful! I wonder what a small cluster of yarn balls would look like on a headband. Too much?

  29. Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} says:

    This is absolutely beautiful!! And I'm in love with the colors.

  30. i am {so} in love with this wreath! Thanks so much for sharing! I was looking for the perfect holiday wreath and I think this is what I will make:)

  31. I was just looking for yarn ball wreath tutes yesterday! Love this one.

  32. I love the different take on an ornament wreath…I think I know someone who might enjoy this! Thanks for the tutorial!

  33. Simply LKJ says:

    That is gorgeous!!

  34. This is so beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial…. I'm going to try it for my SIL — she'd LOVE it.


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