“In a ball of yarn is the potential to make a dream that you have come true.”
– Melanie Falick
A few years back, I was at a craft store looking at the yarn. I wanted to learn to knit but didn’t really have anyone around that could teach me.
I got to talking with the sweetest little lady you ever did meet. She was from England and was a pro as she started knitting in kindergarten. We talked for a bit and she actually invited me to learn from her….at her house. Can you believe that?
For a few month I went, and tried to learn, but some family issues came up so I had to step away from the learning process for awhile. I wish I lived in the area again so I could meet back up with this cute little lady.
Anywho, during this time I started picking up some yarn at thrift stores with all sorts of aspirations. And like any good upcycler, I keep all the goods on hand…..just in case!
I’ve been seeing some yarn wreaths lately, and thought I would make my version:
Thrifted DIY Fall Yarn Ball Wreath
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- Yarn – I choose several different colors that would compliment each other and be in the spirit of fall. (BTW – How pretty is this yarn? Okay, don’t encourage me as I don’t need any yarn!!!!)
- Wreath – Got at the Thrift Store as well.
- Ribbon – From my leftover stash!
- Hot Glue Gun – This is the cordless one I am using and when that one gives up I want to move to this one.
- Hot Glue Sticks – I prefer the longer ones as they don’t run out as fast.
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- As stated above, choose the colors that best go with the theme you are creating. I picked out 6 colors.
- Create a ball of yarn by wrapping around two fingers to start- aprox 6 times. Remove from fingers and wrap the tail end around it to start a small ball.
- Wind the yard to the desired size. For this wreath, 3 yarn balls were made from each color (a small, medium, and one large).
- Once you are done winding the yarn, tuck the end yarn into the ball. You can hot glue it if you like.
- After you have completed all your yarn balls, you can either start gluing them to the wreath or you can do a practice design layout on a flat surface. Note- I did glue my tucked end piece down so it would be extra secure.
- Use a ribbon to hang in your desired area.
NOTE – You could use Styrofoam balls to wrap yarn around. It will use up less yarn however I didn’t have any and found these didn’t take up that much yarn really (as evidenced by all the yarn I still have!)
This wreath took about 30 minutes, or less, to make and could easily be done while watching a favorite show.
If you have extra yarn lying around, this little Thrifted DIY Fall Yarn Ball Wreath is fun to make for yourself or as a gift.
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