I originally made this tutorial for another blog and figured it was about time I shared on my own blog. I love this project. It’s so easy and cheap, my two favorite things. I’ve mentioned before that I’m a “hoarder” of crafting supplies. I only had to purchase the actual wreath ($2.99) and ribbon ($1). I’m using the wreath as part of the decorations for my daughters 1st birthday party. Hope you love it as much as I do!
12″ hay wreath
Yarn (any color, minimum of 1 full ball)
Chipboard or sticker letters
Scrapbooking paper (scraps & leftovers work great)
If you already have a glue gun, you could probably do this project for under $20. It’s all about raiding the dollar bins and using coupons!
You want to completely wrap the wreath with your yarn. It took me an entire ball to cover the wreath in the thickness that I wanted. Wrapping the wreath with your yarn can be tricky. I found the best way to do it is by having my husband hold it while he watched TV. I was able to work a lot faster this way, but it can be done without help from the hubby.
I used 2 yards of each of my brightly colored yarn to make the crisscross pattern.
Attach the ribbon with a slip knot and tied a bow with the ends. I used about 2 feet of my patterned ribbon raided from the craft store dollar bin.
Cut little triangles for the banner. My triangles were about 1″ across and 1.5″ long. I used chipboard stickers and simply stuck them onto my banner triangles (I’m all about shortcuts). I then used the glue gun to adhere my triangles to a piece of yarn cut about 24″ long. Be sure you leave at least 6″ of yarn on each end. Tie the ends onto/around the wreath.
Another photo of the completed project.
Embellish! I used a combination on felt flowers I already had some store bought fabric embellishments. The felt flowers can be made by cutting a scalloped edge along a strip of felt & wrapping it around a toothpick. Be sure to glue down the edges & use plenty of glue on the bottom (when attaching to the wreath) to prevent unraveling. The size of the flower depends on how long & wide you cut the strips. I hand cut little leaves to top it off.
You could easily make one for the holidays or for a little boys room. Such a versatile project. *LOVE IT*