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Modern Weaving DIY: How to make a Spring Wreath

This happy, colorful spring wreath is fun to make and totally unique! Try this modern weaving technique to add a spring touch to a door, mantel, or anywhere in your home.

how to make a woven wreath
how to make a woven wreath
how to make a woven wreath

Weaving has always intimidated me, but now I’m not really sure why! This was my first toe in the water when it comes to weaving and suffice it to say, everyone I know is getting something woven come Christmas.

It’s SO COOL.

It’s just so fascinating to see it come together as you weave those babies in and out. Now here’s the deal.

Psst — if you’re here for the spring decor vibes, I rounded up a few other of our most popular spring posts! Be sure to pin your favorites so you can find them easily again.

how to make a woven wreath

Supplies You’ll Need

Materials

Make Time: 3 Hours

For First time WEavers

I’m by no means a weaver, and I didn’t even actually know the technical terms for a lot of what I did before I researched. I’ve tried to make the step-by-step as clear as possible, and if it’s your first time weaving as well, you should be able to follow!

Down below I’ve given a bit of explanation for some basic weaving terms to help get us all through. And now! In the spirit of spring and new beginnings, here’s how to make a modern woven spring wreath to freshen up your spring decor!

how to make a woven wreath

How to Make a Woven Spring Wreath

  1. Tie one end of the plain yarn around the back of a rung on your wreath form. Wind it around and around the wreath form until you arrive back at your original piece. I recommend keeping a set number of wraps within each section of the wreath form for regularity. Tie the loose end to the wreath. This is called the warp.
  2. Now prepare to start your weft. If you were weaving on a regular loom, this process would look a little different, but here’s what I found to work best on the wreath form. Thread your tapestry needle with your choice of yarn or roving. Start by inserting the needle through the back and up through the front of the wreath form, pulling through a foot or two of length to work with. Then start weaving. You can go under and over every line of the warp if you wish, but I chose to go over every two and under every two. I felt like this helped the round shape of the wreath keep its form nicely and not get too tight. So start working over and under, pulling the yarn as taut as you’d like. I was working with that white fluffy yarn that you see on the first row, so the stitches made a bubble shape. To finish off a strand of yarn just weave it through the back of the wreath and tie off somewhere convenient.
  3. Probably some high-key weavers are going to get annoyed by this, but next I put in some accents of really thick roving. I wanted to plan out where those would be ahead of time, so I added them at this step. These are the pink accents you see below. Use the same over-under technique to add these accents.
  4. Next I wanted some thinner roving, which you see in the yellow stitches. To do this, use the same technique we used in Step 2. You’ll find that the stitches take longer to add up with the thinner yarns (obviously). You’ll also want to keep scooting your lines of weft close together to create that tight woven pattern. Someone once told me a plastic fork works well for this and it totally did! You can use the tines to get into the warp and skootch the weft closer together. Weave your weft as you like, in various patterns or colors.
  5. After I finished the yellow weft I filled in with more thick white weft using the same process.
  6. Add pompoms if you like! We have a great tutorial on making pompoms here. We just left two long strands of yarn on our pompoms, weaved them through the wreath form, and tied them around the back to secure.
how to make a woven wreath
how to make a woven wreath
how to make a woven wreath
how to make a woven wreath

More Wreath Ideas

We have some other incredible and fun-to-make wreaths in our library! Here are a few of my favorites:

Displaying Your Spring Wreath

Yayyyyyy! I kind of love it. And now I’m not scared to try a larger weaving on a loom, which I’ve been wanting to do forever for the master bedroom.

I love displaying this spring wreath on a countertop leaning against the wall with more spring decor, hanging on a door, or over a mantel. But you could place it anywhere!

Hope you love and try this project. If you do, be sure to rate it below! xoxo

how to make a woven wreath
how to make a woven wreath

Make a Modern Woven Spring Wreath

Yield: Spring Wreath
Active Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $25

This happy, colorful spring wreath is fun to make and totally unique!
Try this modern weaving technique to add a spring touch to a door,
mantel, or anywhere in your home.

Materials

  • Wreath form
  • Yarn of various weights and colors
  • Colorful roving

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Pom pom maker (optional)
  • Tapestry or yarn needle

Instructions

  1. Tie one end of the plain yarn around the back of a rung on your wreath form. Wind it around and around the wreath form until you arrive back at your original piece. I recommend keeping a set number of wraps within each section of the wreath form for regularity. Tie the loose end to the wreath. This is called the warp.
  2. Now prepare to start your weft. If you were weaving on a regular loom, this process would look a little different, but here's what I found to work best on the wreath form. Thread your tapestry needle with your choice of yarn or roving. Start by inserting the needle through the back and up through the front of the wreath form, pulling through a foot or two of length to work with. Then start weaving. You can go under and over every line of the warp if you wish, but I chose to go over every two and under every two. I felt like this helped the round shape of the wreath keep its form nicely and not get too tight. So start working over and under, pulling the yarn as taut as you'd like. I was working with that white fluffy yarn that you see on the first row, so the stitches made a bubble shape. To finish off a strand of yarn just weave it through the back of the wreath and tie off somewhere convenient.
  3. Probably some high-key weavers are going to get annoyed by this, but next I put in some accents of really thick roving. I wanted to plan out where those would be ahead of time, so I added them at this step. These are the pink accents you see below. Use the same over-under technique to add these accents.
  4. Next I wanted some thinner roving, which you see in the yellow stitches. To do this, use the same technique we used in Step 2. You'll find that the stitches take longer to add up with the thinner yarns (obviously). You'll also want to keep scooting your lines of weft close together to create that tight woven pattern. Someone once told me a plastic fork works well for this and it totally did! You can use the tines to get into the warp and skootch the weft closer together. Weave your weft as you like, in various patterns or colors.
  5. After I finished the yellow weft I filled in with more thick white weft using the same process.
  6. Add pompoms if you like! We have a great tutorial on making pompoms here. We just left two long strands of yarn on our pompoms, weaved them through the wreath form, and tied them around the back to secure.

Notes

I'm by no means a weaver, and I didn't even actually know the technical terms for a lot of what I did before I researched. I've tried to make the step-by-step as clear as possible, and if it's your first time weaving as well, you should be able to follow!

If you get stuck on a particular part, I found YouTube to be a very useful resource for seeing weaving in action! Just search for some basic weaving tutorials to get unstuck.

This post was originally sponsored by Michaels. All ideas and opinions are my own. This post also contains affiliate links. This means that I receive a small commission should you make a purchase via one of these links, at no additional cost to you. Thank you as always for your support

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10 thoughts on “Modern Weaving DIY: How to make a Spring Wreath

  1. AH! This is the cutest wreath I have ever seen!! I adore this little DIY.

  2. This is a really cool project, it makes weaving look approachable! I love the colors you chose as well!

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