How to Make a Modern Woven Wreath for Your Spring Decor

how to make a woven wreath

how to make a woven wreath

how to make a woven wreathThis post is sponsored by Michaels. All ideas and opinions are my own. Thank you for being supportive of the partners who help keep Lovely Indeed rocking!

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. I’m by no means a weaver, and I don’t even actually know the technical terms for a lot of what I did. So if you want to follow the step-by-step for this one, I’ll try to make it as clear as possible. Down below I’ve linked to a weaving references that should help if you get stuck. And now! In the spirit of spring and new beginnings, here’s how to make a modern woven wreath for and freshen up your spring decor!

Materials

  • wreath form
  • plain cotton yarn
  • more yarn or roving in various colors, weights, and textures
  • pompom maker
  • scissors
  • tapestry needle or yarn needle
  • optional: plastic fork

Make Time: 3 Hours

Step 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.

how to make a woven wreath

Step 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.

how to make a woven wreath

Step 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.

how to make a woven wreath

Step 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.

how to make a woven wreath

Step 5: After I finished the yellow weft I filled in with more thick white weft using the same process.

Step 6: Add pompoms if you like! We have a 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.

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. So stay tuned for that. If you need a little extra help in the weaving department, we referenced this post a lot and it was very helpful! Also, we found all of our materials at Michaels — and I’m excited to say that I joined the Michaels Makers program for another year, which helps me bring you fun projects like this one. 🙂 Wait til you see what we’re dreaming up next! xoxo

This post is sponsored by Michaels. All ideas and opinions are my own. Thank you for being supportive of the partners who help keep Lovely Indeed rocking!

how to make a woven wreath

how to make a woven wreath

how to make a woven wreath

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