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Make a DIY Fall Wreath

This textured DIY fall wreath is a beautiful project that comes together quickly and easily! Place it on your door, over your mantel, or any where you need some extra cozy vibes.

Make a textured yarn wreath for fall
Make a textured yarn wreath for fall

Don’t get me wrong, I love our rainbow fall wreath from last year. But I just had this vision of an all black and white fall decor situation this year, so I wanted to dream up something new for our front door.

This is kind of a different, simpler take on the woven wreath that we did earlier this year. It looks really involved but it’s totally simple and you kind of can’t do it wrong.

Here’s how to make a textured yarn wreath for fall!

Make a textured yarn wreath for fall

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Make a textured yarn wreath for fall

More DIY Wreath Ideas

It just so happens that I have a whole library full of fantastic wreath ideas that are perfect for all seasons!

I took a moment to round up some of my favorites. Be sure to pin the ones that you like the best so that you can easily find them again.

Make a textured yarn wreath for fall

Supplies You’ll Need

Wreath Form. This one is 18″ and it’s a great size to be able to support lots of various yarn textures.

Yarn in Various Textures and Weights. If you stroll the aisles at your local craft or hobby store you should be able to find lots of options. I love the look of a single color or a very minimal color palette with lots of various textures.

Scissors. I love a pair of nice sharp sewing scissors!

Make a textured yarn wreath for fall

Techniques to Try for Your Wreath

Before we get into the full instructions, I wanted to cover a few various techniques we used to create the differing textures in the yarn. Try a few or all of these as you make your wreath.

  • Hand-crocheted chain stitch. You can find a great tutorial on this right here (start at about :40). This works best with a very thick yarn.
  • Braid multiple textures of yarn together.
  • Twist multiple strands of the same texture of yarn together so that they double back and twist in on themselves.
  • Knot multiple strands of yarn together, creating knots at intervals in a long chain.
Make a textured yarn wreath for fall

Make a Textured Yarn Wreath for Fall

Make Time: 1 Hour

  1. Start by wrapping your wreath form tightly with a thin yarn. You’ll want to keep the wrapping so that the lines of yarn are about an inch apart each. Knot the ends of the yarn to the wreath form.
  2. Create your various textured pieces to add to the wreath form. You can weave, twist, or knot various types of yarn in any way that you like. See the previous section for ideas on ways to create texture in your yarn pieces. For this step, you’ll want to create lengths of yarn that are about 3′ long, in order to wind and wrap around the wreath form.
  3. Once you have a few strands of yarn created, start wrapping them around your wreath form. Use the thin yarn that you wrapped around the wreath form to hold the strands in place — you can tuck ends of the strands under the yarn or wrap them through it, etc. Wind the strands through and around the wreath form at random to start creating a layered, woven texture.
  4. Keep adding the strands of yarn that you created, weaving them in and around each other, until you reach your desired texture. Tuck the ends of the strands behind other strands, or behind the wreath form to hide them. Check at different angles that your wreath form is completely hidden.
Make a textured yarn wreath for fall
Make a textured yarn wreath for fall
Make a textured yarn wreath for fall
Make a textured yarn wreath for fall

Hang Your Wreath

Hang that baby up! I use Command Hooks to hang wreaths and other temporary holiday decor — highly recommend. They’re easy to install and they don’t damage your walls or doors.

I love this project, and I love that it’s a perfect wreath for both fall and winter. It’s cozy and the texture kind of makes me want to curl up with a blanket and a good book.

It looks great on our front door, but is also really pretty inside over a mantel or just on a wall. And I love that you can make a textured yarn wreath for fall as an alternative to the more traditional wreaths made from faux leaves or florals.

If those just aren’t your style, maybe this is more up your alley! If you try this one out, be sure to share and tag us on social media to show us your creation! xoxo

Make a textured yarn wreath for fall
Make a textured yarn wreath for fall
Make a textured yarn wreath for fall

DIY Fall Wreath

Yield: Fall Wreath
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $25

This textured DIY fall wreath is a beautiful project that comes together quickly and easily! Place it on your door, over your mantel, or any where you need some extra cozy vibes.

Materials

  • 18" wreath form
  • yarn in various textures and weights

Tools

  • scissors

Instructions

  1. Start by wrapping your wreath form tightly with a thin yarn. You'll want to keep the wrapping so that the lines of yarn are about an inch apart each. Knot the ends of the yarn to the wreath form.
  2. Create your various textured pieces to add to the wreath form. You can weave, twist, or knot various types of yarn in any way that you like. See the previous section for ideas on ways to create texture in your yarn pieces. For this step, you'll want to create lengths of yarn that are about 3' long, in order to wind and wrap around the wreath form.
  3. Once you have a few strands of yarn created, start wrapping them around your wreath form. Use the thin yarn that you wrapped around the wreath form to hold the strands in place -- you can tuck ends of the strands under the yarn or wrap them through it, etc. Wind the strands through and around the wreath form at random to start creating a layered, woven texture.
  4. Keep adding the strands of yarn that you created, weaving them in and around each other, until you reach your desired texture. Tuck the ends of the strands behind other strands, or behind the wreath form to hide them. Check at different angles that your wreath form is completely hidden.

Notes

Try some of these techniques that we used to create the differing textures in the yarn. Try a few or all of these as you make your wreath.

  • Hand-crocheted chain stitch. You can find a great tutorial on this right here (start at about :40). This works best with a very thick yarn.
  • Braid multiple textures of yarn together.
  • Twist multiple strands of the same texture of yarn together so that they double back and twist in on themselves.
  • Knot multiple strands of yarn together, creating knots at intervals in a long chain.

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9 thoughts on “Make a DIY Fall Wreath

  1. When crafted in pastels or primary colors, this wreath style would also make a lovely (and loving) gift for a nursery, or worked up in the brides’ &/or grooms’ combined color scheme as a quick-n-easy gift for the host/hostess of a wedding shower.

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  3. I like the texture of the yarn wreath. There’s thin and thick yarn, but all together it looks and feels cozy which is what the wreath tells everybody who comes in view of the wreath.
    Very well done and very HOMEY! Is there such a word?

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