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
- wreath form
- yarn in various textures and thickness
Make Time: 1 Hour
Step 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.
Step 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. A few techniques we used were:
- 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.
- Braiding multiple textures of yarn together.
- Twisting multiple strands of the same texture of yarn together so that they double back and twist in on themselves.
- Knotting multiple strands of yarn together, creating knots at intervals in a long chain.
For each of these techniques, the length of yarn that you create should end up to be about 3′ long, in order to wind and wrap around the wreath form.
Step 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.
Step 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.
Hang that baby up! 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