St Patrick's Day Yarn Wreath

by DeeDee
4 Materials
4 Hours
Here's a very easy wreath to make to celebrate St Patrick's Day.

To my knowledge, neither of us are directly Irish, but its fun to decorate for St. Patrick's Day. I love to decorate for every, I really wanted to make one of these yarn ball wreaths. So, when I saw one on Pinterest that was gorgeous, I had to try my own.
It was fun wrapping the yarn balls.  I just sat and watched TV while I wrapped away.  It is however, a bit challenging with 3 cats "helping" me! Ha!

I didn't use styrofoam balls for my bases, I just wrapped regular old fashioned yarn balls.  LOTS of them in all sizes.  I used 3 shades of green and white yarn to make my yarn balls.  I used almost the entire large skein of yarn for each color.
This is an 18" heavy cardboard wreath form that I used for my pinwheel wreath HERE.  It didn't hold up to the Texas sun and faded really bad so I took it apart and used the form again.

Here I started laying down some of my larger yarn balls to get an idea of where they needed to go.
I used my hot glue gun to attach the balls to the wreath form.  I glued them really close together so hopefully you couldn't see the wreath form under them.

Keep placing and gluing until you like the way the wreath looks.  When I got to the end of my supply of yarn balls, I did have to make a few more of certain sizes and color to fill in blank spots.
Next, I added 7 golden (plastic) coins for good luck.  I found these at Hobby Lobby.  Just attach them with hot glue.  I glued 3 of them together first, then added them to the wreath.

The little "Irish" sign is from Hobby Lobby too, but I've had that for a few years so I'm not sure if you can still find them or not.
These are easy and fun to make, if you haven't tried one, you should! Especially if you have lots of yarn just hanging around!  Depending on the colors of yarn you have, you could make one for any occasion.

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Suggested materials:
  • Yarn in shades of green   (Walmart)
  • Wreath Form   (Walmart)
  • Embellishments   (Hobby Lobby)
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