If you walked into a Starbucks during the holiday season last year, you saw their yarn ball Christmas wreaths on displays and everywhere else.
Naturally, being a knitter, I thought it was awesome. Then I saw other people had made them, which was also awesome. I found this tutorial from Inspired Kara shortly before Christmas last year & bookmarked it so I could be sure to make mine this year. I picked up my ornaments on clearance last year, picked up the styrofoam balls from somewhere, and had the yarn in my stash not being used.
- large floral wreath form (found at JoAnn’s for around $3)
- hot glue gun & lots of glue sticks
- yarn in 3 colors – 2 were Cascade 220, one was Caron Simply Soft.
- 12 2.5″ styrofoam balls
- Ornaments to coordinate with your look – I went with small plastic silver ones from Target. I had 2 sets of ornaments & ran out, so I got lucky that Target had the same (or very very similar) ones this year. I went through 3.5 containers of them. They run $5/container this year & come in some fun colors if you wanted to mix it up some.
For mine, I wrapped the styrofoam balls & just tucked the yarn. If it looked like it was loose after I had them on the wreath, I hit it with a tiny bit of hot glue. I did 4 balls for each color, then spaced them more or less evenly on the wreath form & glued them down. Then I just filled in with the silver ornaments & lots of hot glue. Seriously, wherever an ornament touched anything else got hot glued. You could probably use fewer, but I liked the full look.