It came without ribbons, it came without bows! I wanted to make a yarn wreath that didn’t involve typical wreath stuff. And honestly, bow tying is NOT my jam. I thought about making a crochet wreath, but wanted to go extra simple.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Supplies:

A foam wreath

Yarn

Twine

Hot glue gun

Staple gun

Felt

Scissors

Some of said supplies.

Some of said supplies.

Starting with the wreath, wrap it in your twine or yarn. Whatever you want. I used a staple gun on the back side as I went along for a quick and easy way to keep the stuff in place. This is mega tedious, especially when I ran out of twine and switched to a yarn that was much thinner.

Plus staple guns make me feel powerful

Staple guns make me feel powerful

This will take approximately 347523 hours.

Let’s make some pompoms! Start by wrapping the yarn of choice around your hand/fingers a million times. Lots of wrapping is involved in this project.

Like this

Like this

Tightly tie some yarn around the middle to cinch it. Leave one side long so you can attach it to the wreath.

Like this

Like this

Now snip the loops on both sides and attempt to snip it all around until it has a nice round shape.

Right side is snipped for reference

Right side is snipped for reference

I made 4 total and attached them to the wreath with the staple gun

Happily dangling

Happily dangling. WTF is up with that white one? It looks like it has a flat top.

Now draw a light bulbish shape onto some felt and cut it out. I did one as a template and used it to make the rest.

This was way too many

This was way too many

I laid out some black yarn around the wreath until I thought it had the right amount of balance between whimsical and precision, much like styling that messy man hair look. Then I placed the felt light bulbs all around the yarn in a similar fashion. Once I was happy with how it was looking, I used the staple gun to attach the black yarn to the wreath where each bulb would go. Then I used a hot glue gun to attach the felt bulbs.

Bam. Done.

Bam. Done.

With a little loop of black yarn, I made a hanger and hung it on my front door. Bring on the Christmas cheer, bitches!