As mentioned in my post here, I'm in love with yarn wreaths. I finally got around to making mine today, and thought I'd give you the low down in case you'd never heard of such.
-Wreath form- Mine was a 12" from JoAnn's that cost about $4.50. (You can also use the straw wreaths as long as you keep the plastic on them.)
-Spool of yarn (On sale this week at Michael's for $2.99)
-Hot glue and glue gun (already owned)
-Remington is not necessary :)
To start, put a dab of hot glue on the wreath and press down the start of your yarn strand.
Once it dries, start wrapping the yarn around the wreath, pulling it taunt and scooting it close together so as not to leave any holes showing.
I found that it was faster to wrap my yarn ball through several times and then pull the yarn tightly over so I didn't have to stop every time I pulled the spool through.
The key is to keep the yarn tight, so if you need to take a break for any reason, just pin the yarn strand in place with a push pin.
At the end, I added another dab of glue and a push pin to make sure the yarn was secure. I've read several other tutorials that said it took people 2-3 hours to wrap the wreath completely, but I was done in an hour. Perhaps it was because I wrapped the yarn around several times and then would tighten? Who knows, but it went by really quickly for me. Here was my finished product.
Initially, I wanted my final product to look very similar to the wreath I posted about in August. But after finding some unused wire from my wedding, I got another idea. A little bending (and ribbon that I also already owned) later, and this is what I had created.
I'm not sure that this will be the final look, but I like it right now :) What do you think? I think it will look great hanging outside Cohen's hospital door!