Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Braided Yarn Wreath Tutorial

I've seen so many of those lovely yarn wreaths tutorials throughout blog land that I decided to try my hand at it - only with a twist...literally!

I did the traditional three strand braiding and then wrapped that very, very long braided strand around a wreath form. In this case, I used a straw one.

When I got to the end of a strand, I just tied another strand of yarn onto the end and kept going. This made for little nubbies showing, but I think it adds to the cuteness of the wreath.


This is also a great way to use up yarn! Someone gave me a ton of yarn, and I used a lot of it up for this pretty!


The thing I like about this braided yarn wreath is that it's pretty in and off itself, but it also looks great with embellishments added to it. For now, I've tied some of my paper mache eggs onto it. After Easter is over, I might put on some fabric or dried flowers...or just leave it as it is.

Now this did take a fair amount of time with all the braiding and wrapping, but it's a simple enough project to do while you're watching TV.

Linking up to the Craft Challenge Link Up Spring at Crystal's Craft Spot,

and the following awesome link parties FFA party at Sassy Sites and Today's Creative Blog:

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Entered into the spring craft projects contest at:

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26 comments:

  1. Super Cute! I never thought of braiding it first, thats a really cool touch! Can't wait to see what else you share with us!

    Erin
    agirlandhercraftbox.blogspot.com

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  2. I love it! So perfect for easter! Thanks for linking to our YARN IT ALL party! :]

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  3. Wow! That must have taken FOR.EV.ER! Those tiny tiny braids add so much interest. Great job!
    Thanks for linking to our yarn it all party!

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  4. Blog hopping! I'm your new follower and would love a follow back! www.adeliciousobsession.com Thanks!

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  5. love how the braiding adds so much more texture than just using the yarn! Great job.
    xoxo,
    Amy
    visiting from tatertots and jello

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  6. Oh that's so cool!!! What a great idea to braid the yarn. Awesome! I'm going to follow you now because I like that idea so much. :-)

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  7. I really like this one. I can get yarn super-cheap at Saver's but it's not always nice enough to use to knit with. This is a perfect use for it! Thanks for posting :-)

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  8. What a fun yarn wreath!! Those colors are just perfect for spring.
    Thanks so much for linking it up to Think Pink Sundays at Flamingo Toes!

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  9. THe braiding makes it look so cool. I've been wanting to try a yarn wreath for a while. I think I'm going to do it this way.

    Ellie
    http://homestitched.blogspot.com

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  10. Love the braid idea! The colors all came together so nicely. Thanks for linking up!

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  11. so pretty. I love your twist. I used to braid yarn all the time when I was little.

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  12. Very nice! I'd love for you to link up at Inspire Me Mondays @ Singing Three Little Birds!
    http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2011/03/inspire-me-monday_28.html

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  13. Very Neat!I'd love it if you would
    link up over at the glitter party! http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/03/weekly-tues-thurs-link-party.html

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  14. You are doing SO MANY great things with your braided yarn lately! Cute wreath! Thanks for linking up at The Little Birdie! :)

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  15. I love the little Easter eggs you attached to the wreath. These yarn wreaths are so darn cute. I got to add this to my list. Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten!

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  16. hiya , great use of yarn and it turned out gorgeous tfs
    xmaggiex

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  17. love it, the color is perfect for spring. thanks for sharing it at my party!

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  18. Thank you all for your nice comments! I'd love to see if you make your own version of a braided yarn wreath. :)

    Cheers,
    Tracy - All Thumbs Crafts

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  19. Ooh, its totally cute! Thanks for linking it up with my Show and Share party.

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  20. Pretty and so soft looking! Thanks for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence.

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  21. very spring-y!

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

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  22. thanks a lot for sharing and linking up! can't wait to see what you'll share this week!

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  23. Hi there! Super cute wreath! I seemed to have lost your emails, can you resend to me? Oh and count me in!

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  24. I like that your eggs can be changed out with flowers so the wreath has life beyond Easter!

    Glad you stopped by at the Creative Juice party. Thanks for linking up!

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