I tried my hand at a yarn wreath way back in October and I loved the results. That time around I used a foam wreath form from the craft store which cost me around $4 and honestly took forever…weaving the yarn over and under.
This time I got smart (I know I stole this idea from somewhere) and spent a whopping $0.50 on some tube wrapping stuff from Home Depot. It was quicker this go around because I didn’t round it up until I got pretty much towards the end.
The supplies. I opted for a gray/black yarn because I wanted a wreath I could keep up for most of the year instead of a seasonal one that I had to change all the time. Our roof is a charcoal gray metal one and eventually we will have gray trim around all our windows too. Our front porch step is also going to be painted either black or a dark gray so I wanted to bring all that together.
(I actually only ended up using one of those variegated yarns. Not sure what made me think it would take two.)
And here is the end result! Pardon our horrible, horrible red front door. We are on the hunt for a salvaged one, but haven’t found the right one yet (aka, one for less than $500) so this is how it looks where it’s going to be for a while. And yes, it really is that red.
I looked high and low for some wooden numbers using this wreath as my inspiration:
but couldn’t find any anywhere. I opted to print out some templates from the computer and use some felt for the numbers. I stitched two layers together and eventually they will match the color of our house if it ever gets painted.