IS#3: Holiday Cheer

This Inspiration Saturday post is coming to you a bit later in the day due an enjoyable company holiday party that went pretty late last night. To continue with the holiday theme, I thought I’d post some really neat yarn-related wreaths I’ve been seeing around the internet (thank you, Pinterest).

Style 1: Embellished, yarn-wrapped tubes

Image from Design Apothecary blog, wreaths sold on Etsy (follow links in blog).

This style of wreath seems to be the simplest to make. From what I understand, you purchase a wreath-shaped bit of styrofoam and wrap yarn around it until it’s completely covered. Then you embellish it with festive things that you either purchase or create, like pom-poms or felt flowers. I’m particularly in love with #2 above. I like the effect of that teal yarn over the white. You can get even more creative with the wrapping part, like this one:

Image from Homemaking Honey blog.

I adore the felted diamonds, such a great argyle effect!

Style 2: Yarn balls and ornaments

Image from Recaptured Charm, with a tutorial!

This style seems like it involves more supplies and might take a bit more time, each of those yarn balls consists of yarn wrapped around a styrofoam ball and then glued into place on a wire wreath form, but it creates such a wonderful Christmas-y effect that it just might be worth the effort.

Style #3: Handknit holiday wreath:

Image from True Brit Knits blog.

This is the Hampstead Wreath, which is a pattern being offered for charity to help CityMeals NY with Hurricane Sandy relief (until 1/1/13). There are some really great ones on Ravelry to check out. The body of the wreath is knit and sewn together over foam pipe lagging, then pom-pomed like crazy. It’s knit with super bulky yarn so I bet it’s a pretty quick project.

To see more wreaths, this Pinterest poster has a whole boatload of yarn wreaths on her board for all sorts of holidays. Also, this blog has a few I really like posted. Finally, the Mommy Loves Coffee blog has a good tutorial showing the materials she used to make her yarn wreath, including a pom-pom tutorial.

What’s been inspiring you lately? Link your blog below to join in and share!

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11 thoughts on “IS#3: Holiday Cheer

  1. Ohh I never actually thought about a yarn/knitted wreath. Thank you so much for sharing! I may have to make an IS post tonight, because I have some ornaments I want to make (but no photos or nothing done yet). We'll see. Happy Saturday!

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  2. How cool!! I've seen the yarn-wrapped wreaths before, but never a full-out knitted one. Love how the pompoms make it look so cute and fun. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I made a yarn wreath this year after seeing hundreds of pictures on pinterest. I love it but I'm kind of regretting not having knitted one – the cables look beautiful and it would've been much more fun than spending over an hour just wrapping yarn around and around and around 😉

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