Handmade Gift: {Christmas Yarn Wreath}

I signed up for a Handmade Gift exchange this year over at Craftaholics and I thought I’d post a few pics of the gift I made for my partner, Emily. She wanted something to add to her Christmas decor, and she mentioned she didn’t really have anything cute for her front door or mantel, so I made her a simple yarn wreath.

 Here are a few close up shots of the flowers on my Christmas wreath.
I made one from cream-colored burlap, one with a cream chiffon rose trim (you can get it at Joanns or Hobby Lobby), and one with some leftover red satin ribbon. The red felt flower was the easiest and most fun to make! Here is the tutorial I used, over at A Pumpkin and a Princess. The holly berries and leaves are also made with felt. Then I just added a few small branches of glitter berries, and voila!
If you haven’t tried one of these yet, you really should! They are all over blogland, and there are a ton of tutorials to show you how :) I tried my very first yarn wreath earlier this year in another gift swap with my friend Natalie, at Natalie’s Sentiments. For this one, I used a small styrofoam heart wreath form, wrapped it with gray yarn, and added some yellow and cream felt flowers. Easy peezy!

Here is the wreath hanging in Natalie’s bedroom
My favorite part of homemade gift swaps is getting a package in the mail with your name on it {that is not your baby’s diapers from Amazon, or the vacuum cleaner you had to send in to get fixed.} Although, I have to admit, I was pretty excited to get my Shark Vac and Steam back a few days ago!
I love knowing that someone made something just for me that I get to enjoy :)
I hope you are having fun making presents for your friends and loved ones this Christmas season!

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  1. says

    I LOVE your wreath! Makes we want to go home and make one just like it! I love the different fabrics you used for the flowers. Really makes it elegant and fun!

  2. says

    You two are SUPER sweet!!! Love this post! Your wreaths turned out BEAUTIFUL!! I still haven’t made a yarn wreath yet! I need to add that to my “must do” list!!! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

    XO, Aimee from ItsOverflowing

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