While I still have a slight obsession with felt crafts, this season I’m quite taken by the challenge of creating simple, fast holiday ornaments, decor, and gifts from yarn. Let me be clear upfront: I have no idea what the difference is between this yarn or that — I simply see a bundle of yarn in colors that I like, and I buy it. So if you ask me what type of yarn I purchased for this particular craft, my answer is: pretty.
My first holiday craft of the season: yarn wreath ornaments/gift embellishments. These are so easy to make, and truly do not require any special skill, special materials, or patience (which I believe is a very special skill when it comes to so many DIY holiday crafts and gifts these days! Oof!).
* Thick white cardstock (my fave: 118# Conqueror cardstock)
* 2″ and 1″ to 1.5″ medium-sized hole punches. You can use round, as I did, but I think square or other shapes would be fun!
Cut wreath shapes using two hole punches: first punch the larger circle hole punch, then take the remaining circle and center it into the second, smaller hole punch and punch out a donut hole. I honestly think it almost looks better when the center hole isn’t perfectly centered, so don’t aim for perfection here. I actually experimented with two different sizes in the photo below.
Cut a very, very, very long strand of yarn. Holding one end down, start wrapping the yarn around and through the hole of the wreath cardstock. Keep doing this, making sure that you keep the strands wound tightly next to one another, until you have covered the entire surface of the cardstock. Tie the two ends into a double knot to create an ornament hanging loop, taking care not to rip the yarn while doing so.
Tie a small strand of yarn in a coordinating color into a bow toward the top of your wreath.
Voila! Super easy, adorable DIY yarn wreath ornaments.
You can also use these to embellish holiday gifts, hang a strand of them all together in different colors to create a yarn wreath garland, or embellish holiday cards with them.
Happy holiday crafting!