This season, I’m counting down to Christmas with 12 Days of Crafts! Since early December is the time when many of us start decorating, I’m kicking of the series with this yarn wound wreath. Enjoy!


  • Circular Styrofoam wreath form
  • One skein of yarn
  • Ribbon
  • Paperclips
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Embellishments (flowers, leaves, etc.)


Wrap your yarn around a paper clip so that it is secure.
Push the paper clip into the back of your Styrofoam wreathe near the inner edge of the wreath.

Start wrapping your yarn around the form, making sure to keep the yarn close together (you don’t want any white from the foam form showing).

Wrap around until you reach the final loop. Then, similar to the beginning, cut the yarn off from the skein, and wrap around a paper clip, this time opening the paper clip up with needle nose pliers.

Push the paper clip into the back of the wreath to secure.

Wrap your ribbon around a section of the wreath and tie a bow at the top for hanging.

Adorn your wreath with any embellishment by sticking the items directly into the form or gluing onto to the yarn.

Hang and be merry!

I’ll be sharing a new craft every day for the next two weeks , so stay tuned! What holiday crafts are you doing this year?

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