How to make a yarn ball wreath

Adding a rustic touch to the home with a twig-based wreath is an easy way to highlight some seasonal flair. Why not kick it up a notch and put some of that extra yarn from the craft drawer to good use when you have the time? Requiring nothing more than some foam crafting balls and excess yarn, it’s possible to add a warm fall touch to a twig-wreath and bring a pop of color to the wall.
A DIY yarn ball wreath is a simple project that incorporates those easy-to-access crafting items such as yarn, scissors and glue alongside some natural accents including cotton wood blooms. Unique, seasonally specific and pleasing to the eye, a yarn ball wreath is a fun project with room to improvise. Stick to earth tones for a soothing look or go bold with brighter colors according to personal taste and style.
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Materials
- Light green yarn
- Dark green yarn
- 7 foam crafting balls of various sizes
- Hot-glue gun
- Scissors
- Small twig wreath
- 3 cotton blooms (real or artificial)
- 3 twist ties
- 2 decorative chopsticks
- Piece of crafting twine
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Instructions
1. Glue the end of a string of light green yarn to the center of a foam crafting ball. Continue wrapping the yarn around the ball until the surface is entirely covered. Glue the end of the yarn in place and cut away any excess string.
2. Repeat this process for six more foam balls of varying sizes and alternate yarn colors between light green and dark green.
3. Glue the largest yarn ball to the bottom left corner of a twig wreath.
4. Glue the remaining yarn balls in a cluster around the large yarn ball in a decorative, eye-pleasing arrangement.
5. Push the stem of a cotton bloom through the wreath to the right of the yarn ball cluster. Attach firmly to the backside of the wreath with a twist tie. Repeat with two other cotton blooms, attaching one to the left side of the yarn ball cluster and the third toward the top of the wreath.
6.Push two decorative chop sticks through the large yarn ball in an ‘x’ shape.
7. Loop a single piece of crafting twine around the top of the wreath opposite the yarn ball cluster as an attachment point.
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