I’m sitting here in our QVC host lounge typing today’s blog and I smell like philosophy! It’s delicious! I hope you were able to join me for today’s show. :)
Good news! The DIY craft for this Wednesday’s You’re Home with Jill is DONE! And, here’s the finished piece…what do you think?
Isn’t that fun!? Whether you make it for your own home or you plan on making it a hostess or general holiday gift, there’s not much too this…just a few drops of hot glue and a lot of Styrofoam! :) Many thanks to the girls over at Two Junk Chix, who made the wreath that got my creative juices flowing.
Here’s how you make one like mine:
• 10” Styrofoam wreath
• 15-20 Styrofoam balls (2” & 2-1/2”)
• 3 balls of brightly colored yarn
• Burlap sheet
• Hot glue gun
• Shatterproof ornaments
• Ribbon bow
• 12” piece of matching ribbon
1. Wrap the burlap around the wreath and cut it to fit. Then, hot glue the fabric to the wreath. (This step is really optional—I just felt like I had to cover the Styrofoam with something!)
2. Start wrapping the yarn around the Styrofoam balls and stop when the ball is completely covered. Cut the yarn, then secure the end to the ball with hot glue. Repeat until all the balls are wrapped. I did this part while watching TV with my kids! (I went with three colors for my wreath, but feel free to pick your own colors. You can even buy Styrofoam wreaths and balls in many sizes. If you’d like to make a larger wreath, for example, shoot for a 12” or 16” base and upgrade to 3” or 4” balls so it’s to scale.)
3. Before you glue the balls onto the base, map out where everything should go. I tried to space out my colors and the various-sized balls, but in the end, a little spontaneity looks great! When you’re ready, glue the yarn-balls in place.
4. Then, take your ornaments and stick them in anywhere you like. Secure them with more hot glue. Remember—the more random the placement, the better it will look in the end! (No need to use shatterproof if you have ornaments on hand—I just plan to use this wreath again and wanted it to hold up!)
5. When everything seems dry, flip the wreath over and hot glue both ends of the ribbon to the base (to create a hanging loop).
6. When the loop is dry, flip the wreath back over and hot glue the ribbon to the top. And you’re done!
I hope you have fun with this. It’s a great way to use up some old yarn you may have on hand or a great decoration you can make this year and use it for many holidays to come.
If you’re looking for more DIY Christmas decorations, don’t forget to check out my DIY page on QVC.com. And, in case you didn’t see my videos on setting your holiday table and making a holiday centerpiece, here you are!
See you on YHJ tomorrow night at 6pm ET.
From my home to yours,
Great Idea!!! i I am a knitter so i am going to use mine in my craft room all year around..instead of ornaments going to add a pair of knitting needles.
I love this wreath--I go out with my girlfriends for an evening out an I am going to make
these as small gifts. One likes browns--one jewel--I think I will add bronze decorations to the brown. Maybe an all white--Hair dresser likes greys and black. Combinations are limitless.
I am so excited to get my supplies and start.
Keep those ideas coming.
Love your show
Hi Jill, I just saw your "Yarn Ball Wreath". That Is The Most Gorgeous Wreath I Have Ever Seen! .. and you know how much I love making a wreath! I'm gonna try it and send you a picture when it's done. Thanks for sharing! It is fabulous! See you tonight! Kathi
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I love it! I too am a knitter, & have tons of left-over yarn that can now be put to good use! Thanks for your ideas - they don't seem too difficult - even for a beginner!
Jill, gorgeous wreath-I think I will make two with my niece. She can give it to my mom, her grandma, for christmas, and I will give it to my Stampin Up hostess, that I make cards, etc. with monthly. Great idea!!!
This wreath is adorbs!! I can't wait to make mine. I can only hope it comes out half as good as yours did! Great job, Jill, and thank you for sharing this DIY!
This is SO adorable! Heading to Michaels to make this for Christmas! thanks Jill! So PRESH!
Hi Jill, Thanks so much for sharing.......I am going to make a red and white wreath for Valentine's Day and I will add hearts to it!! LOOOOve !
Jill, I LOVE the wreath--great job! How long did it take you to complete it?
I may try to make it, but I don't have much patience when it comes to crafts.
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