I was walking through the yarn aisle in Hobby Lobby and came across this wonderfully squishy Yarn Bee Eternal Bliss Yarn! It is a 7 weight jumbo yarn and was just too soft and pretty to not take home with me!
I only bought one skein because I had no idea what I was going to do with it. 🙂 Then I remembered that I had this 8-inch wire wreath frame that I had gotten at Dollar Tree – it came in a package of 2 for $1.00 and I thought it would be perfect to use with this yarn.
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It’s super easy to make this wreath! All you have to do is leave a tail about 8-inches long and begin wrapping the yarn around the wreath. I forgot to take a picture while I was wrapping (it went so quickly!), but just wrap around the entire wreath keeping the yarn close together. When you’ve completed wrapping the entire wreath, cut your yarn, again leaving about an 8-inch tail. Tie the end of the yarn to the beginning tail with a double knot on the back of the wreath. Using a crochet hook, pull the ends of the yarn under the wrapped yarn.
Tip: because the huge skein doesn’t fit through the center of the 8-inch wreath, I pulled out a long strand of yarn and started wrapping from the skein out – using the skein as the beginning tail. Then the actual beginning end of the skein will be the end of your wrapping. I hope that makes sense! 😳 You could also cut a very long strand of yarn (maybe 5-6 yards, I didn’t measure so I’m not exactly sure on the length) before beginning to wrap your wreath. If you’re using a larger wreath frame, the skein should fit through the center as you are wrapping.
Using 5/8″ buffalo plaid ribbon (this is similar to what I used), I slipped the ribbon under the yarn and tied a bow. I used thin black twine (I had the twine is my stash, thin ribbon would work great, too) to tie a 1.25″ jingle bell onto the knot of the bow – craft stores have jingle bells in their seasonal craft section right now. I slipped another piece of ribbon under the yarn on the back and tied it in a simple knot for a hanger.
I think it turned out super cute! And you should feel how squishy it is!!
Of course you could use a larger wire wreath frame or a styrofoam wreath form would work, too. The yarn comes in several different colors and ribbon choices are endless. I think it would also be cute with a snowflake hanging in the center.
I made two 8-inch wreaths with my one skein of yarn and have plenty left to make at least two more of that size. And don’t forget that Hobby Lobby puts their yarn on sale at 30% off every other week. 😉