Wreath Tutorial

For my future {s-i-l}'s bridal shower, we wanted to give something unique.


What you will need:
- 2 bundles of yarn (team colors)
- Wooden letters
- Acrylic paint
- Paint brushes
- Hot glue gun
- Scissors
- 14x2 inch Styrofoam wreath

1. Paint the letters with the lightest of the two colors. I did 3 coats.

2. Once the letters dry, tape diagonal stripes on top. I used scotch tape because it was all I had, but masking tape is better.

3. Now, fill in the non-taped areas with the darker paint color.

4. Let paint dry completely. Once dried, remove the tape. You can now add whatever you would like free hand. I choose to add white polka dots and stripes.

This photo was taken before I went in and straightened all the lines. Once you figure out which direction you want to go with the design, you will then need to go over it again to perfect it. I did about 3 coats on each stripe and dot.

5. Next, mark you wreath into 6 equal sections with a pencil.

6. Now, take the wreath and begin wrapping the sections one at a time alternating colors. I did 2 layers of yarn per color to make it appear fuller.  When you get to the end of each color, glue down the loose yarn to the back of the wreath with your hot glue gun.

7. Once completely wrapped with yarn, glue on wooden letters. You can place them anywhere on the wreath. I choose the bottom left.


Custom orders always welcome too!


Here is a peak of the gift at the  shower.  
My {b-i-l} is obviously overly excited about this one!

If you have any questions on the tutorial, do not hesitate to ask!