Today we’re going to learn how to make an easy DIY chunky yarn wreath. This is one of the quickest to make and a super easy chunky yarn wreath I’ve ever made and it’s so warm and cozy looking. It’s a beautiful briaded yarn wreath that adds a cozy look to your home decor. Let’s learn how to make a yarn wreath with chunky yarn.
When I was shopping for yarn at Michael’s crafts to do my Clover Pom Pom Maker Tutorial, I came across this super soft and chunky yarn that I just couldn’t pass up! I had no idea what I was going to make with it but I bought it anyway.
I was just about to put it away in my craft room for another day and I came up with the idea for how to make a chunky yarn wreath. The yarn already has so much texture so a simple braid was all I needed. I absolutely love wreath making, don’t you?
To get started, I grabbed some of my dog’s hair elastics and a chip clip. Umm, what? Haha. Let’s make this easy chunky yarn wreath DIY and I’ll explain the hair ties and chip clip. Here’s what I used to make the wreath:
What Is The Best Chunky Yarn?
I tried making another braided yarn wreath with chunky blanket yarn. It didn’t have enough texture and I could hardly tell it was braided. I ended up taking it apart. I really think choosing the right yarn is key!
Supplies – How To Make A DIY Chunky Yarn Wreath
- A wreath frame – I used this style (More about WHY this frame works best below)
- Chunky, bulky or jumbo yarn – I used this chunky yarn. It nees texture!
- Rubberbands or even a thinner piece of yarn for tying the ends – I used these
- A chip clip is optional – more about that in a bit
How to Braid With Yarn – How To Make A Yarn Wreath
If you’re wondering how to make a chunky yarn wreath, I’m here to tell you it is so easy you won’t believe it. I cut three lengths of the chunky yarn and secured the ends with a small clear hair elastic. I attached the long chip clip so I could hang the yarn from a cabinet door to do the braiding. This just keeps the braid from twisting around in circles while I braid.
When you have long lengths of yarn, the hardest part is keeping it from getting tangled at the bottom as you braid. Be sure to take your time and untangle as you go so you don’t end up with a lot of knots.
When I was done braiding, I secured the ends with a rubber band again. I used a simple three-strand braid. Once your braid is complete, begin wrapping it around the wreath frame. Keep your braid kind of loose. Don’t pull things too tight.
- Secure the ends with an elastic
- Attach a clip and secure it to something so it doesn’t twist
- braid the yarn
- wrap the wreath
Adding More Yarn
Once I got about a quarter of the way around. I went back and tucked the end I started with behind the wraps of yarn in the back. Then I continued wrapping.
I ran out of braided yarn a couple of times and I just tucked the new ends behind again like when I started and you can’t even tell. Don’t sweat the length, it’s really forgiving to add more.
This is why the wreath frame I chose works best. You can tuck yarn behind easily since the fame is curved. If you use a styrofoam frame, it will likely create bumps on the back and make the wreath hang uneven.
Before you tuck the last end in, attach a piece of ribbon or yarn for hanging if you want.
It’s seriously so easy! I love the texture of this easy chunky yarn wreath. Before you go, don’t forget to subscribe to my blog or give me a follow on Pinterest. I’d love to show you more of my easy DIY projects! I hope you enjoyed this yarn wreath craft for your home decor as much as I do!