I have been working on my Christmas mantel for a while now, and I’m almost done. I just finished my yarn ball wreath. I’ll show you the whole mantel in a few days. I’m still working on stocking holders and stockings!
Here is what you will need:
hot glue gun
First you will take a Styrofoam wreath and wrap it in yarn.
Next, I wadded up newspaper and wrapped yard around it until all the newspaper was covered and it was a ball shape. With newspaper you can keep squishing it until it is almost a perfect ball! I chose to do this in 3 different colors, off white and red. I threw in some twine for a change in texture and I love how it turned out!
I added my burlap strap before I glued the balls on that part so that it would be behind all the yarn balls! Then you just start gluing the balls to the wreath and to each other until you are happy with it!
WARNING: it is very easy to keep making balls to fill in the gap! You get to a point where you just have to quit : )
This is a little time consuming to wrap all the balls, I did it in the kitchen in between life, lol… and I did it a lot while watching TV with the kids and hubby.
It was totally worth all the work! I love it on my mantel. I’m thinking Christmas year round! : )