I started with a green floral wreath. I thought I was going to go styrofoam, but this is much sturdier.
I then decided I would do an alternating stripe pattern around the wreath with light blue and charcoal yarn. But before beginning to wrap, I measured and marked how wide I wanted the stripes so that they would look uniform.
Then it was time to wrap! I started by hot gluing the end of the yarn to the back of the wreath, and began wrapping around until I reached the next measured marker. I glued the end to the back again, and snipped it off. I continued on then with the next color.
I made sure to pull the yarn nice and tight, and was constantly pushing it tighter together so that no green from the wreath had a chance to show through.
Once I had two colors down, I knew I wanted another design on top for a little pop of color. So I got out a royal blue yarn, and made a criss-cross pattern where the two stripes met.
I continued this pattern all the way around until the wreath was completely covered in yarn.
Once I was done with wrapping the wreath, I wanted some sort of decoration to give it some dimension. So I decided to make a couple felt dahlias! Using the same method I used in my post on the felt dahlia tutorial, I made a light blue felt dahlia. Then I made another charcoal dahlia, but skipped the outside layer of petals and only did the smaller two layers so I had a smaller dahlia.
I hot glued the flowers on at the bottom of the wreath, slightly off center.
Then to hang the wreath, I made a little yarn braid with two pieces of royal blue yarn, and one piece of light blue yarn.
Now my door looks so much happier and more inviting!