50 Beautiful Yarn Craft Tutorials {yarn wreaths, pom poms, decor}


50 Yarn Tutorials

Crafting with yarn is HOT right now!   Here are 50 yarn craft ideas complete with pictured tutorials on yarn wreaths to make, yarn letters, how to make pom poms,  yarn garlands, even yarn covered bangles.

DIY decorating with yarn is all the rage by using yarn balls as party decor, making yarn chandeliers, and even using it for gift wrapping.   Look no further as I’ve hooked you up with complete picture tutorials of the most beautiful yarn crafts.  Enjoy!

DIY Yarn Wreaths

Red White Blue DIY Yarn Wreath Tutorial

1.  Red and White Yarn Wreath ~  Celebrate the 4th of July or Memorial Day in style with this adorable Red, White and Blue Yarn Wreath.  All you need is a Straw or Styrofoam wreath. Yarn. Felt. Ribbon, and a Hot Glue Gun.

Flag Bunting Rainbow Yarn Wreath

2.  Flag Bunting Rainbow Yarn Wreath ~  An adorable rainbow colored wreath embellished with felt fabric flowers and a bunting flag. Darling!

DIY Yarn Wreaths

Yarn Wreaths To Make

3.  DIY Deep Teal Yarn Wreath ~ This yarn wreath was super easy and inexpensive to make. I had most of the items on hand, so for the wreath, yarn and fabric.

4.  Yellow Yarn Wreath with Felt Flowers ~  You can use just one color, 2 colors, or multiple colors.  This wreath is a mustard yarn color and a yarn that was a brown/cream mix.

5.  DIY Ruffles and Yarn Fall Wreath Tutorial ~ The other great thing about this wreath- it’s super durable.   Here is what you need: Yarn, Foam wreath form, 1/2 yard of felt, Scissors, needle and thread, and Hot glue.

Elegant Felt Flower Yarn Wreath

6.  Elegant Felt Flower Yarn Wreath ~  I purchased a 12″ foam wreath, 1 bundle of pumpkin colored yarn, and 5 sheets of cream colored felt to create this little beauty.

7.  How to Crochet A Simple Yarn Wreath ~ If you find yourself needing just one more wreath, look no further. I have a bold, but simple, wreath project for you.  All you need is: a wreath form (mine is foam & 10?), some thick yarn (I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick), and a 10.00mm (N) hook.

How To Make Yarn Wreaths

8.  Hello Banner Yarn Wreath ~  Neutral brown, blue, and yellow yarn wreath with fabric flowers and an adorable “hello” banner.

9.  How to Make a Yarn & Felt Wreath ~ How to create a grey, orange, and green yarn wreath with felt flowers.  If you like the look of the “x’s” on the wreath, take coordinating yarn and wrap it around in one direction.

10.  5-Point Flower Yarn Wreath ~  A dark brown, tan, and mustard yellow cozy yarn wreath embellished with 5-point felt flowers.

Felt Pom Pom Yarn Wreath

11.  Felt Pom Pom Yarn Wreath ~ White, red, and pink yarn wreath with pictured instructions on how to create this adorable felt pom pom yarn wreath.

12.  Monogrammed Yarn & Flower Wreath ~  A light blue yarn wreath with a big letter M as a monogram right in the middle.  A fun way to personalize your yarn wreath.

Comfy Cozy Yarn Wreath

13.  Comfy Cozy Yarn Wreath ~  A red, yellow, and green Stripy Comfy Cozy Wreath with no sewing, gluing, painting, podging, cooking, pleating, ironing or SWEARING required.

Yellow and Grey Yarn Wreath with Flower

14.  Grey, Blue, and Yellow Yarn Wreath ~ A simple project and learn how to make a yarn wreath for a baby’s nursery.

15.  Yellow and Grey Yarn Wreath with Flower ~ A darling yellow and grey yarn wreath with large flower on it and some other embellishments which match her house for year-round decor.

DIY Yarn Wreath

16.  Purplicious Wreath Tutorial ~ The mix of purples that I used just get me in the mood for spring-like weather and I couldn’t resist.

17.  Pink DIY Yarn Wreath ~ A flirty and girly pink yarn wreath and all you will need is yarn, a foam wreath, 2 types of fabric, and some pearl beads.

Bird & Flower Yarn Wreath

18.  Bird & Flower Yarn Wreath ~ Wrapping a wreath in yarn is a simple and relaxing pastime.  To begin, take a straw wreath base form and wrap it snugly with either batting, masking tape or an open-weave fabric like linen.

Heart Styrofoam Wreath

19.  Heart Styrofoam Wreath ~ A heart-shaped foam piece and wrapped it up in fluffy red yarn I had around the house and decoupaged an old frame to create this fun framed yarn heart wall decoration.

Yarn Wreath Plaque

20. Yarn Wreath Plaque ~ I love all the different textures in this project from the wood to the yarn to the burlap rosettes.

DIY  Yarn Wrapped Letters

Yarn Words

21.  Cursive Yarn Words ~ Spell any word with wire reinforced clothesline then tie yarn onto beginning of word and wrap around wire.

22.  DIY  Yarn Wrapped Letters ~  You can give ordinary objects a cool and aesthetic look simply by wrapping them in yarn and best of all this technique is inexpensive and easy to do.  All you will need is a paper mache or wooden letter, yarn, scissors and a glue gun.

23.  How to Make Fabric Flower Yarn Letters ~  All you need is yarn, felt, white sticks, and letter to make these heather grey yarn as it looks like a cozy sweater.  These were made as teacher gifts.

24.  Framed Mini Yarn Letters ~  Use colors and yarns of your choice and make this a special gift for the mommy-to-be. Such a wonderful addition for the baby’s nursery!

DIY Yarn Chandeliers

DIY Yarn Chandeliers

Do you want to learn how to make fabulous yarn chandeliers like this one? Then here are two amazing tutorials to get you started!

25.  How to Make Yarn Chandeliers ~ I know you’ve seen these Yarn Chandeliers all around the web. They are so dreamy and seemed simple enough to recreate so I finally sat down and decided to do it this past weekend. All you need is acrylic yarn, Elmers glue, corn startch, round balloons, vaseline, a pan, a dowel rod.

26.  Look at all of the amazing party decor and picture opportunities with amazing yarn balls!

DIY String Balloon Decorations

27.  DIY String Balloon Decorations  ~ These balloons are guaranteed not to pop at your party and don’t require any helium.

Make Stuff Yarn Craft Room Decor

Yarn Decorating

28.  Make Stuff Yarn Craft Room Decor ~  Here’s an easy tutorial on how to create this “Make Stuff” sign which is perfect for your craft room.

Yarn Party Food Dessert Table Decor

29.  Yarn Party Food Table Decor ~  Knotted in love was the name of this yarn filled bridal shower celebrating the bond of love that is leading the couple into marriage.  The food table was back dropped by another colorful yarn creation complete with the word LOVE knotted within the layers.

DIY Yarn Ombre Lamp Shade Tutorial

30.  Yarn Ombre Lamp Shade ~ Ombre is all the rage right now and this yarn lampshade was the perfect project. And it is SUCH an easy, high impact DIY lamp shade.

Yarn Bracelets

Yarn Bracelets

31. Nautical Stripe Yarn Wrapped Bracelets ~ I picked up cheap acrylic bangles at local church thrift stores for $1-$2 each. I had Cascade 220 wool yarn on hand which gives the bracelets a fuzzy look. Think about using cotton if you want the to wear the bracelets year around or want less fuzz.

32.  DIY Anthropologie Purl One Bracelet ~ These bracelets are a clever way to use up small amounts of yarn and old chain necklaces to make beautiful handmade gifts for any occasion.

Yarn Wrapped Bracelets

33.  Chunky Yarn Bangle Bracelet ~ There are a ton of ways you can customize your own jewelry.  You can get fancy and crisscross the gold cord around the bracelet. Or why not fully wrap the bangle in multiple colors instead of just one?

34.  DIY Yarn Wrapped Bangles ~ To make this fabulous yarn wrapped bangle, all you’ll need is  a bangle blank (pick one up at the craft store, or use an old bangle that needs a facelift), yarn, hot glue gun.

DIY Decor Tutorial: Ice Cream Scoop Yarn Balls

Yarn Crafting

35.  DIY Decor Tutorial: Playful Yarn Balls ~  Here are a couple examples of a fun obsession with yarn balls, my favorite is the “ice cream scoops” for a Vintage Sweet Shoppe Baby Shower.

4 Yarn Craft Tutorials

36.  Recycle: Pencil Holder {Tutorial} ~ If you happened to find some paper cores or paper tubes from your kitchen, toilet, badminton court, craft room or writing table, please don’t throw them away, recycle them into these yarn wrapped pencil holder.

37.  How To Make Yarn Trees ~ Using styrofoam trees from the dollar tree, just dab some glue at the bottom of the tree and start wrapping the yarn around.

38.  Make Yarn Baby Carrots ~ These adorable yarn carrots by Carolyn at Carolyn’s Homework are so simple that you can make an entire plate of them in one brief sitting, and if you have scraps of orange and green yarn on hand.

39.  How to Make Yarn Baskets ~ This is such a fun activity for kids and all you need is a bowl, plastic wrap, yarn, and a few bottles of Elmers glue.

Rainbow Yarn Gift Wrap

Yarn Gift Wrapping

40.  Rainbow Yarn Gift Wrap ~  I couldn’t find the original link to this idea, but I absolutely love the rainbow colors and unique gift wrapping and how simple yarn transforms the gift.

Yarn Gift Wrapping

41.  Yarn & Popsicle Stick Gift Tag ~ The design is fairly simple – one stick to use for a holiday message, another for “FROM” and the last one for the “TO” information.

42.  Homemade Yarn Pom Pom Gift Wrap ~ I love pompoms and they’re so fun to make, and add a quirky crafty feel to anything – especially parcels.  Here’s how to turn a boring brown paper gift wrap into something fun and lovely.

43.  DIY Yarn Gift Wrap ~ Here are some gift wrap solutions that will save you from buying expensive gift wrapping supplies. Just start with shipping paper or grocery bags and some yarn.

Pom Pom Flowers Tutorial

Pom Pom Flowers

44.  Pom Poms, a very simple tutorial ~ Pom poms can be used for gift wrapping, home decor, parties, necklaces, and for any occasion that needs a “poof” of fun. And they can be made from yarn, ribbon, twine, tinsel…there are so many options!

How To Make Pom Pom Flowers

45.  Shaggy Pom Pom Flowers ~ Simple flower pom poms made out of yarn and hot glued to twigs from the back yard and placed in a few assorted glasses salvaged from a recent refrigerator clean out.

46.  Magenta Pom Pom Flower Tutorial ~ They are a simple, modern flower with a lovely texture, plus they’re easy to make in any color you like.

How to Make Pom Pom Flowers with your Fingers

47.  How to Make Pom Pom Flowers with your Fingers ~ This method makes slightly more yarn scraps, but you can recycle the scraps by using them as stuffing for craft projects, or you can put them in a small fabric pouch and add a few drops off lavender, rose, or another type of essential oil to make a drawer sachet.

Pom Pom Garland

Pom Pom Garland

48.  Pom Pom Garland Meets Gypsy Romance ~ This project is done completely by hand; no need to turn on the sewing machine. In fact, it’s a great activity to do in front of the TV or while waiting for the kids to finish practice.

49. How to Make Yarn Pom Pom Garland ~ It’s a super simple project that is perfect for some free time on the weekend [like today!] here’s what you’ll need: yarn, scissors, thread, and a sewing needle.

50.  DIY Pom Pom Garland Tutorial ~ Garlands instantly take a party up a notch, especially when they’re homemade. This pom pom one is a really easy one to make, requiring no special tools or skills.

DIY Pom Pom Garland with a Gadget

51.  DIY Pom Pom Garland with a Gadget ~ We adore pom poms and were beyond excited to discover the Clover Pom Pom Maker, which allows you to crank out pom poms of all sizes and 10 times faster than the conventional method.

Pom Pom Scarf or Garland Tutorial

52.  Pom Pom Scarf or Garland Tutorial ~ his scarf is so adorable on a child.  I love the red pink and white colors, but you can use any color combo you like.

More Decor Ideas

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  1. Thanks for all these pretty wreaths are my favorite decoration I’ll be busy for a long time.

  2. Can you believe how many full tutorials of yarn craft projects that I found. I’m still blown away at the talent of these amazing women.

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