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Learn how to make a wreath with rainbow yarn, by tying yarn onto a wire ring with a larks head knot, and using stiffening spray to hold shape.
One of the easiest types of knots to learn is a lark’s head knot; it is a basic macrame knot and one that’s used in many craft projects like this DIY yarn wall hanging and the mini version we made.
Today, we are going to use the same lark’s head knot and tie yarn onto a metal ring to make a wreath with rainbow yarn!
Here’s how to do it.
How to Make a Wreath with Rainbow Yarn
Step 1: Gather Supplies
Step 2: Cut yarn sections slightly longer than twice the length you want the yarn part of your wreath to be.
The lark’s head knot involves folding the yarn in half and tying it onto the ring, so the yarn section will end up being about half as long as the yarn sections start out.
My yarn sections are 10-12″ long.
Step 3: Take 5 yarn pieces at one time and tie them onto the ring using a lark’s head knot.
Fold the yarn sections in half.
Start from the front and lay the looped part on top of the metal ring.
Bring it back, behind the metal ring, and tuck the yarn tails into the loop.
Snug it up evenly until it is tight on the metal ring.
NOTE: Revisit this tutorial of mine if you need a refresher on the lark’s head knot.
Step 4: Repeat with 5 strands of the next color of yarn.
Create a lark’s head knot and snug it up tight next to the first knot of yarn.
Continue to tie knots with 5 folded strands of yarn in the color pattern of your choice as you fill up the metal ring.
When it’s all filled up, it should look like this.
Step 5: Spray the yarn with stiffening spray according to the bottle’s directions, and let it dry.
Check to see if you are able to pick up the wreath without the yarn falling all over the place.
If the yarn is still floppy, spray it with a second coat and let it dry.
Step 6: Once the yarn is stiff enough, use scissors to trim the outside of the wreath to make the yarn even.
Once that’s done, it’s ready to hang!
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You can experiment with different thicknesses of yarn, and the number of yarn strands you use in each lark’s head knot; the results will vary if you do!
It’s pretty neat to see how yarn, which is normally flimsy, can stick straight out of this wreath with the help of stiffening spray!
Give it a try, and if you do, let me see a photo of your creation!
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