Yarn and Succulent Wreath
This wreath has been a long time in the making. I knew I wanted to create a giant yarn crochet wreath, but once I had the yarn wrapped in place, it felt like the wreath was missing something. I waited for inspiration to come and finally after a few weeks, I had an idea. I had some faux succulents left over from the succulent necklace I made a couple of weeks ago so I decided that these cute succulents would be the perfect adornment for my yarn wreath.
This project is simple and quick and it combines two super-trendy crafting supplies: Giant yarn and succulents.
- 12 inch straw wreath base
- Giant yarn and crochet hook (purchased at Michaels)
- Faux succulents and airplants (also purchased at Michaels)
- E-6000 Glue
Make a slip know with the yarn around the crochet hook. Then, take the end of the yarn that is attached to the skein and loop it around the wreath base. Use the crochet hook to make a stitch on the outside of the wreath and then slip the skein of the yarn the other way through the wreath. Because the skein of yarn is so large, it doesn’t fit well through the hole in the center of the wreath base. I unraveled the skein about three feet at a time and pulled the length of yarn through the center of the wreath, made a crochet stitch and then pulled it back again. Repeat this going back and forth and it will make a neat looking fish tail pattern on the outside edge of the wreath.
Once you go all the way around the wreath base and get back to the beginning, tie off the yarn and weave it in on the backside of the wreath.
To add the succulents I poked a toothpick into the base of each plant. Then I pressed into the wreath, between the pieces of yarn.
I started with the airplants and then I added in the biggest succulents. Then, I filled in the gaps with the smaller plants.
The toothpicks worked just fine to secure the succulents but if you feel like your wreath needs more reinforcement, use the E-6000 glue to help the succulents stick. If you use glue make sure you leave it to dry for 24 hours.
When you are ready to hang your wreath use craft wire and wrap it around the wreath base and twist it secure to make a hook. Hide the wire by moving some of the yarn over it.
Hang it from a nail or screw in the wall.