I'm sure you have all alredy figured this out, but in case you haven't, I'm going to let you in on a little secret- when it comes to crafting, I like to take the easy way out. It's true. If it involves a great amount of skill to accomplish, I'm probably not interested. Give me something I can sit in front of the tv and make while I'm watching Bones, and I'm your girl.
Enter the yarn wreath. My sister and I made our first attempt at these a couple of months ago. They were super easy to make, and they turned out great. Last night, I decided to make another one, and post a little tutorial for you.
-hot glue gun
-embellishments: buttons, different colored yarn, etc
You can find wreath forms like the one I used, at Michael's or any other craft store. I prefer the green kind like the one below, as they seem to hold up better than others that I've tried.
Before starting, I would recommend cutting several long lengths of yarn off the larger ball. It's much easier to wrap this way. Trying to continuously pull one long piece from the ball without cutting it gets really annoying, and you usually end up with your yarn in giant knots.
Take one of the long pieces you've cut and glue one end to the back of the form. Begin wrapping the yarn tightly around it, repeating until you've come to the end of the yarn. Glue the other end to the back, and repeat the process until you've made it all the way around the wreath.
You will have to really pull tight on the yarn to make it look nice. You'll know you are doing it right, if you have a hard time seeing each individual wrap of yarn. It should almost look like felt.
Once you've covered your wreath, you can set about adding embellishments. For one of mine, I used another color of yarn, and some pearl pins. For the other, I used a fabric flower that I made a long time ago, but hadn't found a use for. This is the fun part. You can get really creative with the stuff you add to your wreath. If you're looking for some inspiration, just head over to etsy. There are some sellers there making really amazing wreaths like this.
Like I said, this another really easy craft that anybody could do. If you end up giving it a try, I would love to see pictures of how yours turns out!