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DIY Yarn Rainbow Wreath

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Spread some cheer with this fun and colorful rainbow wreath!

Rainbow wreath made from yarn and pom poms.Today I’m sharing this simple tutorial for making a DIY Yarn Rainbow Wreath! Normally around this time of year, I hang up a nice spring-themed wreath, but this year I really felt like making something new with as many cheerful colors as I could! Earlier this year I created this fun St. Patrick’s Day wreath and really loved the rainbow part. This new wreath is really similar but can be hung up any time of the year.

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For this project I decided to use supplies I had on hand. Instead of a foam wreath form, I used a wire one. This actually worked out really well since the wire wreath form is divided into 6 equal parts. I used 12 different yarn colors, 2 colors per section, and was able to skip all the measuring that I would have needed to do for a foam wreath form.

Red, pink, orange and yellow yarn are wrapped around the top corner of a wreath form.

The final touch was adding some cute pom poms! You could also add yarn flowers, my first thought, but the pom poms are so quick, they won! Below is the tutorial. This is a great project to spread some rainbow cheer in your neighborhood. 

Yarn pom poms are attached to a rainbow wreath.

Supplies Needed:

Step By Step Tutorial:

Step One: Wrap the wreath form in yarn!

Since this wire wreath form was already divided into 6 equal sections, I decided to use 12 different yarn colors, two for each section. 6 colors of yarn would also be easy to use, one color per section. The only tricky part was going over the wire that divided each section. This required me to layer up the yarn quite a bit to get over the wire. I ended up laying the yarn across the entire section so there wasn’t a bump going over the divider.

Start each section of yarn by tying the end of your yarn to part of the wire wreath in a knot. End each section with another knot or use fabric glue.

Red yarn is wrapped around a wire wreath form.

Orange yarn is tied in a knot around a wire wreath form after a section of red yearn.

Repeat for each color until the wreath is covered.Blue yarn is wrapped around a wreath form.

Dark blue yarn is wrapped around a wreath form next to a section of lighter blue yarn.

Below you can see my wreath with all of the colors added!

A wreath form with yarn wrapped around it color-blocked sections.

Step Two: Add Pom-Poms!

This step is optional but super fun – add some pom-poms! Create pom-poms that match the yarn section they will be on. I added four pom-poms total – 1 pink, 2 red and 1 salmon colored pom. I used my pom-pom maker to create them as half-poms with long tails. I was able to tie the pom-poms on without any adhesive, but you could also use fabric glue to attach them.

Yarn pom poms are attached to a rainbow wreath.

Below is a graphic I created a couple years ago showing how you can make your own pom-poms with just a piece of cardboard. This is a great way to make pom-poms without an actual pom-pom maker. 

Inforgraphic showing how to make a pom pom out of yarn and a slim piece of cardboard.

Step Three: Add a yarn loop for hanging and your wreath is ready to be hung up!

A green loop of yarn is added to the top of a yarn rainbow wreath.

Rainbow DIY Yarn Wreath Tutorial

If you’re looking for more ways to spread cheer to your neighborhood, check out my free printable Thank You Helpers signs! :) Stay safe, crafty friends!

Happy Crafting! -Kim

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