In today’s post: You can make this American flag loop yarn wreath in under an hour! Put it up for Memorial Day and keep it up until the Fourth of July.
So it turns out that if I find a craft idea for one holiday, I’m gonna just go ahead and do it for every single other holiday. I made a Valentine’s Day loop yarn wreath, then I made and Easter Bunny loop yarn wreath, so it just made sense to go ahead and make a Fourth of July loop yarn wreath (which works for Memorial Day too!). I’m already trying to figure out what my Halloween loop yarn wreath should look like…if you’ve got any great ideas, leave them in the comments!
Loop yarn is one of my favorite craft supplies. It’s a soft, machine washable yarn that has loops sewn into it, which makes it super easy to knit up gorgeous blankets using just your fingers. It also works well in crafts when you want to give something a fluffy texture, like this wreath. If you’ve never heard of it before, you should check out this post: Everything You Need to Know about Loop Yarn
Patriotic Loop Yarn Wreath Supplies
This is what you’ll need to make a red, white and blue loop yarn wreath:
- Wire wreath form (I used a 12 inch wreath form from Walmart, $2)
- Loop yarn: one ball each of red, white and blue
- Wood stars + white acrylic paint if you want to paint them
- Hot glue gun to attach the stars
- (optional) floral wire or pipe cleaners to attach the stars with
I used Bernat Alize Blanket EZ loop yarn, since I had red left over from my Valentine’s wreath and white left over from my Easter bunny wreath. The Blanket EZ yarn comes in large balls; if you buy one of each color you will have quite a bit left over. If you want to save money, you could purchase Lion Brand or Red Heart loop yarn instead, which come in smaller balls. It can be hard to find all three colors in stock at a store, so I’d recommend ordering your yarn online at Jo-Ann’s or on Amazon.
How to Make a Flag Loop Yarn Wreath
American Flag Loop Yarn Wreath
- Wire Wreath Form I used a 12 inch form
- 1 ball Red Loop Yarn
- 1 ball White Loop Yarn
- 1 ball Blue Loop Yarn
- Wood Stars painted white if desired
- Hot Glue
- floral wire optional
- Clip open the first loop on the blue loop yarn to create a tail. Tie the tail around the inside wire of the wreath form.
- Wrap the loop yarn around the wreath form, placing the entire ball of yarn through the middle of the wreath each time you wrap. Keep wrapping the blue yarn around the wreath form, keeping each loop tight against the one before it, until you have covered one quarter of the wreath form.
- Cut the blue loop yarn, leaving a short tail, and tie it off on the back of the wreath form. Cut a tail on the red loop yarn and tie it to the wreath form right next to where the blue yarn ends.
- Wrap the red yarn around the wreath form about 8-9 times, until it covers 1/12 of the form, to make a "stripe". You can think of your wreath like a clock: blue should cover from 12-4, then the first red stripe covers 4-5. DO NOT CUT THE RED YARN. Tie on the white yarn right next to the red yarn that you've wrapped.
- Start wrapping white yarn, wrapping about 8-9 times, until you've covered 1/12 of the form (to 6 on the "clock"). Then bring the red yarn behind the white yarn and start wrapping it to create another stripe. Continue alternating red and white stripes, until you are back to where the blue yarn begins. You will make 5 red stripes and 4 white stripes. Tie off both the white and red yarn.
- Flip the wreath over. Push any loops that stick out toward the back through the wreath frame to the front. From the front, gently pull all the loops up away from the wreath form. This will make the front of the wreath full and fluffy.
- Attach the wood stars to the blue area of the wreath. You can hot glue the stars directly to the wreath. Or you can hot glue floral wire to the back of each star, then use the wire to secure it to the wreath (which will allow you to reposition or swap embellishments if desired).
- Loop twine or ribbon through the wreath form to hang if desired.
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