How to Make a DIY Chunky Yarn Wreath the Easy Way

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Make a fun chunky yarn wreath for your home this holiday season and leave it out all winter! This simple DIY project costs next to nothing and adds fun style to any space.

Wreaths are an excellent way to add style to an otherwise boring spot – like the front of your door or a blank wall in your house.

Even better than the typical floral wreath, a chunky yarn wreath gives a bit of coziness too!


If you’re looking for a simple Christmas or winter project, give this wreath a try.

It’s looks great with just the yarn but is also easy to make seasonal by adding twigs or picks to the leather strap too. πŸ™‚


DIY Chunky Yarn Wreath

For a printable copy of the materials and instructions, scroll down.

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How to Make a Boho-Style Chunky Yarn Wreath

STEP 1: Cut the yarn strands.

First, take the yarn and cut a piece measuring 21 inches.

Use this piece to measure out 31 more strands of yarn, 32 total strands.

STEP 2: Loop the yarn strands around the hoop.

Next, take a strand of yarn, fold it in half and place the fold under your hoop to where the yarn creates a loop pointing out of the hoop and you have the tails of yarn inside the hoop.

Take the tails of yarn over the hoop and through the loop to secure the yarn to the hoop.

Repeat this step next to this piece of yarn until you have filled up the hoop with all 32 pieces.


STEP 3: Knot the yarn strands together.

Now you’re going to take one tail of yarn from one of the knots and one from the knot right next to it.

Tie these two pieces together creating another row of knots.

Do this all the way around the wreath.

Once you have completed the second row of knots, cut any pieces that are extra long.

Then pull the yarn apart along the edges to create the fluffy, frayed look.

STEP 4: Add the leather strap.

Next, measure and cut a piece of leather that is 1″ wide by 7” long.

Place your leather strip in between two of the knots.

Now you will overlap your leather by about half of an inch and put your decorative nail head there in the middle to secure the two ends together.

Lastly, flip over your wreath and tie a small piece of string on the back of the leather so you can hang your new wreath!

Now you have the perfect chunky yarn wreath for both Christmas and/or Winter.

To give it a holiday vibe, simply add in some fir tree trimmings and berries behind the leather.

Super cute, don’t you think?

As promised, here are the printable instructions:

Yield: One 12" Wreath

DIY Chunky Yarn Wreath

DIY Chunky Yarn Wreath

Make this boho-style chunky yarn wreath in just a few easy steps and add style to your space all year round!

Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy


  1. Cut 32 strands of yarn at 21" long.
  2. Loop the strands around the wreath and through themselves all the way around the hoop.
  3. Tie the tail from one knot with the tail from the one next to it and work your way all the way around the wreath until all the tails are knotted.
  4. Trim any tails that seem to long and pull the ends of the tales apart to give it a frayed look.
  5. Cut a leather strip that's 7" long and tuck it between two knots.
  6. Wrap the leather strip around the wreath and secure it together in the front with a decorative nail head.
  7. Tie a simple string around the back of the leather to use for hanging.


Add some greenery or berries behind the leather strip for a festive Christmas feel!

I hope this tutorial helps you add a bit of the fun, boho-Christmas style to your home!

As always, let me know if you have any questions.

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4 thoughts on “How to Make a DIY Chunky Yarn Wreath the Easy Way”

  1. Love this! How many packages of yarn are needed for one wreath like this? And is the color here oatmeal as it links? Thank you so much!


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