Yarn Flowers- a tutorial • A Subtle Revelry

Yarn Flowers- a tutorial

Knotted in love is the theme for a bridal shower we will be hosting soon. Here is a sneak peak at what I have been working on for the special day.

Yarn flowers…

Placing bouquets of these around the room will bring a fabulous dose of color to our little soiree plus they are cheap, easy, and eco-friendly! I spray painted thrifted bud vases to showcase the groupings of flowers.

Make your own yarn flowers

Materials for small yarn flowers:

A small (1 inch) foam floral ball, you can find them in packs of 12 at local craft stores.
Wrapped floral wire

Instructions for small yarn flowers:

Glue one end of the yarn to your foam ball.
Begin wrapping the yarn around the ball, wrap in sections to keep the coverage even.
Continue wrapping until the whole ball is covered.
Stick a piece of floral wire into the bottom of each ball to make a flower, cut down to size as needed.

I promised they would be easy! Easy enough to make hundreds for your next party but also simple enough to make just one bunch to brighten a rainy summer afternoon.



  1. Kym

    23 June

    These made me squee with delight! I love them so much! I should use them to decorate my craft room, or as decorations for a knitting get together!

  2. chelsea

    23 June

    those flowers are awesome. what a neat idea.

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  4. Marilyn

    23 June

    so cute!

  5. Katie Henry

    23 June

    I am seriously obsessed with your creativity! I found you a few weeks ago and I’m in awe. Seriously everything you do is so out of the box and adorable! Love the yarn ball flowers!

  6. Alexis

    24 June

    Gorgeous…simple and fun, just like your blog. I am so glad I stumbled upon you!

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  8. Kayla

    19 July

    I love these!! Im so glad I found them! I would love to know how you made the hanging yarn balls for the chandelier. The whole thing was Fab!

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  11. HiLLjO

    2 December

    Lovely! Like little yarn craspedia!

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