25 modern yarn crafts to DIY

yarn diy

Yarn. I know a lot of us have a love/hate relationship with the stuff, especially if you’ve tried (and failed) to knit or crochet. I, myself, went through a knitting phase after my sweet sister-in-law gave me a beginning knitting kit many birthdays ago. I made an assortment of potholders (for practice) and scarfs (given away as gifts), and while I enjoyed the process, alas, knitting wasn’t where my crafty heart lie. Nonetheless, I am always amazing at how many fabulous yarn tutorial are out there–especially ones, and these are my favorite, where no knitting/crocheting experience is required. I’ve gathered a bunch of my favorites, and am excited to share them with you today!

yarn backdrop

style me pretty

yarn teepee

the crafty crow


say yes


make and takes

yarn flowers

kiki burleigh


design mom

yarn garland

pan & tea


hello hydrangea

yarn necklace

stitch craft create

Cactus Pop-pom

pinch me beautiful


design improvised


bre purposed


look what i made


fall for diy


let’s do something crafty



yarn craft

the pink doormat


casual craftlete


design improvised


sugar & cloth


tell love and chocolate


a beautiful mess


look what i made


hello wonderful


the casual craftlete

So, tell me, have I left something out? Share your favorite yarn craft in the comments below!

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easy DIY scalloped garland {using dot stickers!}

dot sticker garland 2

I’m going to share one of my easiest DIY projects so far on this blog…and, even better, it’s super cute and versatile! This easy DIY garland uses dot stickers and twine, and is perfect for wall art, a cake bunting or even an adorable plant adornment!

dot sticker garland 3

Here’s what you need….

dot garland

Oh, and paper straws or skewers if you plan on sticking it into a cake or plant:)

Just take your sticker, lay it on your twine, and fold in half.

easy diy garland


I experimented with placing the dots close together, and also spacing them out a bit. I think the former is great for plant and cake decor, and the latter is perfect for making longer wall garlands.

diy garland


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burlap and felt autumn wreath {a tutorial}

Good morning, Burlap+Blue readers! Carrie here, from Dream Green DIY, back to show you my favorite way to celebrate the fall season. I think I can speak for the majority of us when I say that boots, pumpkins, scarves and pumpkin spice lattes have us all leaping for joy over the beginning of fall. It didn’t take my husband and I long to jump head first into the season by revamping our front door with a new wreath fit for the colors and rustic feeling of fall.

Straw wreath form in whatever size you’d like
Burlap cut into long, thin strips (amount will vary based on the size of your wreath form)
Staple gun, staples
Permanent marker
Three squares of felt in your favorite fall hues

Start by wrapping the end of your first burlap strip around to the back of your wreath form and staple in place. Then continue to wrap the burlap around the wreath, using staples every now and then, until you’ve covered the entire wreath.

Next, lay out your felt and choose your first color. I wanted to make leaf-like shapes, so I went with a simple curved template. I cut the smallest leaves first and then laid one of the forms on top of the second sheet of felt, tracing a replica shape in a slightly larger size. After cutting this second, slightly larger set out, I laid one piece on the last piece of felt and did the same thing – Tracing another slightly larger size, and then cut the final set out.

Once all three sizes and colors were cut out, I sandwiched them all together to create colorful felt leaves. To attach them to the wreath, I used my staple gun to put a single staple in the center of each three-layered leaf. Why staples? Our front door happens to be in direct sunlight most of the day so, even on a chilly day, anything hot glued is quick to melt and fall apart. If this isn’t an issue for you, by all means, break out the hot glue gun! A set of pretty pearl-topped pins could also do the trick for adhering the felt leaves to the straw wreath.

This oh-so-simple method has become a mainstay in our home, ever since crafting together a flowery version for the spring and summer. An added bonus is the naturally sweet smell of straw and burlap welcoming us through the front door every time we come home.

What are YOUR favorite ways to decorate for the fall season?

Carrie Waller is a freelance writer and designer living in Lynchburg, Virginia. Her DIY blogging features for Burlap+Blue are available the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. For a real-time rehash of her home renovation projects and other DIY how-to’s, visit her blog at DreamGreenDIY.com.