Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Yarn Wreath tutorial

Hello friends! I’ve been busy stocking up the shop, but thought I’d share with you a project I made before Christmas as a gift.  I know we’re past Christmas, but you could change this up for each season. So without further ado…here’s how to make a yarn wreath!
Supplies: foam wreath; yarn (amount will depend on the size of your wreath); floral picks; floral wire; ribbon and anything else you want to embellish your wreath.
Step 1: wrap the wreath with the yarn.  This part is the longest process; I wrapped two layers so that you couldn’t see the foam through the yarn.  After I finished my wreath, I was blog hopping and saw someone who had used quilting batting over the foam to give the wreath a more rounded appearance, so feel free if you want a “fuller” looking wreath.

Step 2: Take your floral wire and wrap it around the floral picks (these are the decorations you find at the craft store, leaves, mini ornaments, glittery bits, etc) so that you have a way to attach the decorations to the wreath. 

Step 3: Push the wire into the wreath to secure.  Continue adding all of your elements layering if need be.

Step 4: I then wrapped more yarn over top to secure it and cover the wire.  I suppose you could also use a dab of hot glue to secure things, but remember you’d just be securing it to the yarn, so make sure the yarn  is tight around the wreath.

Step 5: I used some felt and cut some flowers with my Nestibilities dies and Cuttlebug. I like how they are layered, but still lay flat.  For the next wreath I make {one for me to keep this time ;)} I think I’ll try making more dimensional felt flowers; here’s a tutorial from Scrapping Tonight

Step 6: Add a ribbon at the top to hang the wreath.  Ta –Da!

Here’s a few detail shots:

I love how this wreath turned out, such a welcoming decoration to hang on your front door and welcome guests to you home.  If you make one, be sure to come back and share pictures- or post them on the A Paper Buffet’s Facebook page .

Happy Tuesday!


Ohhh, I love the blue with the silver!  It looks great.  I bet your friend loved it!!
Would love you to stop by sometime!
Karen@Pocket Full of Pink

thanks so much Karen- I checked out your site- some great projects on there!!

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