Thursday, March 3, 2011

Yarn Wreath Tutorial

This has been a popular craft as of late and something that was too cute not to make. I followed Ashley’s tutorial while adding a few of my own twists. This was fairly easy, but somewhat time consuming. It really did make the perfect craft for a girls’ night.




What you’ll need:
Foam wreath from (I used a 12 inch)
Large roll of yarn
Several squares of felt in various colors
Glue gun
Fabric scissors
Push pins/T-Pins (optional)
Ribbon

Directions:
Tie a secure knot around the wreath with the yarn and start rolling. After emailing with Ashley, I decided it was best to start this the night before. It took about 2 hours in total.





Create the leaves by drawing an oval/leafy shape on the felt and cut out as many as you wish to use on the wreath. I did this in two different shades of green.



Create the flowers by cutting out 2-3 inch strips of felt. I found that 2.5 inches worked best after a little trial and error.



Put a thin line of glue at the very edge of the strip and fold over to attach.

Start cutting notches with fabric scissors on the fabric that does not have the glue. The more notches you create, the more dense looking the flowers will be. The less, the fluffier looking they will be.






Before you start rolling the flower up, you need to put down another line of glue. It is now time to start rolling.



Completed flower



To make a large flower, you do the same steps as above but instead glue 2 strips of felt together. Ensure they’re glued at the very edge so it doesn’t get bunchy.



Once all flowers and leaves are complete, you’re ready to attach them to your wreath. They can either be glued directly to the wreath or be pinned on. I preferred to pin them so that they can be interchangeable if I decide to make flowers of another color.



Attach flowers and leaves to your wreath as you wish them to be placed, hang from any ribbon and add it your favorite door with a wreath hanger.


My wreath & Kristen's St. Patrick's Day themed wreath

13 comments:

Lexilooo said...

These are really adorable, I just love them! I think I will take a trip to Michael's this weekend and get supplies to make one or two!

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

very cute!

KatiePerk said...

I just love these! If I can get to a craft store, I shall be attempting this!

Gwen said...

I swear once I have some time off from dance I'm making one of these. They are so stinking cute!!!

Megan said...

you're so creative! send some of that my way!!!!!

so glad you watch tosh.0 too! LOL!... it's such an offensive show, but i love it!

<3 megan
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Natalie said...

I love this! You are so crafty lately, love it!

Beach Bum & Baby said...

You did so great on this!! Your flowers are so perfect!!

I feel bad it has been so long since I made something! I really miss crafting - I need to get back on it!

Whitney and the Preppy Puppy said...

Jules, your wreath looks fantastic. You did such a great job!

Lori said...

So very cute! I need something to hang over our couch and may have just found my answer :)

Thanks for sharing!

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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Those felt flowers are too cute! You my dear will be included in my worthy reads roundup this week!

Fashion Meets Food said...

this wreath is absolutely adorable. Thanks so much for posting how to create it. I am definitely going to make it for spring!

xo

Annie said...

this is way too cute!!!
i LOVE the flowers!! how fun!

happy friday hun! :)

Mary said...

I love them!So cute!!
You are really creative;)
Have a great weekend
XOxo
Mary
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