- 1 green styrofoam wreath from Michael’s
- 1 package of yarn
- felt flowers
- glue gun & glue sticks
1) Carefully cut the styrofoam wreath in half using a sharp knife. This takes a while and is pretty tedious, but is totally worth it, because now you can make 2 wreaths for the price of buying one! (And the wreath will lay flat against a wall or door!) I got this idea from That’s My Letter. A “poke & swivel” motion is the method I found to work the best. I used no directions or videos to help me, so I’m sure there is a better way to do it.2) Wrap the yarn around the wreath once, and tie it in a tight knot with no slack. Make sure the knot you tie is on the back.
3) Now, continue to pass the whole package of yarn through the wreath and wrap the string of yarn around and around the wreath. Lay each string next to the string before it, making sure to pull tight and leave no space to show. (This is the most time-consuming step.)
(In between these steps you could use an additional yarn color to make a stripes, argyles, or another pattern for more interest. I chose to leave mine plain.)
4) Next, you are ready to decorate your wreath with whatever embellishments you choose. I made and attached 3 types of felt flowers (rose, loopy, & carnation) for a simple springy, outdoorsy style.
5) Choose what ribbon, bow, or fabric you want to hang your wreath with. (Or you may want no hanger) I layered 2 different widths of ribbon and looped them through the wreath. Depending on the size of your wreath & where you are hanging it, the length of your hanger will vary. I didn’t even measure the length of my ribbon. I just “eyeballed” it.
6) Hang your wreath however you wish and adjust it to your liking. Now it is on display for all to enjoy!
FYI: I mostly followed a tutorial from thegluegungirl to make the wreath and the different felt flowers. I got different tips and tricks by looking through her tutorials and watching her videos on youtube. So, please refer to her if my steps weren’t clear enough. She is a wreath pro!
Well, I’m no longer a wreath rookie! I officially heart making wreaths! Seeing the finished product was the best part! (Isn’t it always?!) I can’t wait to make more, especially with felt! What other felt flowers are you interested in? Do you like the rose, loopy, or carnation one the best? Are there others I should try? What other felt creations have you tried or “pinned” lately?
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