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« on: December 07, 2013 07:53:26 AM »

My Yarn Wreath,

I whipped up this wreath completely from stash.

I didn't have a base so I made one from cardboard. I used an old cardboard box for this. Basically I started with the biggest circle (I traced around a plate for the outside circle and used a small bowl for the inside ring). I used a craft knife to cut the circles out. This was the most difficult part. I then cut out 2 smaller rings, to glue on top of the 1st ring so that my wreath base would be more 3 dimensional. I used woodglue for this.

Next I cut batting into long strips and wrapped it around the cardboard base.

My wreath base ready for decoration!

I wrapped the wreath with some fluffy white wool. I find that fluffy or eyelash type of yarn gives the best overall finish.

And then I embellished it with some beads. Basically I put a small bead on the pin, followed by a sequin and then a slightly larger bead and stuck the pin into the base. This method I used for all the beads.

I tied some thin metallic ribbons around the wreath, and curled the edges with a scissors.

The red ribbon is made from felt, and the silver 'baubles' are polystyrene balls covered in tinfoil. The dangling heart is a polystyrene heart covered in tinfoil too.

Everything on the wreath is 'pinned' on. That way I can easily remove all the embellishments and use the base again for a Valentine or Easter wreath.

C&C welcome! I'm also happy to answer any questions  Cheesy

« Last Edit: December 07, 2013 10:38:47 AM by katara » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2013 02:16:20 PM »

Your wreath is so pretty and I love the homemade base for it  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2013 12:48:06 AM »

Your wreath is so pretty and I love the homemade base for it  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2013 09:30:02 PM »

Very pretty!!
And I also love your home made base Smiley

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