Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Yarn Wreath with Felt Flowers

I had seen a handful of cute handmade wreaths on Pinterest that piqued my interest!  I had to make one when I saw that there were some made with yarn.  I love yarn.  I can’t help it.
Yarn Wreath - AnnaVirginia Fashion
I made three, mainly because my brother just got married and I thought it would be a cute gift for my new sister-in-law and her house.  Also, the other gift is for my sister that had a birthday last month.  And then one for me!
Supplies:
  • Foam Pipe Insulation
  • Duct Tape
  • Yarn
  • Felt
  • Buttons
  • Hot Glue Gun (and glue)
Yarn Wreath - AnnaVirginia Fashion
First, I started off with a foam pipe insulation tube.  Pull it into a circle and tape into place with duct tape.
Yarn Wreath - AnnaVirginia Fashion
Next, you start wrapping the yarn around, and around, and around.  You can secure the end with hot glue or just tuck it under.
Yarn Wreath - AnnaVirginia Fashion
For added interest, I wrapped a contrasting color to make an “X” look (it also makes me think of an argyle sweater…
Yarn Wreath - AnnaVirginia Fashion
Alright, for the flowers you cut out six circles of matching size and one smaller circle. 
Yarn Wreath - AnnaVirginia Fashion
Fold one in half, and then fold into thirds (from the top, it will look like and “S”).  I used some hot glue to try and keep them from unfolding.
Yarn Wreath - AnnaVirginia Fashion
Then you glue a flat side to the smaller circle. 
Yarn Wreath - AnnaVirginia Fashion
The repeat for each circle!  One they are all in place, glue the button into the center.  After the glue has dried, fluff up the petals to make the flowers fuller.
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Attach to wreath in desired location.  Make more flowers if desired.
Yarn Wreath - AnnaVirginia Fashion
Idea Sources
Foam Pipe Insulation: http://www.thepennyparlor.com/2010/09/coffee-filter-wreath.html
Yarn Wrap: http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2011/09/diy-ruffles-and-yarn-fall-wreath.html
Felt & Button Flowers: http://befickle.blogspot.com/2010/04/little-somethin-for-mom.html

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