Written by: Cathy Carroll; Vintage, Paint and more...
After posting my wreath segment in the series"A Handmade Christmas"
I have had several requests for the tutorial for the yarn wreath.
The only wreath that a tutorial has not been written for.
So, today I am giving you the yarn wreath tutorial.
Isn't it just gorgeous...
so full of texture and fluffiness.
I fell in love with these when I saw them showing up on Pinterest.
(My, what would I do without Pinterest?)
This really is a very simple project
most of mine are.
I like simple and quick.
I actually made this one in under 2 hours.
So, you can have one this afternoon.
You will need:
A wire wreath form
Yarn of your choice
A piece of cardboard 6"x 3"
That's it....not a lot of supplies needed at all...
First you will make yarn pom poms.
I used Bernat's Soft Boucle yarn in a cream color.
I got this at AC Moore - a craft store near here
Bernat yarn is sold in most craft stores.
I cut several pieces of yarn that measured 10 inches -
these will be the ties for the pom poms.
Just lay them aside for now.
Cut a piece of cardboard ( I used a piece of foam core)
that measures 6" x 3".
Then cut a 1" slit in the middle of each.
This is to hold your yarn tie that you cut and laid aside.
Place each end of one tie in the slits of the cardboard.
Then wind your yarn around this cardboard about 100 times.
Make sure you do not catch the ends of the tie in the wrapped area.
When you have wound it 100 times pull the two ends of the tie up
hold them in place with one hand
you turn the cardboard over and cut down the middle of the yarn as above.
Then tie the two ends tight
you have one very large yarn pom pom.
(This picture is a little blurry - I tried to do it while holding it)
Tie this onto your wire wreath form.
I tied it onto the two middle wires to make sure they did not show.
After you have made several of these
tied them on
you will have this.
A wreath that is full of texture and just the right amount of fluffiness.
I love this one
I am thinking I am going to add another row around the outside
to make it even larger.
I haven't decided yet but, don't be surprised if it doesn't show up
Think you might want to make one?
A perfect winter wreath to take you through till Spring.
my Christmas boards on Pinterest
where you will find all kinds of inspiration.
Until next time
have a great day and get out there and create
something you love.....
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