Sunday, November 7, 2010

new DIY project...

yarn wreath with felt flowers

i want to keep making them, i just need to find:

supplies you will need: straw wreaths, yarn, felt, scissors, glue, and any other adorable embellishment your little heart desires :)

step 1: keep the plastic wrapping on the straw wreath. it works much better and is less messy when you leave the wrap on. you could probably use a foam wreath as well but i would assume the yarn sticks better to the wrap of the straw wreath.

step 2: wrap the wreath with yarn. you will want to keep the yarn tight, but keep in mind that it is nearly impossible to keep the yarn perfectly lined up on the whole entire wreath. im my opinion imperfection = perfection :)
tie a knot to begin and a knot to end. i used two rolls of yarn for my wreath made by.....
vanna white....who knew?

step 3: make felt flowers

*cut a circle out of felt. the bigger the circle, the bigger the flower
*cut around the outside of the circle to make it have a waved look

*pick any point of the circle to start cutting the felt. you will be cutting a large spiral shape so that you will end up with one long strip of felt.

*when you get to the very end you will have a circle or oval shape left that you will want to leave and not cut into. this will be the base of your flower.
*take the end of the felt where you began cutting and start to roll. you will want to keep it tight in the beginning so it holds. if you want a smaller more circular flower keep it tight. if you want it to have a more open look you can keep it a little more loose as you roll it.
*once you get to the end you will glue the bottom onto the flower. i used hot glue, you can use a strong craft glue too.

*make as many flowers as you would like with different sizes and colors.

step 4: glue and place them randomly. add any other embellishments as you would like.

step5: add a ribbon, raffia, twine, fabric, etc to hang you wreath with.

step 6: enjoy your beautiful, handmade goodness :)
i still need to find a home for my wreath :)

enjoy and have fun gettin crafty!!!! :)


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