Yarn wreath tutorial

Good morning,

I’m going to share a home decor creation today. My home is well overdue with a wreath for my front door – I do have a wooden rose wreath from Target hanging right there now, but strangely, it’s only been about 10 months old and I noticed that it’s starting to get mouldy.

So I decided on a yarn wreath – hopefully – one that will not get as grungy quite as quickly.

Here is my yarn wreath. One that anyone, crafty or not, can easily make.

 

Here is how to make it:

Supplies list

  • 14” foam wreath form
  • Cream Yarn – left over from my stash (approx. 1 skein worsted weight #4)
  • Gold Ribbon – from stash
  • Green Wired Edge Ribbon (or a wreath hanger)
  • Assorted Flowers – I had some in my stash from Prima, Recollections, Kaiser Craft
  • Acrylic Paint (to cover wreath form) – I used Claudine Hellmuth Traditional Tan since that’s what I had on hand; you can use any acrylic paint in a similar color as your yarn.
  • General tools and supplies: Fabric scissors, Hot glue gun

Instructions:

1. Paint wreath form with acrylic paint so green doesn’t show throw the yarn.

2. Wrap entire wreath form with yarn. Place a dot of hot glue at the beginning and intermittently throughout the wreath as you wrap round.

*Tip: I go round the wreath form twice to catch any gaps and give it a more cushiony and luxurious look to it.

3. Once the wreath is wrapped with yarn twice, hot glue the end in place. Wrap a gold ribbon around the wreath – hot glue the beginning and the end of the ribbon.

4. Your wreath is ready for embellishing. I attach a variety of matching flowers to the wreath with a hot glue gun.

Tip: You can leave the green Christmas ribbon off so you can use it any other time of the year.

I hope you give an easy project this a try. I think I’m going to try a red burlap one soon.

Have a happy day!

 

 

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Tutorial – Making A Handmade Flower

Good morning everyone,

For today’s Creative Vision post, I am sharing a tutorial on how to make a handmade flower. You know those shabby chic cards you see with handmade flowers, I love them and have always wanted to learn how to make it. When browsing the web, I found this lady who makes these really nice scalloped flowers. Her site is here. Her flower is gorgeous but since I have 2 left foot, I adapted her flower and made it foolproof for me.

Here is my flower – easy enough for a beginner so anyone can do it really. All you need are some basic crafting supplies:

  • Scalloped punch (or scalloped die) – size of scallop determines size of flower.
  • Tissue paper
  • Twine

Directions:

1. Fold tissue paper in half and continuing folding it in half until you get about 12-15 layers.

(doesn’t have to be accurate and tissue doesn’t have to be new and uncreased – you are going to be scrunching it up anyways – yup I’m lazy like that)

 

2. Punch out a scallop from your folded tissue paper.

 

3.Punch two small holes in the center and thread twine through the holes and tie a knot.

 

4. Flip the knotted scalloped circle over and start gathering each layer of tissue towards the center.

 

5. Once all the layers are gathered, start pulling layers down one by one (starting from the outer layer) to form a flower.

Tada!!! You have your handmade flower. See I told you, couldn’t be easier than that. And very cheap too – a flower that looks like you actually bought it.

Here is the card I made with this flower.

I used the “CV0087 Wishing You” stamp set from Creative Clear Stamps.

Have a fun and creative rest of the week! I sure felt creative after making a flower from some bits of tissue paper I had laying around.

Challenges entered:

Stampendous

 

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