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Sep 8, 2015

DIY project: Winter wreath

By: Tara Ballantyne

DIY project: Winter wreath Author: Style At Home

DIY Projects
Sep 8, 2015

DIY project: Winter wreath

By: Tara Ballantyne

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Materials
  • 1 small skein of two-toned yarn
  • 1 12” Styrofoam wreath form
  • 17 small straight pins
  • Scissors
  • 8 to 10 felt flowers (see instructions below)
  • 8 to 10 ball-headed quilting pins
  • 1 piece of ribbon 18” long

Directions
1
Secure one end of the yarn to the back of the wreath form with one of the straight pins.

2 Wrap the yarn tightly around the wreath form, keeping the yarn taut as you work your way around the form until its entire surface is covered. Every inch or so, secure the yarn at the back with a straight pin. Cut the yarn at the back of the wreath and tie it off; secure the yarn tail with 2 or 3 remaining straight pins.

3 Cluster the felt flowers at the bottom of the wreath, arranging them slightly off centre; secure with the quilting pins. Hang the wreath with the ribbon (you can prevent the wreath from slipping by pinning the ribbon in place).

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Felt looped flower


Materials

  • Scissors
  • Fabric circle cutter
  • Cutting mat
  • 2 sheets of 9” x 12” felt
  • Ruler
  • Glue gun and hot glue sticks
Directions
1
Using scissors or a fabric circle cutter on a cutting mat, cut one 2” circle out of one of the sheets of felt.

2 Cut the other piece of felt lengthwise into 6 equal strips (about 1 1/2” each). Fold each strip in half lengthwise and glue together the cut edge.

3 Using scissors, make 1/2” snips into the folded side of the felt strips every 1/4” or so, depending on how big you want your loops. Larger intervals will create bigger loops.

4 Working with the felt circle on a flat surface in front of you, carefully begin gluing one of the looped strips around the perimeter, allowing the looped side to hang over the edge of the circle. Work your way to the centre of the circle with the remaining strips, making sure the loops overlap. Cut off any excess.

Makes: 1 2” flower


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Felt Rose

Materials
  • Scissors
  • Fabric circle cutter
  • Cutting mat
  • 1 sheet of 9” x 12” felt
  • Glue gun and hot glue sticks

Directions
1
Using scissors or a fabric circle cutter on a cutting mat, cut out one 4” circle from the felt. Working from the outside in, cut into the circle in a spiral motion, gradually moving from a thin to a thicker width as you reach the centre. Carefully trim the outer edge of the spiral, creating a scalloped effect.

2 Beginning at the thin outside edge of the circle, roll up the felt into a small rosette. The centre of the circle of felt will create a tab that will cover the bottom of the rosette. Secure the bottom of the rosette to the tab with glue.

Makes: 1 1” flower


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Felt Peony

Materials
  • Scissors
  • Fabric circle cutter
  • Cutting mat
  • 2 sheets of 9” x 12” felt
  • Glue gun and hot glue sticks

Directions
1
Using scissors or a fabric circle cutter on a cutting mat, cut out eight 2” circles from the fabric sheets.

2 Fold one of the circles in half and make a tiny snip to cut off the corner of the crease on each end. Unfold the circle and fold it again along the other axis, lining up the small snips. Make a small snip to cut off the corner of the crease at either end of the new fold. When you unfold the felt circle, you’ll have four sections. Cut a small V shape in the middle of the edge of each section so you end up with eight sections. Use scissors to round the top of each section around your circle of felt, creating a scalloped flower effect.

3 Place a small bead of hot glue in the centre of the flower and fold in half; press firmly and hold in place until the glue is set. Place another bead of hot glue in the middle of the crease of the half flower and fold in half again; press firmly and hold in place until the glue is set. Repeat steps 2 and 3 with all but one of the remaining circles.

4 Glue four of the folded petals onto the flat flower; glue the remaining three petals on top to create a full flower effect. When the glue is dry, gently open the petals slightly to fluff.

Makes: 1 2” flower

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