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Handmade Christmas Wreath

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Category Other
Style Retro / Vintage, Cute, Holiday
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What materials did you use? Red Heart yarn (2 skeins), Red and Green Jingle Bells, a Santa decoration, craft wire, hot glue gun, and wired ribbon.

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What are you most proud of? I am most proud of how I have learned to make different shaped wreaths now. Such as a candy cane which I did last year, and gave as a gift to one of my instructors in college.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? This is not a project you can rush through. You have to make many pom-poms first then tie them all on before you can decorate. This isn't a project for someone who likes simple, easy things which only require a little time.

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I am new to this site and have found many nice things I would like to make and I am having a hard time trying to figure out where the patterns are can you help me out. thanks

08/17/2011 Flag

I don't know where to find a pattern, but if you would kindly give me a day or two, I will put some instruction together and get them to you.

08/17/2011 Flag

I have posted instructions on how to make this wreath, under the project itself, I hope this helps you:)

08/30/2011 Flag

What you will need: 2 Skeins of Red Heart Yarn (red, green, white, mistletoe) A metal coat hanger Metal craft wire Hot Glue gun Wire edged ribbon Assorted Christmas ornaments A piece of sturdy cardboard approximately 2.5 to 3 (I wrapped mine in duct tape for longevity) Wrap yarn around cardboard 20 to 25 times depending on how full you want your wreath to be. (I prefer 20 times, as it is then easier in the end to attach your decorations) Slide the wrapped yarn off the card board and tie a 2.5 string tightly around the center and then knot. Repeat these steps until you have used up the 2 skeins of yarn. Using pliers, bend your wire coat hanger into a circle shape. Leave the actual hanging part intact, as this will be how your decoration hangs and will also provide for easy storage. Now that you have your pom-poms and your wire form, you will want to attach the pom-poms one by one. Fasten them by tying a knot around the wire hanger. You want to make sure you are tying the 2.5 string from the center of the pom-pom; otherwise your decoration may not last as long. The number of pom-poms you add will determine the fullness of your decoration. Now it is time for the fun part, and also the part which lets your creativity shine through. Attach your decorations using the craft wire and your glue gun. I have already used fake flowers, bells, miniature lights, sun catchers, homemade ornaments and garland. At the top of the hanger, to hide the neck, you will want to attach a bow. You can use the wire-edged ribbon and make your own, as I do, or you can buy a pre-made bow. Again you will want to use craft wire and hot glue to secure. The last step in your wreath will be to go back around the wreath and trim off any stragglers you have sticking out of your pom-poms. STORAGE TIP: Packing the wreath in a box may cause it to become deformed and smushed. The easiest way I have found is to take a plastic shopping bag, and poke a hole big enough for the neck of the hanger to stick through, then gently tie the handles of the bag snuggly against the bottom of the wreath. Now you can hang it in the back of a closet until next year, and the bag protects the wreath from collecting dust!!

08/30/2011 Flag

What you will need: 2 Skeins of Red Heart Yarn (red, green, white, mistletoe) A metal coat hanger Metal craft wire Hot Glue gun Wire edged ribbon Assorted Christmas ornaments A piece of sturdy cardboard approximately 2.5 to 3 (I wrapped mine in duct tape for longevity) Wrap yarn around cardboard 20 to 25 times depending on how full you want your wreath to be. (I prefer 20 times, as it is then easier in the end to attach your decorations) Slide the wrapped yarn off the card board and tie a 2.5 string tightly around the center and then knot. Repeat these steps until you have used up the 2 skeins of yarn. Using pliers, bend your wire coat hanger into a circle shape. Leave the actual hanging part intact, as this will be how your decoration hangs and will also provide for easy storage. Now that you have your pom-poms and your wire form, you will want to attach the pom-poms one by one. Fasten them by tying a knot around the wire hanger. You want to make sure you are tying the 2.5 string from the center of the pom-pom; otherwise your decoration may not last as long. The number of pom-poms you add will determine the fullness of your decoration. Now it is time for the fun part, and also the part which lets your creativity shine through. Attach your decorations using the craft wire and your glue gun. I have already used fake flowers, bells, miniature lights, sun catchers, homemade ornaments and garland. At the top of the hanger, to hide the neck, you will want to attach a bow. You can use the wire-edged ribbon and make your own, as I do, or you can buy a pre-made bow. Again you will want to use craft wire and hot glue to secure. The last step in your wreath will be to go back around the wreath and trim off any stragglers you have sticking out of your pom-poms. STORAGE TIP: Packing the wreath in a box may cause it to become deformed and smushed. The easiest way I have found is to take a plastic shopping bag, and poke a hole big enough for the neck of the hanger to stick through, then gently tie the handles of the bag snuggly against the bottom of the wreath. Now you can hang it in the back of a closet until next year, and the bag protects the wreath from collecting dust!!

08/30/2011 Flag