FIrst off I want to say that I re-created this tutorial from a blog:
I MAKE NO CLAIMS OF ORIGINALITY ON THIS ONE
so please no hater comments. ^-^
Things You will Need:
#1: a roll of yarn. (you don't need the entire roll. I think I used about half a roll.)
It can be a solid color, or a mixed colored roll like I chose.
Things You Will Need:
#2: Foam Wreath. (or any other circular form which will be the skeleton of the wreath)
I used a 9" foam wreath.
You can get these at your local arts and craft stores.
begin by rolling the yarn around the foam donut.
[tuck the beginning of the yarn under the new loops.
This allows you to avoid having to knot the yarn creating a bump.
I find it's easiest to pre-loop the ball of yarn (about 3-4 times), then arrange the yarn around the foam.
Continue all the way around the foam until it completely covered in yarn by one layer.
Once the foam has one layer of yarn on it, you may choose to stop.
However I didn't like the rigid pattern that was created so I repeated step 3 and created a more random distribution of the color.
If you like the simplicity of the yarn, you can stop here.
Or if you want to add flowers continue to the next step.
MAKING FELT FLOWERS
Cut out a circle in felt fabric. [it does not have to be perfect]
This circle is approximately 10" in diameter
Cut the circle into a spiral.
The width of the spirals will determine the height of the flower petals as well as the width of the flower.
Fatter/Shorter Spiral (Taller petals) = skinnier flower.
Shinnier/Longer Spiral (Shorter Petals) = wider flower.
Of course, you can always use different sized circles too!
Begin making the flower by folding over the outside end of the spiral.
Roll the spiral over itself as shown.
Continue until you reach the center/end of the spiral.
When you've finished rolling the felt, this is approximately what it should look like
You will have a flap left over (the middle/end of the spiral)
To finish the flower, you can either hot glue the flap to the bottom of the flower, or you can sew it closed.
Regardless of which method you choose, ensure that all the layers of the petals are secured to the bottom flap so your flower doesn't start to unravel.
Here are some different sized and colored flowers.
Once I finished all the flowers, I arranged them and then hot glued them to the wreath.
Final Flower Arrangement
You have a cozy Yarn Holiday Wreath with Felt Flowers!
You can hang it with a ribbon, more yarn, or (as I chose) tie clear thread around the top. secure the thread to a push pin, and tack it to the ceiling.
The wreath will rest against the wall with invisible hanging hardware.
~~~HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE~~~