a twist on the average yarn-wrapped wreaths.
3. Now, choose your yarn colors. Totally up to you how many strands you use at once. The more strands you use at once, the faster you will get done, but the less "herringbone" it will look. So. I decided to go with three strands, all different colors. I cut equal lengths of all three,
4. then knotted them as one onto the wreath form right next to one of the vertical stabilizing wires.
9. If you run out of yarn, no biggie. Just cut more and tie it in a knot to the yarn already on the wreath - making sure that the knot remains on the back.
10. And here you're done! Just tie of the yarn in a knot on the back of the wreath.
11. Cut the excess yarn off. Ta da!
1. Cut a piece of yarn in a color you'd like for the middle of your flower. Thread your needle.
2. Pull the yarn to equal lengths and tie the two ends together in a knot around the plastic ring.
3. Using the needle, start wrapping the yarn around the ring, making sure to wrap OVER the knot and keeping the knot on the back of the ring.
4. Continue wrapping until it is completely covered.
5. Stick your needle under some of the wrapped yarn and
6. pull tightly to secure the yarn in place.
Now we'll make the petals.
16. Thread your other color onto your needle. Tie the ends together in a knot.
17. On the OUTSIDE of the ring, thread your yarn through the wrapped yarn on the back side. Pull tightly.
18. Put the needle into the wrapped yarn directly next to where you just pulled it through, facing the needle BACK toward the yarn and NOT forward. (Just like you did for the inside!)
19. Do not pull this part tightly. Leave it loose in a little loop.
20. Do the same thing right next to this first loop. Make sure that your needle is pointing back the way you came from and not forward.
21. Do not pull tightly.
22. Keep going.
23. Go all around the ring.
24. When you've gone around the ring once, stick your needle through some of the wrapped yarn and pull tightly to secure the yarn in place.
25. Then start making more petals BEHIND the first row. Make them the same way you did the first row of petals - just make looser loops so you can see them.
26. Keep going all around the ring. If you want more rows of petals, continue going around and around the ring layer each row behind the previous and making the loops looser and looser. When you like the way it looks, just make a knot in the yarn on the back of the flower.
Now you can add your yarn flowers to your wreath. Just use the same colored yarn as the flower petals and sew in little stitches on two or three spots on the ring of the flower. You can see I made two other types of flowers as well, and I will make tutorials for those later!
You can also add something to hang your wreath with at this point. It's not absolutely necessary as you could just hang it from the yarn on the wreath, but for decorative purposes, I added a strand of yarn that I braided with a "finger weave" technique. I just sewed it to the back of the wreath with the same color yarn.
And that's it! A spring yarn wreath!
I had to make another one since I gave away the one from last year.
See how I gave you two tutorials in one there? You could even put the cute little yarn flowers on clips for your little girl. (She could wear them with her pixie tutu). Or wrap some presents with them!
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