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If you have a computer you know that yarn wreaths are EVERYWHERE. But because I’m stubborn like that I refuse to make one. Actually, it’s probably because I’m lazy. I hear they take forever and a day to wrap the yarn. Felt wreaths on the other hand, not quite so overexposed, and faster. Faster is key. The twisting pattern is based on these garlands from purlbee.
Straw Wreath form (mine was 14 inches)
Red, Green and White Felt
Needle and Thread (or glue gun, if you happen to know where yours is)
1. Wrap white felt around wreath form.
2. Cut felt strips from the red and green. You need wide (~2 inches) and narrow (~1 inch) strips of both colors.
3. Place narrow strip on top in wide strip. Fold in half and cut a 1 inch slit.
4. Pull one end of the felt through the slit you made
5. Start attatching the twisted strips to the wreath. It can be a bit fiddly but just keep going. You will have overlap in the center and just ‘kissing’ on the outside.
To make yours look like mine, alternate using red and green for the bottom strip and make sure the V’s all point to the center. The thread wasn’t too bad but a glue gun would have made it faster. On the plus side, I didn’t burn my self.
Obviously this is on a chair, not its Christmas home. T-day dinner is at my house this year so all the Christmas decorations are hiding in closets and the craft room looks like the North Pole exploded. I’ll be spending Black Friday putting up decorations and I’ll have better pictures then.