Christmas wreathes are always a good thing to have on hand in excess. You can throw them on the door of course but you can also put them over windows, on a shelf, tape it to the fridge or let your kids wear them like crowns.
Today’s project is less traditional, sort of primitive but still festive. You will need a few specialty supplies and skills to pull this off.
Check out my introduction to Punch Needle Embroidery if you are looking to pick up a new crafty hobby or you need a refresher before you jump into this.
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The pattern I created is sized to fit into an 8 inch embroidery hoop but you can make it smaller or larger to fit whatever you have in mind. I listed the colors I used on the pattern but this is a great project to use up your left overs.
I made three different bows but this was the winner, I’m a sucker for a red and white color scheme!
It would even be cute in a mix of 6 strand floss, yarn and pearl cotton if you happened to have that all on hand. You could also add beads, bells, buttons or small ornaments.
I use an Ultra Punch needle because I love being able to easily switch up my loop height but this would look just as cute all in one loop height.
I finished the back of my wreath with a needle and thread, mostly because I was at work and didn’t have my glue gun on me.
- Paint the outer wooden hoop red and set aside to dry
- Transfer the pattern to the back (wrong side) of the punch needle fabric
- Tightly hoop the fabric in your loocking hoop (not the display hoop)
- Punch the stem in brown with a needle height of 4
- Punch the leaves in different shades of green with varying heights
- Flip to the front and clip any extra long loops
- Remove your fabric from the locking hoop and rehoop centered in the wooden hoop for display
- Cut away the extra fabric leaving a one inch border
- Fold the excess fabric to the back and either glue to the inside of the hoop or use a running stitch to gather the fabric together
- Glue or stitch the bow to the bottom of the wreath
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