Last weekend it was a bit chilly out. So, I decided to make a new wreath for the door! I have been trying to get a wreath to put up for each season, so this is my spring wreath!
Here are my supplies:
1 14" wreath form (I would probably like a 16 inch one, but apparently they are hard to find!)
1 skein of yarn - I probably used about 2/3 of it
1 bouquet of silk flowers and other embellishments
wire cutters (for cutting ends of silk flowers)
You want to start by tying your yarn on to the wreath. I left about a 6 inch tail on the yarn for the hanger at the end. This is more than you need, but will make it easy to tie. I would also recommend tying in at the seam of the wreath form (not shown in this picture) as when you tighten up your wrapping it won't keep moving around.
Also, when you tighten up your wraps DO NOT twist your hands. You want to push and pull them together, but twisting will cause some of the wraps to loosen and some of them to tighten creating nonuniform wrapping.
If you need to take a coffee break use a couple of pieces of the clear
tape to secure it down. You may also want to tape down the tail that
you left at the beginning so that it doesn't get in your way.
After many many many wraps you will get close to the end. When you are about 3/4 of an inch or 1 inch from the end you can make your hanger. Tape the tail down, tie it to the wrapped yarn and then finish wrapping over the taped section.
When you get all the way around you can tie the two ends together like this to form a little hanger.
Now your wreath is done and you can put your flowers on!
I recommend removing and gluing one flower at a time.
An alternative to the hanger that I showed you is to use a wide ribbon. I will be adding a ribbon when I get some that coordinates with the flowers.