Saturday, December 5, 2015

Snow Drift Wreath


It remains to be seen if it will be white Christmas or not, but I'm decorating for one regardless. This wreath was a small investment in both time (about an hour) and money (about $16). Carve out some time to make one, too!

Materials:

  • White foam wreath form
  • Small bottlebrush trees
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • White "furry" yarn, like Bernat Pipsqueak
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Plaid wired ribbon


Directions:

  1. Arrange and then glue trees to the wreath form. Allow glue to dry.
  2. Glue end of yarn to back of wreath form, then start wrapping. Because you're using a white wreath form and furry yarn, you don't have to be too worried about covering every bit of the wreath.
  3. When you get to the trees, wrap the yarn repeatedly over the base of trees so they look like they're sticking out of a snow drift.
  4. When you have wrapped the whole wreath form, cut a long tail, and then use a tapestry needle to thread it under an inch or so of wraps. Cut yarn.
  5. Cut a piece of ribbon long enough to wrap around the wreath form and overlap about about half an inch.
  6. Before gluing the ribbon in place, cut a long piece of ribbon for the bow.
  7. Place the long piece of ribbon sideways across the top front of the wreath. 
  8. Wrap the shorter piece of ribbon around the longer piece and the wreath form; glue ends together at back. Allow glue to dry.
  9. Tie the long piece of ribbon in a bow, adjust the loops, and trim the ends to your liking.


No comments:

Post a Comment