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Monday, April 9, 2012

Mambo Yarn Spring Wreath

I have seen so many gorgeous yarn-wrapped spring wreaths on fellow blogs and felt inspired, but it seemed like it would take FOREVER to wrap all that yarn around. That was until I walked by some really fat yarn in the clearance bin at Michaels. Technically, it is called "super bulky". And with yarn that fat bulky, I could wrap a wreath in no time!

What You Need:
  • Wreath Form
  • "Super Bulky" Yarn - I used Martha Stewart Crafts Mambo Yarn in Flamingo
  • Straight Pins
  • Felt in Spring-y colors
  • Hot Glue
How To Make It:
  • Pin or glue one end of yarn to wreath form and wrap around, securing opposite end of yarn when reached. Continue with additional skeens of yarn until wreath is completely covered. I had a small amount left so I formed a loop for hanging and secured the ends.
  • Make felt flowers and adhere to wreath (there are TONS of great felt flower tutorials online, but I will share a couple methods I used below).
  • Cut S-P-R-I-N-G out of felt. Cut out shapes to make a felt pennant and glue on letters.
  • Secure pennant with straight pins.
Felt Flower Methods:

A. Cut out petal shapes. Put a drop of hot glue on the narrower end and bend sides up to secure. Use needle and thread to sew petals together into a circle.
Make center for flower - can use a button or fabric, or roll up a narrow piece of felt into a spiral.

B. Take a square of felt and cut out spiral shape. Take inside end of spiral and start rolling up. Secure with hot glue or use needle and thread to sew through layers.


C. Cut strips of felt with top edge wavy/bumpy (or cut with pinking shears) in two different colors. Place a strip of one color on top of the other and roll up into flower. Secure layers at bottom with needle & thread, or use hot glue.

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