I still love the look of yarn wreaths but man, oh man, do they take forever to wrap! So when I saw Bernat's Softee Chunky Yarn I immediately thought how amazing it would be for a yarn wrapped wreath! The Chunky Yarn is soft and wide, covering the wreath easily but having a much softer look than using equally thick rope or sisal. In the same vein as the yarn, I decided to create a sewing themed wreath for spring to dress up my front door:
- Bernat Softee Chunky Yarn
- Floracraft Wreath Form
- Simplicity Pattern
- Kunin Eco-Fi Premium Plus Felt – Lagoon
- Dimensions Hedgehog Cross Stitch Kit
- Westcott Scissors
- Swarovski Crystal Beads by Prima Bead
- Ric Rac by Wrights
- Bigz Die – Flower 3D Fringe by Eileen Hull for Sizzix
- Circle Die #1 by Sizzix
- Sizzix Big Shot Machine
- Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue
- Scrap of chipboard
Bernat Softee Chunky yarn made covering this Floracraft wreath form a breeze! I stitched the Hedgehog using a cross stitch kit from Dimensions. Flowers were cut from felt and a Simplicity Pattern using Sizzix dies, then embellished with Swarovski crystal beads. I made this handy dandy tutorial for you to watch to see how to make this project from start to finish:
- Wrap the Floracraft wreath form with Bernat Chunky Yarn, adding a bit of Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue under the yarn every inch or so.
- Following the instructions on the package, complete the Dimensions Hedgehog cross stitch project.
- Roll the ric rac onto itself to create a ric rac flower. Use hot glue to secure the ric rac in place every few inches.
- Die cut flowers with a Sizzix die from a Simplicity pattern. Thread Swarovski beads from Prima Bead onto wire and insert into the middle of the flower layers. Fluff the layers.
- Die cut 6 circles from felt with a Sizzix Circle #1 die. Fold 4 of the circles into quarters and glue to one of the flat circles to form a pie cut into quarters. Fold the final circle into quarters and glue into the center of the four other quarter-folded circles. Fluff to make a flower.
- Adhere the elements to a strip of chipboard. Adhere the chipboard strip to the wreath form using hot glue.
- Hang and enjoy!