Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter

Woolly Winter Wreath Tutorial

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2013 Blog Event)

Do you remember my Winter Woollies Recycling post from last year’s Frosty event? I still had lots of material left from the jumper-dress, so I put it to good use on this wreath:

Woolly Winter Wreath by Jennifer Grace

 

Here’s what the dress looked like originally:

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And this is how I turned it into a wreath…

Step 1: Buy a polystyrene or similar wreath approx 8″ diameter. Cut three strips of fabric measuring 1½” x 25″:

Woolly Winter Wreath by Jennifer Grace

Step 2: Hot glue the end of one strip to the back of the polystyrene wreath, and start wrapping it around the wreath, overlapping it slightly as you go:

Woolly Winter Wreath by Jennifer Grace

Each time you wind around the wreath, put a blob of hot glue to secure the fabric:

Woolly Winter Wreath by Jennifer Grace

Step 3: Continue until the wreath is covered. Keep all the ends at the back of the wreath:

Woolly Winter Wreath by Jennifer Grace

Wrapping it this way does mean you have lots of unfinished edges showing, if you prefer a more finished look you can try this method.

Step 4: Decorate your wreath with chipboard shapes, wood veneer, gems, and liquid pearls:

Woolly Winter Wreath by Jennifer Grace

Hang it somewhere to spread joy this festive season!

Be Inspired:

Cut up and old sweater and use it on a craft project

Make a wreath or use a wreath embellishment

Wrap ribbon, wool, twine, or material around something

See you again shortly! Jennifer x

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29 thoughts on “Woolly Winter Wreath Tutorial”

  1. with my nurses eye the fb photo looked like a cast on a broken arm that had been christmasised with glitzy decoration!!! Much easier to see what it is now…clever and easy idea thank you!

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  2. Clever idea – now, don’t laugh, but I’m thinking of all those brightly-coloured odd socks which end up in the bin when you go through the toes, hmmmmmm ….. 🙂

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