Monday, June 28, 2010

4th of july wreath DIY




for my 4th of July decor this year i made a yarn wrapped wreath. i chose to wrap it with red & white acrylic yarn (any yarn would work for this project.) i crocheted some blue rosettes to garnish the wreath.

you will need:

a foam wreath form from the craft store- i got the 14" size
modgepodge or craft bond glue
foam craft brush
yarn
to embellish, you could make rosettes, flowers or stars. Or you can go minimalist and have no embellishment.

step 1: brush thin layer of glue on a 2" section of the wreath form.

step 2: wrap yarn tightly around the 2" section (you will want your yarn ball small enough to fit through the middle of the wreath.)

repeat steps 1 & 2 until wreath is complete. make sure the end piece of yarn is glued and tucked under a few rows of yarn.

switch colors in the back of middle of your wreath, so that it is less visible. cut first color and tie to the second color. wrap the yarn over the knot, to hide the strings and the knot.

i wanted to make the flowers removable, so i attached them to the wreath with wire. if you plan on leaving the embellishments on permanently, then apply with hot glue.

i love this wreath. i think i will make one for every holiday! i will probably use this same wreathe for Christmas & v-day, but change up the blue flowers.
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5 comments:

  1. Super cute! I'm going to make this over the weekend and keep on my door all summer!

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  2. I love your wreath, it's so cute!

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  3. This looks great!

    I am having a Red, White and Blue Linky Party and hope you will join in on the fun!
    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2011/07/red-white-and-blue-linky-party.html

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  4. Lovely wreath!! It is really great and easy to create. Will definitely have it for my home d├ęcor. Was earlier planning to have my lunch party at one of venues in NYC. Now will have it in home only. Want to make it enjoyable.

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