Spring has sprung (at least in parts of North America), and we could all use a little pop of color to get us into the spirit of the season. A quick and crafty way to do that is with a good ol' yarn-wrapped wreath! Cotton is the perfect choice for a project like this because the fiber accepts color brilliantly and is an affordable and durable option to work with.
Grab your favorite color combo of Lily Sugar and Cream (Bonus: the yarn's on sale for only $2.49 a skein on Yarnspirations.com until 4/14!) plus a few other supplies, and you'll have yourself a winter-shooing wreath whipped up in no time! Here's how to make one:
SPRINGTIME WREATH MATERIALS
1 skein each of Lily Sugar 'n Cream yarn, in colors: Hot Green (MC) and Tangerine (CC)
Any Size of Floral Wreath Form (I used 10"/25 cm)
Hot Glue Gun & Glue
Crochet Hook (Preferably size G/6/4mm OR H/8/5mm)
Felt & Fabric Scraps
1 Size 75 Self Cover Button
2 Size 60 Self Cover Buttons
Note: If you're working with small children and prefer to avoid hot glue, traditional glue will work, too. Please allow more drying time, however.
- Pick a starting point on wreath form and dab a bot of hot glue on the back of that point; beginning with CC, wrap yarn around 10-12 times ending at back of wreath; glue down (taking care not to burn yourself); cut end.
- Beginning where you just left off, repeat process with MC.
- Repeat Steps 1-2, fifteen times more or until wreath is approximately 1/3 way covered.
- Begin process again with MC, now discontinuing stripe pattern and gluing down every 12 or so wraps, until wreath form is completely covered. Cut yarn.
- Following manufactures instructions on package, cover buttons with fabric scraps; glue on to desired point of wreath front .
- Cut slightly larger than button circles of contrasting colors of felt (3 total); make diagonal, "pie piece" cuts around edges; cut off 2-3 "pie pieces" completely; tuck and glue felt pieces behind buttons.
- Crochet a 7"/18 cm chain; fold into loop and glue to top-back of wreath.
- Hang and feel cheery!
Happy Wreathster! xx, Vickie