Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Stashbuster/Fiber Fall Wreath - Putting It All Together

Ok, time to put it all together.  If you're following along, you should already have your leaves and acorns finished.  If not, see parts 2 & 3 for instructions on those.

The other items you need are:
  • a styrofoam wreath form
  • straight pins
  • yarn to wrap around the form
  • hot glue gun

1 - To start, pin the tail of yarn to the wreath and start wrapping, passing the yarn ball through the center.  I like to stick a straight pin in every now and then to keep everything in place.  You'll cover the pin heads up when you do another pass of the yarn.  I did three passes of wrapping yarn.  On the first pass, I didn't worry too much about covering all of the styrofoam.

After you finish wrapping, cut the yarn and pin the tail to the wreath, making sure to tuck the tail and cover the pin head with some of the wrapped yarn.

2 - After arranging the leaves on the wreath, pin them into place.  I covered the pins from the first, second and third leaves with the next leaf.  For the last leaf, I pinned it from the back and hid the pin head under some of the embroidery thread used for the "veins".

3 - Use your glue gun to glue the acorns into place.

That's it!  I haven't really gotten a lot of feedback on the actual wreath (plenty on the acorns) so I don't know how much interest is out there.  I just thought it's be nice to have a tutorial because you never know.  Someone might stumble upon it in 5 years and really want to make one.  

I've got PLENTY of Halloween posts lined up so stop back by for some Halloweeny inspiration!

Linking to:
Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions

8 crafty peeps said:

  1. fall la la la la fall la la la!

  2. Another beautiful gem from you:)

  3. Another GREAT Tutorial! Thanks for sharing it on Thrilling Thursday!

    ~Lori S.
    Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

  4. Lovely! Very pretty and a great fall project!

  5. Very cool! I need to start decorating, aaaahhh!

  6. Hi. My sister told me about you! I love this but I live in the Middle East and cannot find some of the items (acorn tops and wool yarn and the styrofoam thingy)! Would you know of where I could order this? Fall might be over by the time it gets here though!! Anyway, you are great and I can't wait to read your whole blog!

  7. I'm planning on making mine this week! I don't think I'll be able to find acorn tops, so I'll have to figure something else out for those.