Yay! The first day of the Handmade Ornament Party is here! And I have been dying to show off this cute little ornament for weeks!!
Ornament #1: Mini Wreath Tutorial
What you Need:
Shower curtain rings ($1.16 for 12 @ Walmart), Yarn, ribbon or other embellishments, glue gun, scissors
First, cut your length of yarn. About 4 nose-to-hand lengths is enough yarn for the wreath. If you think you will wrap tight, then do an extra arm length to see. After the first wreath you’ll get a better idea of how much yarn you may need. If you use thicker yarn you will also need less than if you are using thinner yarn.
Secure your end with a drop of hot glue
Then start wrapping!
It’s easiest to bunch up all the yarn in your wrapping hand then it is to slowly pull it around and through each time.
glue down the end.
Then tie a loop and a knot the best you can.
Then the fun part! Embellish to your heart’s desire! Most of mine I just did ribbon (be sure to singe the edges of your ribbon or will fray!)
Now play around and experiment with yarn & embellishments to create different looks!
Now a little bit about thickness…
Your wreaths will take on different looks depending on the thickness of the yarn you use, and also how many times you decide to wrap the wreath.
Then I started using some pretty thick yarn, which goes faster than the thin yarn and it gets nice and fat pretty quickly! You also use less yarn when its thicker and do the 2nd, 3rd, etc layers a bit looser too.
That’s it! Cute project, yes? A great way to start the week! If you can keep a glue gun near you on the couch, you can get quite a few wrapped while watching TV or a movie! I hope you’ll try these, they really are cute and pretty easy.