1 skein Kartopu Alpaca Polo in Claret
Several die-cut felt pieces in holiday shapes - I used pre-cut holly leaves/berries and a felt snowflake ornament**
Fabric Glue or Hot Glue
Small sandwich plate (the one I used was 8.5 inches in diameter)
Small bowl (the one I used was 4.5 inches in diameter - make sure that you can pass your yarn through an opening of this size)
Cardboard (to fit largest size of plate/bowl)
**A note about the felt pieces: Between now and the time I was planning this project a few months ago, the place where I sourced these felt elements has discontinued making them. Bummer, right? After a quick google, I did find a few promising places to check out, though it should be noted that I have not used any of their items or shopped their site, so I can't speak to the quality/customer service of any of these businesses. Busy Little Bird has several holiday-ish shapes (snowflakes, holly (some assembly required), reindeer, and Christmas lights. Craft Dept. also has several options (snowflakes, ornaments, Santas, etc.).
1. Use plate and bowl to trace wreath shape with marker.
3. Begin wrapping yarn around the cardboard, positioning starter tail like so:
5. When you get to the end, cut a long tail, and then thread on a large blunt tipped tapestry needle.
8. Cut yarn end. Now it's time for the fun part! Position your felt pieces wherever you'd like them, then glue on with fabric glue (or hot glue, if preferred). I used the snowflake ornament to also double as a hanger at the top!
Tip: I used a LOT of fabric glue (as in, way more than I thought was necessary) and then applied gentle pressure for about 30 seconds for each piece.
9. Allow to dry overnight under a heavy book.
10. Hang and enjoy!
If you like this tutorial, don't forget to pin it to Pinterest!
I have one more quick holiday project to share with you over on the Hobium International blog (who supplied the yarn for this tutorial) - click here for step-by-step instructions to crochet this Sparkly Star Garland!
here on Ravelry.
Have a great week!