Sunday, January 12, 2014

Yarn and Felt Valentine Wreath with Loopy Felt Flower How-tos

I've been wanting to make one of these yarn wreaths ever since I first saw them on Pinterest.  I finally decided to make one for Valentine's Day.
These kind of wreaths are very time consuming (wrapping the yarn), but I think it was worth it because I love how it turned out!
These are my supplies.  I ended up not using the larger heart, white yarn or the red felt. I change my mind.....a lot!  I'll find another project for those!

To recreate my wreath, you will need.

16 inch foam wreath
6 inch foam heart
1 skein of red yarn (it doesn't take the whole skein)
2 squares of white craft felt (the softer the better)
3 Loopy Felt Flowers (directions below)
3 crocheted hearts (or any other embellishment you want)
1 small piece of tape
Hot glue gun
Use a small piece of tape to hold the end of your yarn while you wrap.  I tried holding it and it just kept unwrapping and getting tangled, so make it easy on yourself and grab a piece of tape.
Wrap the yarn until your arms fall off!  Just kidding!  It does take some time for this step though.  I grabbed a cup of coffee and turned on the DIY channel while I wrapped my foam wreaths.  I'm weird and had to wrap mine neatly, some people just wrap until you no longer see the wreath base.  It's up to you!
This is how they will look when you're done.  The hearts are a bit more tricky than the circle.  The pointy parts are very hard to cover....just sayin!
Now I'll show you how to make your Loopy Felt Flowers.  I've made a few other projects with these flowers HERE.   They are fun and you'll want to keep making them!

To make the Loopy Felt Flower, you will need:

Felt of your choice (I used white this time)
Sewing machine
Sharp scissors
Hot glue gun (use the low setting)
Cut your felt into strips that measure: 2" x 8", 1 1/2" x 4" and 1" x 3" and then a circle of about 1 1/2".
Fold your strips long ways in half and stitch very close to the open edge like this. Repeat for all three strips.
Using your sharp scissors, snip to the stitching being sure NOT to snip the stitching.  If you cut small sections, you will get a fuller flower, larger sections, not so full.  I prefer the smaller sections.
Starting with the longest strip, take your felt circle and lay down some hot glue on the very outter edge.  Glue the strip to the circle like shown above.
Keep adding your strips using the medium lengthed one next and then the shortest one until you've reach the center.
This is what it will look like when you have all three strips glued to the circle.
Now add your crocheted heart (or other embellishment) to the center to cover the empty space.  I got my hearts on Etsy HERE.
Here's what they look like all together.  I love those hearts and I've just about used all mine up! They are the perfect touch!
Next, I glued my Loopy Felt Flowers to my wreath with hot glue.  The wreath looked too plain at this point so I also cut out some leaves and stems (freehand) from the white felt and added that to each end of my flowers.
Again, it still needed something, so I cut (10) strips of white felt about 1/4 inch wide and made the criss-crosses around the empty space on the right.  I just hot glued the ends to the back to hold them in place.

It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!

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11 comments:

  1. Super cute!! I wish I knew how to crochet! Those little hearts are so cute!

    Julie
    http://www.artworkbyjm.com/

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  2. That is lovely! I would never have guessed by looking at it that it was yarn-wrapped; you did an excellent job. What a beautiful yet simple piece. Thank you for sharing this at the HomeAcre Hop; I hope you'll join us again this Thursday.

    Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead

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  3. What a beautiful Valentines wreath and a great tutorial. I love to decorate for the holidays. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  4. Your wreath is so cute! I absolutely love anything yarn related!! :)

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  5. Extraordinary!
    I love that you covered your forms so precisely...it's hard to tell that it is made of yarn strands. Your design is lovely and really makes a dramatic statement. :)

    Thanks for linking up a Project Inspire{d}!! Hope to see you again, next week!
    Diane | AnExtraordinaryDay.net

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  6. Cute wreath! I really like the heart in the center and the crochet hearts.

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

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  7. Love it! Thanks for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to the party. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2014/01/make-it-pretty-monday-week-85.html Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  8. Hello! Thanks for linking to last weeks Whimsy Wednesdays! I wanted to let you know I featured you today in my I Heart Valentine's Day Craft roundup! Love the wreath!

    You can see the post here http://www.ohmy-creative.com/valentins-day/heart-valentines-day-crafts/

    Grab a button is you like and have a great day!
    Susan

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  9. I really enjoyed your Yarn and Felt Valentine Wreath with Loopy Felt Flowers craft that you shared at my Shine a Spotlight Linky Party this week. It was so clever creating those flowers! Loved it! Pinned it! Thanks for stopping by and sharing and be sure to stop by again on Saturday. Your craft might just be one of my featured posts!—Deb at DialMforMoms.com

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  10. Hi there! Wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed your Valentine Wreath and have chosen it as one of my favorites from last week’s Shine a Spotlight Saturday link party. I'm getting the features organized for the next party and YOU will be featured :o) As always it starts Friday evening at 9 pm EST, and I've already PINed it to my Pinterest page. Thanks so much for linking up, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you have to share this week!

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  11. Love the loopy felt flowers!

    Thank you so much for sharing your post on Show Me Saturday! I am featuring your fabulous wreath in a roundup tomorrow.

    Happy Valentine's Day!
    ~ Ashley

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