Monday, June 6, 2011

4th of July Argyle Wreath Tutorial

Ok, well, this wreath was super dee duper easy it just took me awhile... awhile awhile. All that yarn wrapping was tedious and my arm almost fell off a couple of times lol. But it is SO cute.

Take a peek!


So, if you want something to mindlessly work on while you are watching tv this is the perfect project for you!

You will need:

a circular wreath form
red yarn
white felt
blue felt
fabric adhesive
straight pins
star or star template (I used a 3" star)


Start by pinning the end of the yarn into your wreath form. I used this type of form as I had it on hand... I simply left the plastic wrapping on it so as to not have any straw poking out. Then just start wrapping... as you get a little farther it will get tighter and closer together, but occasionally you can push them tighter together if you are, like me, anal retentive about gaps! lol


Now just keep wrapping for about a year lol. For some reason it took me awhile, I think my arm muscles need some help! Maybe I should start making more of these! lol


Next you are going to trace your star shape onto the felt. I happened to use a 3" wooden star. You can print a star from online using clip art or Photoshop Shapes, etc. Then you are going to cut out stars from white and from blue felt. I cut them out, alternating and seeing how many of each I would need as I go. Depending on the size of your star you can do that same.


One I had the white ones on, I cut the blue to fill in, in between the white. I then used fabric adhesive, in this case I used a multi purpose spray adhesive, just enough to help the stars hold on while I wrap them in yarn again.


Sorry for the smudges in the photo here, I think I got a fingerprint on the lens lol. You are going to take that yarn and pin it down to the back (so no one sees the pin) and then wind the yarn across half of each star going in the same direction until you get back to where you started, cut and pin it down again. 


Then you are going to do the same thing going in the opposite direction, forming an X over each star. The key here is to use the red so the Xs are the same color as the wreath itself. Then... you are done!


Very simple, but very cute! If you try it let me know! I would love love love to see it!

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9 comments:

  1. Turned out so cute!! I love the argyle look!! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. that's really cute. I don't know if I could handle all that wrapping though, I tend to get bored with tedious things like that....lol I see Ginger in the background on one of those pictures. did she help you with this project?

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  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [07 Jun 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  4. Hopping over to follow your blog from http://mommyjworking4mykids.blogspot.com/
    I love looking at your blog you have so many great craft ideas!

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  5. This is so much fun. I would love it if you would participate in my Red, White & Blue Roundup this July. You can find the details on my sidebar.

    Jessica
    http://myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com

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  6. wow that is awesome. thank you so much for the tutorial. I found your wreath through the little luna linky party. Come and say hi back I love bloggy friends. And please Vote for me on my blog thanks it only takes 2 seconds I promise

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  7. SO. STINKIN. CUTE! Love this wreath and think I might just have to copy it or my home this year! Would be totally flattered if you linked up to WWWW! http://itstoilegood.blogspot.com/2011/06/wwww-3rd-times-charm-partay.html

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  8. nice Idea and if wrapping is to boring then why not knit a cover for the wreath. See mine on my blog ;-) I just made a wreath for summertime ;-)
    LG Sandra

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