.: materials :.
- styrofoam wreath base
- festive fabric
- yarn (for background and balls)
- felt (for shamrocks and banner)
- straight pins & 2 decorative pins
- twine (I used The Twinery's cantaloupe)
- eyelet setter (I use a Crop-A-Dile)
- ink (I used Stazon's timber brown)
- stamps (I used Unity's February Kit of the Month 2012)
- scissors (regular and pinking shears)
.: directions :.
- wrap the wreath in twine
- cut out circles from your festive fabric in varying sizes. these will be used to make the "flowers" (6-10 circles per flower)
- put a straight pin through the center of each circle, and pin into the wreath. pin the centers of the circles close to each other to create a nice full flower. continue pinning circles until you get a flower "fullness" that suits you :) most of mine are ~8 circles per flower, with some being fewer and some being more.
- create your felt shamrocks (I used this tutorial here)
- pin shamrocks to wreath using straight pins. I tried to hide the pins in some of the folds of felt near the center of the shamrock.
- create yarn balls (good tutorial here) - I use two fingers to start my yarn balls, especially since the ones on this wreath are smaller, and I change directions every ~8 loops. Once you reach your desired ball size, carefully tie off the yarn.
- pin balls to wreath with straight pins. I put the pin through a few yarn strands and then the knot where I tied off the yarn.
- stamp images onto felt and cut out with pinking shears (or regular scissors)
- attach eyelets to each corner of felt and connect with twine
- attach banner to wreath with decorative pins
- hang wreath and enjoy! :)
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