Valentine Wreath WR1085

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Skill Level: BEGINNER

Designed by Elizabeth Hill.

Valentine wreath measures approximately 11" wide x 12" high.

RED HEART® "Super Saver®": 2 Ounces each 319 Cherry Red CA, 724 Baby Pink CB, and 311 White CC.

Susan Bates® French Knitter, Small, Art. 14102.
Susan Bates® Easy Wrap Pom Pom Maker, Art. 14063.

All purpose white craft glue; glue gun and glue sticks; buttons 1" in diameter and larger; thread to match yarns; heart shaped Styrofoam wreath; yarn needle; 18 gauge 18" floral wire stems; 1"-wide foam brush; 6 push pins; paper and cardboard.

Instructions:

Wreath: Apply white craft glue with foam brush to Styrofoam wreath, an inch at a time. Wrap Styrofoam wreath with CA. Repeat applying glue and wrapping yarn until wreath is completely covered with yarn. Adjust yarn as needed to cover Styrofoam completely.

Decorate wreath with Half Pom Pom Button Flowers and/or French Knitter Blossoms.

Half Pom Pom Button Flowers: Using Pom Pom Maker, make one large pom pom but do not fill Pom Pom Maker as instructed; use only about half the yarn indicated so that the pom pom will be less full and round and will spread open into a flower. In the same manner, make one medium pom pom with a contrasting color. Layer the smaller pom pom over the larger pom pom; tie or sew together. Place a 1" button at the center and sew in place.

Make as many flowers as you desire. Arrange on the wreath and, once satisfied with the layout, glue in place with a hot glue gun.

French Knitter Flowers with Wire: With CB or CC and the Small French Knitter, make an 18" cord; weave in yarn ends. Thread a wire stem down the center of the cord. Approximately one inch from the end of the cord, bend the wired cord around a pencil to create petal. Bend wire back, then around the pencil again to create another petal. Continue in this fashion until 6 petals are made, adjusting length and width as necessary. Bring wire ends to the center and wrap ends together to create flower. Hot glue gun a button in the center.

Make as many flowers as you desire. Arrange on the wreath and, once satisfied with the layout, glue in place with a hot glue gun.

French Knit Flowers without Wire: With CB or CC and the Small French Knitter, make 21" or longer cords; weave in yarn ends.

Make a template for the flowers: Draw a 2½"-diameter circle on a piece of paper. Attach paper to a piece of cardboard. Put 6 push pins evenly spaced around the rim of the circle. Wrap a cord around the push pins to create petals. Pin in place. Sew petals with yarn or sewing thread, securing the base of the petals to maintain circular shape. Use glue gun to attach buttons over the center of the flower. Make as many flowers as you desire. Arrange on the wreath and, once satisfied with the layout, glue in place with a hot glue gun.

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