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Yarn Wreath with Berries

Wrap a foam wreath in these holiday yarns and add yarn ball berries for a quick and easy Christmas craft. Yarn tassels form the leaves of this clever holiday wreath craft from Lion Brand Yarn

Christmas Yarn Wreath with Berries

Materials:

  • Holiday Homespun Yarn: Wreath 1 ball (A)
  • Holiday Homespun Yarn: Berry 1 ball (B)
  • Large-Eye Blunt Needles
  • 12 in. (30.5 cm) foam wreath
  • 18 small foam balls
  • 6 in. (15 cm) piece of cardboard
  • Craft glue


Instructions:

Tassel Wrap yarn around 6 in. (15 cm) cardboard 3 times. Cut a piece of yarn 12 in. (30.5 cm) long and thread doubled into large-eyed blunt needle. Insert needle under all strands at upper edge of cardboard. Pull tightly and knot securely near strands. Cut yarn loops at lower edge of cardboard. Cut a piece of yarn 12 in. (30.5 cm) long and wrap tightly around loops about 1 in. (2.5 cm) below top knot to form Tassel neck. Knot securely.

WREATH
With A, make 12 Tassels. Apply a small amount of glue to foam wreath, then wrap evenly with A. Continue applying small amounts of glue, then wrapping with A until Wreath is completely covered. Arrange Tassels onto Wreath. Tie yarn tails of Tassel around Wreath to secure.

BALLS (make 18)
Apply a small amount of glue to Ball, then wrap evenly with B. Continue applying small amounts of glue, then wrapping with B until Ball is completely covered.

FINISHING
Glue Balls to surface of Wreath as desired.

 

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I don't get it. Could you illustrate each step? What I picture in my mind does not match the complete product.

Hi there! Unfortunately there are no step-by-step photos available. The original pattern is located at this URL: http://www.lionbrand.com/craft-pattern-wrapped-wreath-1.html You have to create a free account with Lion Brand in order to access it. You can also reach out to Lion Brand directly, or we can try to help with additional questions. I hope this helps! -Editors of FaveCrafts

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