Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Cozy Rustic Christmas Wreath With Wood Accents

I love the soft feel of alpaca yarn but I don't know how to knit, so I thought why not make a wreath out of it? 

Supplies I used:
Wire wreath form
Alpaca yarn
Wood pieces
Colorbox Crafters Ink stamp pad in Crimson
Ann Butler background stamps
Zip ties
Decorative trim
Mounting tape
Floral wire

How I made it:

I started by wrapping the yarn around my hand about 30 times and securing the center with a zip tie. 

I clipped each side and trimmed each pom pom to be circular. I added each pom pom to a wire wreath base with floral wire as shown in this video:

I decided to add some wood accents. I sanded the wood pieces to make them smooth and flat with my Proxxon Delta Sander . I stamped the wood pieces with Colorbox Crafter's Ink by Ann Butler and also used the Ann Butler background stamps as shown in this video:

 After stamping the wood pieces I added them to the wreath by carefully stacking them one piece at a time with strong mounting tape.

For additional interest, I added some cute wired trim. It also helps keep the wood pieces secured to the wreath base.

I really love how soft and beautiful this wreath is. I may need to keep it up all year!

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Steph Ackerman said...

Lovely wreath Tammy.

Terri Sproul said...

this is so pretty

Tammy Santana said...

Thanks Steph!

Tammy Santana said...

Thanks Terri!

Barbara Moore said...

Great job! That wreath would certainly look great all Winter long!

Tammy Santana said...

Thanks so much Barbara!