Hello all, Nicole here for my first post on the Helmar Blog.
I do most of my crafting with paper, but couldn't help shake things up a bit when I started playing with the adhesives. I've been wanting to make one of these yarn wrapped wreaths for ages and when I got my goodie box of adhesives with the Helmar Foam Glue and Helmar Fabric Glue I knew it was time.
My little sister is moving into a new apartment in about three weeks. We are all excited about this move since it puts her much closer to my family and it is a new start for her. I decided to make her a little house warming gift that she can place on her door. She loves the color pink so I kept this fun wreath monochromatic with touches of green.
Here are my supplies:
I first started with the wreath base. The foam glue allowed me to get a nice secure anchor for my yarn and I didn't need to worry about it unraveling while I wrapped.
Wrap the yarn loosely a number of times around foam (as shown in the above picture) and then go back straightening and pulling tighter. I kept mine pretty neat and tidy by allowing the yarn to overlap a little more at the center of the wreath.
At this point you can enjoy your favorite show or pop in a movie. I finished this up in about 1 1/2 episodes of Call the Midwife.
At this point I started making the felt flowers.
After getting the flowers finished I grabbed my green ribbon to cut leaves.
Once you have the base wrapped, flowers rolled, and leaves cut you can now assemble the wreath. I used more Helmar Fabric Glue and attached all the flowers to the yarn base. I then went back and attached the leaves in between the flowers with more Helmar Fabric Glue.
I used a length of green ribbon on top as a hanger and the wreath is done. Here is another look at it hanging on my door. Really excited to give this to my sister and welcome her to the neighborhood.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope I gave you some inspiration for using these wonderful Helmar products.