sew yeah easter springtime wreath

These wreaths are beautiful mini decorations, perfect for your Easter parties or just to brighten up your walls until Spring finally decides to make an appearance!

Materials

If you don’t want to use embroidery hoops for the wreath you could buy small twisted willow ones or make ones from wool-wrapped wire coat hangers. Using super-soft wool like angora or mohair means your pompoms become amazingly soft little balls of fluff!

Making the pom poms

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step 1

Take a length of thread and place it between the middle tines of the fork.

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step 2

Begin wrapping the mohair wool around the fork.

To make it easier wrap several strands at once.

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sew yeah easter wreath how to make a pom pom

When you have made quite a thick bundle of wool take the two ends of the cotton, pull tight around the bundle and tie a knot.

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sew yeah easter wreath how to make a pom pom

Slip the bundle from the fork and wrap the cotton around the bundle again, pull tight and then tie a double knot.

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sew yeah easter wreath how to make a pom pom

With scissors cut the two sides of the bundle releasing all the strands of wool.

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sew yeah easter wreath how to make a pom pom

Trim the pom pom till it is nice and spherical.

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Make lots more 'poms!

You can alter the size of them by wrapping more or less wool around the fork.

step 7

Making the flowers

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step 1

Cut a piece of felt 2cm x 8cm then concertina it into five.

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step 2

Holding it between your thumb and forefinger cut an arc across the top edge, making sure you don’t cut completely through the folds of the felt.

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sew yeah springtime easter wreath making the flowers

Unfold the felt and if necessary trim the arcs so they are neater and more petal shaped.

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sew yeah springtime easter wreath making the flowers

With a needle and thread sew a running stitch along the straight edge.

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sew yeah springtime easter wreath making the flowers

Pull the two ends of the thread to gather the felt into a flower shape.

Tie a double knot to secure.

Do not cut the thread yet.

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sew yeah springtime easter wreath making the flowers

To make the middle of the flower, cut a 1.5 x 5cm rectangle of felt in a contrasting colour, then snip into a fringe.

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sew yeah springtime easter wreath making the flowers

Roll up and fan out the fringe.

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sew yeah springtime easter wreath making the flowers

Poke the roll of felt into the middle of the flower, secure in place with a few stitches.

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Make more flowers in different colors and sizes!

step 9

Making the buds and leaves

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step 1

Cut a length of felt 2.5cm x 6cm, cut a series of curved fronds – they can all be a little bit different so don’t worry if they’re a bit wobbly wobbly!

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sew yeah springtime easter wreaths making the buds and leaves

Roll up the felt and secure with a couple of stitches.

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sew yeah springtime easter wreaths making the buds and leaves

Stitch through all layers of felt to make sure the middle doesn’t spiral out.

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sew yeah springtime easter wreaths making the buds and leaves

Cut several different leaf shapes from a variety of greens, stitch through the middle of the base of the leaves to create shape.

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sew yeah springtime easter wreaths making the buds and leaves

Stitch a few leaves together.

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sew yeah springtime easter wreaths making the buds and leaves

Make several different clusters of flowers and leaves.

Constructing the wreaths

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step 1

Take one of the embroidery hoops and using a glue gun fix the pompoms and then flowers in place.

Pro Tip

The wreaths look lovely both with flowers and pompoms covering the whole wreath or just places in specific spots.