After making my cat Halloween wreath, I knew I wanted to do something similar for a Christmas wreath… and here it is — knit hat and all! I simply wrapped two boas (one red and one white) around a wreath form and pinned in place. Then I pinned the hat on. The hat is the Magnum Santa Hat, a free pattern from Cascade Yarns and designed by Shannon Dunbabin. It’s knit in bulky yarn, so works up fast. If you would like the free pattern, click HERE.
Recently I saw some craft tubing at the craft store. I had never come across craft tubing before and thought it looked it interesting. I decided to pick some up (in red) and see what ideas I could come it for it. I grabbed a foam wreath form and some miniature Christmas ornaments and decided I would make a wreath. How exactly, I wasn’t sure yet.
At first I thought I would wrap the tubing around the wreath, but I didn’t like how it looked. I thought I needed some white to go with it and on my next trip out picked up a package of white tubing. On this trip the cashier asked me what the tubing was supposed to be used for. I told her that I had no idea!
Now my plan was to wrap the red and white alternately around the wreath, but I still wasn’t happy with it. Finally I decided the tubing would make fun bows:
Now I had something! I wrapped the wreath in red mesh that I had left from another project and glue the bows on one half and I was on my way to a pretty nice wreath!
MATERIALS: Foam wreath form, tubing, red mesh, glue gun, mini ornaments, ribbon
Wrap weath in red mesh. Make bows out of tubing and glue to one half of wreath (pin for extra security), glue one red & white bow to opposite side. Hang mini ornaments from bow.