January 11, 2012

Heart Shaped Sweater Wreath

For a cute, simple Valentine project, try making a heart shaped sweater wreath. All you need is a styrofoam wreath form in the shape of a heart and boucle' yarn in the color of your choice.

The process is very straight forward. This is a great project to involve your kiddies in.

1. Start by tying a knot at the bottom of the heart.
2. Begin wrapping your yarn around the shape of the wreath. For little ones, it may be easier to give them smaller sections of yarn rather than having them hold the entire ball.
3. As you wrap, wind the yarn around the stray pieces from the knot so that there are no rogue pieces hanging out.
4. To finish, simply tuck the end under the previously wrapped yarn and tie a knot.
5. Adorn with a bow, a monogram, a trinket.
6. Hang in the place of  your choosing with double sided picture hanging strip. Voila!

Tip | Some heart forms have very pointy bottoms. Needless to say, trying to wrap yarn around them is frustrating. To remedy this for myself and my daughter, I cut the points of the heart so they were more blunt and easier to wrap.