12 Days of DIY Christmas Ornaments-Day Five

Posted December 18, 2016 by Monique in DIY Mini Project, Knitting / 0 Comments

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DIY Christmas OrnamentA felted wreath ornament is a great way to take a whoops and turn it into an ohhh! If you’ve ever had the experience of felting your favorite sweater, or in my case, hubby did laundry and well,  my favorite sweater would only fit a toddler after he was through, then you know the heartbreak of which I speak. Sadly, at the time, Pinterest did not have a host of ideas of what do so with such a sweater, and I was fresh out of toddlers, so in the trash it went, along with a few tears.

Instead of starting this ornament with an already felted sweater, which is a great way to upcycle, I started by knitting a large swatch of fabric then washing it in hot water and drying it on the hottest setting of my dryer. You can start there too, just find yourself 100% wool that will felt nicely. Patons Classic Wool Worsted Yarn works perfectly and is exactly what I used.

Here’s what you’ll need to make this felted wreath ornament
  1. Felted sweater or fabric you’ve felted yourself
  2. Fabric scissors
  3. Blunt large eye needle
  4. Cotton mercerized thread/yarn for sewing
  5. Ribbon, 6 inches
Step by Step Instructions
  1. Cut the felted sweater or fabric into 1″ squares.
  2. Cut mercerized thread into approximately 1 30″ length. String it through the blunt needle and double knot the ends together. Knot several times so it won’t pull through the pieces of wool.
  3. String the felt pieces by poking the needle through the center of each square. When there are only a few inches left, tie the knotted end to the needle end with a series of knots that will hold the wreath in a circle. You will have to pull tightly so the knot won’t slip.
  4. Attach the 6″ scrap of ribbon to the wreath forming a loop with which to hang your wreath.

That’s it, you’re done!

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