Sunday, 29 January 2012

Mini Yarn Wreath Brooches

Hello! This weekend I made mini yarn wreath brooches! Aren't they cute? ^_^

I made one for Valentine's Day ...

... one for St Patrick's Day ...

... one because I'm a giant Harry Potter nerd ...

... and one because this colour combination is slowly taking over my life ~_^

I was going to make a little tutorial, but the camera ate half of my pictures so it is now a teeny-tiny tutorial with some bits you just have to imagine ~_^ If my camera does decide to work properly again soon, I will add in the other pictures, but until then, on with the show!

Mini Yarn Wreath Brooches

Step 1: Get hold of some curtain rings. I went to an op-shop and got a bag of them for $3; they are wooden and about 6.5 cm wide on the outside and 4.2 cm wide on the inside ring.  

Step 2: Gather your yarn. This project is great for using up scraps!

Step 3: Put a bit of hot glue on the back of your ring and then place the end of your yarn into the glue. 

Step 4: Wrap your yarn around the ring. When you want to change colours, use a bit of hot glue to stick down the end of your current colour and then repeat Step 3 to start the new colour. Wrap until the entire ring is covered in yarn.

Step 5: Make your embellishments. For this wreath I made some tiny yarn balls by wrapping yarn around even tinier balls of paper and some tiny crochet hooks using thin wire.

For the wreaths pictured above, I crocheted hearts, a four-leaf clover, and a tiny bow. I also made an arrow with a skewer and some felt, and some felt glasses which are glued onto thin wire to keep them from sagging.

Step 6: Hot glue your embellishments into place. I made three tiny yarn balls and I added two crochet hooks, because just one looked unbalanced. 

Step 7: Add a badge back with more hot glue. 

Step 8: Put it on and insist everyone admire it; it's finished! ^_^

Yay! If you make one, I'd love to see it! ^_^

Have an awesome weekend!

- Lisa x


BEESTLYproducts said...

the cutest lil' things!

Lisa said...

Thanks Robbie ^_^

Helena said...

Hey, your (very familiar) face popped up on facebook, so i sent you an invite (but don't feel obliged to accept). Thought I'd send you a message in case you were wondering who it was! Helena.

Lisa said...

"It's a small world after all ..." ^_^ I will see you on the facebooks! ~_^