Seasons Greetings and Festive Fun and Games

Deck the halls with Yarns of Holly

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‘Tis the season to be crafty

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Don we now our Knit Apparel

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Make the Xmas Wreath with Vigour

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Well, I did get carried away. The Carol night for our school is tomorrow and we have been practising our songs at home with great relish and vigour. Parum pum pum pum…..

This crafty post is really about my tremendous urge to have a YARN covered Xmas wreath for the door.

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Collect your materials: wreath (from art and craft shop mine was $9.95)

Make/find some red and green flowers/leaves/bobbles etc. I had some crocheted flowers/bobbles from previous craft sessions.

Locate appropriate chirismassy ribbon: I picked out a wide holly print one (Bought this from art and craft store) with wire edging for the bows and a skinny gold print one for winding around. I also found some other gold ribbon from my stash. Yes, I hoard ribbon too 🙂

Red and Green Yarn : I decided to card my green and red fluffy fibres then spin it chunky/thick and thin. I wound the spun yarn directly from the bobbin onto the wreath. (There are 3 more sets of red/green Christmas batts in the store.)

Sewing needle and thread or Craft Wire I strung the flowers bobbles on the craft wire, twisting the wire behind each one to secure its position, then wound it around the rest of the wreath.

Craft Glue (as required) I didnt need any

Put on some Christmas music on the stereo and sing along LOUDLY while you card/spin/wind/sew/glue bits together. Jingle Bells, jingle belles, jingle all the way….

And TA DA! Here is the Yarn on the Wheel, and the Completed Wreath.

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