I think of all the projects I undertake, making wreaths is among my most favorite. With a little imagination, wreaths can be made with just about anything.
For this wreath I tried something I hadn’t before, finger knitting.
Finger knitting can be learned in about 5 minutes and after about 20 minutes, you can finger knit watching TV without even looking. I intend to do a couple more projects with finger knitting, one for Christmas, coming soon.
So here are my supplies: 1 - 16” foam wreath, 2 skeins of thick yarn, I used Lion Brand Thick & Quick yarn in Oatmeal color, 7 or 8 different sized faux succulents (I know they look real, but they're not), 1 bag of moss, 1 small clay pot, loose burlap for large bow, a 12” piece of thin twine for bow, hot glue gun and a few small loose pine cones.
I’m not sure if I’m the last one to learn finger knitting, but just in case there are more of us out there, I will post a tutorial soon.
Relaxing here finger knitting in front of the TV. I’m in love with this yarn… I’d LOVE to have a scarf with this color.
In no time at all, you have a trail this long…
I used one full skein and about 3/4 of the second one. Once I had finger knitted the entire first skein, I attached it to the wreath. I suppose you could pin it or glue it, but I just used the yarn itself to tie it to the wreath and then the extra 12” or so at the end to tie off at the other end. Wrapping it without pinning or gluing definitely works too.
When you are casting the yarn on your fingers, leave a tail of about 12”, as well when you are casting off, ( leave the same amount). These long strings will be used to tie both ends to the wreath, as seen below.
Remove all the stems from your succulents. You’ll need wire cutters for this…those suckers are tough. Be careful not to pull on the wire, it’s the only thing keeping all those leaves on.
Use a tiny bit of foam if you have, glue it inside the clay pot.
There are two ways to do this.
First I tried this method below… but I didn’t like the way the clay pot was facing, so I took that apart and did it another way.
The pot was facing down and I didn’t like it. If you prefer this method it’s very secure tied around the wreath. But I preferred this other way of using wire to attach to the wreath -
Glue the piece of foam into the pot. Take one of the wire stems you cut off the succulent and stick it into the foam (hold it in there with hot glue) bend the wire and stick it into the wreath, (again hold it with hot glue) When I had it positioned exactly where I wanted, I then hot glued the pot to the yarn. Hold it for a while as the glue dries.
Place your succulents around the wreath, sticking them in the foam and securing with hot glue. Use your moss to fill the gaps.
I added the burlap bow for some added texture and tied it to the wreath with a piece of twine.
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