Deck the Halls Wreath

Deck the door with a bowtiful wreath! This wreath has bows, a tree and even two gnomes!! Recreate the entire thing or take bits and pieces to create your own. Don’t forget to tag us in your makes on social media!

Materials

  • 0.5m of 3 fabrics from our Deck the Halls collection
  • 0.5m of scroll green fabric from our Deck the Halls collection
  • 2 foam balls
  • 1 foam cone
  • 6 spools of 2″ wide wired ribbon
  • 0.5m faux fur trim
  • 0.5m plaid falnnelette
  • polyfill
  • hot glue or craft glue
  • floral wire or twist ties
  • large metal wreath

Fabric Bows

  1. To create the fabric bows cut your 3 fabrics into strips measuring the 2″ x WOF.
  2. Serge both long edges of all the strips
  3. Create a bow: Starting with one end leave a tail about 7″ long. Create 2 loops. Bring your left loop on top of your right loop, fold it under the loop and through the hole. Pull tight. Even out your loop, cut your long tail. Finish your tails as desired.
    **You should get two bows out of each WOF. Don’t worry about them all being perfect and the same size.**
  4. Using floral wire or twist ties attach the bows to 2/3 of the wreath.

Ribbon Bows

  1. Create a small loop with the end of your ribbon, this will be the middle. Pinch between your thumb and forefinger.
  2. Pull the tail of the ribbon to the opposite side and make a loop with about 7″ of ribbon. Bring the tail to the back of your middle loop, twist it to so the good side is shown and make a matching loop on the other side.
  3. Repeat this step going side to side until you are happy with the fullness of your bow. We did 3-4 loops on each side.
  4. Once you have finished your loops create your tails by making one long loop and cutting the tail up behind the middle loop.

5. Secure your bow with a piece of satin ribbon measuring about 10″.
6. Pull it through the middle loop and to the back securing all the loops and tails, tie two knots.
7. Cut your tails as desired.
8. Fluff up your bow by gently pulling on the loops and placing as desired.

Tree

  1. Trace the bottom of your foam cone on the wrong side of your green fabric.
  2. Add 1″ seam allowance around the circle and cut out.
  3. Glue the base of the cone to the wrong side of the fabric. Tuck the edges up and glue, pleating as needed.

4. Place the selvedge of the fabric on the seam of the cone and glue down.
5. Roll the cone tightly to wrap it in fabric. Glue to the foam cone down 1″
6. Trim excess fabric leaving 1″ seam allowance along the edge.
7. Fold the raw edge in against the cone to create a folded finished edge. Glue in place.
8. Twist your top piece and tuck into the side seam. Remove excess and glue in place.
9. Remove excess from the bottom of the cone leaving at least 1″ seam allowance.

10. Fold in the seam allowance to create a folded finished edge. Glue in place.

Gnome

  1. Using the pattern provided cut out the pieces required.
  2. Fold your hat right sides together matching long edges. Stitch with 1/4″ seam allowance or secure with glue. Turn right side out and set aside.

3. Take your nose piece and run a hand basting stitch around the edge.
4. Start to pull the thread to gather it. Stuff with polyfill and pull tight.
5. Stitch and knot to close and secure.

6. Glue your hat to the middle of the foam ball.
7. Glue your faux fur trim just covering the edge of the hat.
8. Glue on your nose.

Completing the Wreath

Attach the tree and gnomes to the bottom center of the wreath. Add the remaining ribbon bows as desired. We started by filling the gaps and then working our way down to create an oval shape.

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