How to make a Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Wool Wreath
Make your own pretty Valentine's Day Wool Tops Wreath in about half an hour! So pretty to hang on your door at this time of year, - or actually any time of year, or make for a loved one! (Remember those ' Galentine ' friends as well as those Valentines too!) ...Really cheers everyone up ;-) xx
First let's start with what you'll need : (click the links to buy them from our website)
- 1 x 20cm heart shaped wire base
- 1 x 100g bag of Wool Tops ( I used Bright Red but you can choose any colour!)
- A selection of approx 4 x 25cm lengths of wool tops for the tassel (optional) I used Candy Pink, Neon Pink, Hot Pink & Red but you could choose any colours. I'd say you'd need a total of about 4 x 25cm
- 1 x box of gorgeous clip on Feather Butterflies to decorate your heart with once it's done
- Approx 2m x pink yarn (or any colour would do!) to tie the tassel and attach
Step One : Start by splitting your 100g of wool tops directly in half lengthways up the middle to double it's length. You will probably have somewhere in the region of about 8m of wool tops once it's split - and you'll need it all! Get ahead of yourself by overlapping the two end pieces by about 3 inches, and tie them together securely with some yarn in two places, so your wool tops is now one long piece! :-)
Step Two : Before I start to explain how you 'crochet' the wool tops around the wire wreath with your hands - I STRONGLY recommend you refer to my YouTube Video of me making a very similar Christmas Wool Tops Wreath - as I explain it slowly and clearly! Click here to watch! xx
In words : 1) Make a small loop 2) Place this over the wire base 3) Bring the wool tops under the wire to make another small loop 4) Bring the wool tops through both small loops - and repeat! That's all there is to it! ...Sounds confusing - but when you watch my tutorial on YouTube you will understand :-) x
Step Three : Once you've covered the whole base (and used up all the wool tops) push the last piece through a loop to the back and secure. Cut the yarn where you tied to the two lengths of wool tops together and discard! x
Step Four : (optional) to make the tassel, separate pencil width pieces of wool tops approx 25cm long. Elongate them a little if you prefer to make a longer tassel. Alternating the colours, lay them on top of one another until you have about 10 - 15 pieces according to taste!
Step Five : Tie securely in the centre with a matching or contrasting yarn - leaving long ends
Step Six : Bind the top of the tassel using a matching yarn. Go round and round tightly until you're happy, them cut and tuck the end underneath.
Step Seven : Use the top thread ends to tie to the apex of the heart at the bottom. I then used a little more yarn to make a loop at the top too, for hanging the wreath.
Step Eight : Decorate with clip on butterflies, or ribbon bows, or gems, or flowers, or pompoms - or anything you fancy really! :-)
Step Nine : Hang it up and Enjoy! xx