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I recently shared the following picture collage on my Facebook page and received many messages asking if I could put together a more in depth tutorial for the wreath. Since I had already planned to make one (or two) I decided to go ahead and take photos of how I made mine. Below (Left) is a photo of my finished wreath. Below (Right) is the photo collage I shared (not my photo).
Materials Needed for a 15″ diameter wreath (the size I made)
*White Yarn: I used Red Heart E300.0311 Super Saver Economy Yarn, White (approx. 850 yards)
*Scraps of yarn in various colors (for scarves)
*Black Craft Foam Sheet 9″X12″ 2mm-Black 10 per pack
*1-1/2″ W X 24″ L Ribbon for hanging
*Crochet Hook: Clover 1045/G Purple Amour Crochet Hook, Size G, 4.0mm
*Paper Punch: Swingline 1-Hole Punch, 1/4″ Holes, 5 Sheets (A7074005)
Clover Large Pom Pom Maker (Sizes: 2-1/2″ & 3-3/8″)
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Step 1: The wreath I made took 11 snowmen. The first thing you need to do is to make 11 (2-1/2″) poms and 11 (3-3/8″) poms for a total of 22 poms. I used the Clover Large Pom Pom Maker shown in the photo above. Tie your poms off using an 18″ strand of yarn and DO NOT cut the tails off. **Here are a couple other techniques for making poms (you’ll have to adjust for the size needed). Click here—> Yarn Poms
Step 2: Refer to the photos above. Take (1) 3-3/8″ pom and (1) 2-1/2″ pom and tie the yarn tails together. Make sure to pull the tails tight and knot to secure in place. DO NOT trim the yarn tails. Repeat for all 11 snowman. *See photo below.
Look! Naked snowmen, Eek!!!
Step 3: You need to dress the naked snowmen! Choose the colors you’d like from your yarn stash. You will need less than 2yds per color so you may be able to use up some scraps. I chose to go with a rainbow color scheme as shown below. Make 11 snowmen scarves: using crochet hook G/6/4.00mm, ch 50, fasten off. Trim ends to 1″.
Step 4: Add a scarf to each snowman as shown in the photos below. Yay! Your snowmen are no longer naked!
Oh no! They’re no longer naked, but they can’t see!
Step 5: Attach your snowmen to the embroidery hoop. Position the embroidery hoop in the crook of the neck (do snowmen have necks? hmm…) Flip the snowman over and secure it to the embroidery hoop using the tails of yarn that you left from joining the poms. *Note: the snowman’s head (smaller pom) is on the inside of the hoop and the snowman’s body (larger pom) is on the outside of the hoop. Repeat until you’ve attached all 11 snowmen.
~Note: An alternative to an embroidery hoop would be a large donut made of cardboard. You can lay your snowmen in a circle and measure around them to figure the size of your donut. Cut your donut a tad smaller than your snowmen so you do not see it.
Step 6: After attaching all 11 snowmen to the embroidery hoop, I took 2 strands from 1 snowman and tied it together with the snowman on it’s left and then tied the other 2 strands to the snowman on its right. Repeat around and all snowmen will be tied together. Trim ends. Flip your wreath over and it should resemble the photo below, on the right. Eek! They still can’t see!
Step 7: It’s time to make eyes & buttons! Take your piece of black craft foam and your hole punch and punch out 22 eyes and 22 buttons. Place 2 small dots of craft glue on the snowmen’s head and carefully place the eyes.
Step 8: Place 2 dots of craft glue on each snowman’s belly and add black craft foam buttons. Lastly, add the hanging ribbon to your wreath by knotting it around the embroidery hoop.
Hang it up and Enjoy!
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